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Gunnison sage grouse GIS data set identifying occupied, potential and vacant/unknown habitats in Colorado. The data set was created by mapping efforts of the Colorado Division of Wildlife biologist and district officers during the spring of 2004 and updated as recently as summer of 2009. Occupied Habitat: Areas of suitable habitat known to be used by sage-grouse within the last 10 years from the date of mapping. Areas of suitable habitat contiguous with areas of known use, which do not have effective barriers to sage-grouse movement from known use areas, are mapped as occupied habitat unless specific information exists that documents the lack of sage-grouse use. Mapped from any combination of telemetry locations,...
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4x4 km grid cells with lost bioclimate are areas where there was currently suitable bioclimate but in 2050 climate models predict this climate envelope will no longer exist for that grid cell. Maintained bioclimate are areas that are predicted to be suitable under both current and future climate regimes. These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "as is" and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User's intended use. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential...
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This metadata references the polygonal ARC/INFO GIS cover showing the current and historic distribution of potential habitat, or range, of the Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) and Gunnison Sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus) in Western North America. This data was initially researched and compiled by Dr. Michael A. Schroeder, research biologist for the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. The initial draft of current and historic range data was mapped and submitted to state, federal, or provincial natural resource agencies and other experts for review, comment, and editing. The final product represents the best available science and expert review available at the time of compilation.Definition...
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Annual average wind resource potential of the northwestern United States at a 50 meter height.
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Ecoregions are based on perceived patterns of a combination of causal and integrative factors including land use, land surface form, potential natural vegetation, and soils (Omernik, 1987). This map and descriptions of 20 ecological regions were derived by synthesizing information on the geographic distribution of environmental factors such as climate, terrain (including information on physiography, geology, glaciation, permafrost, and hydrologic features), soils, and vegetation. A qualitative assessment was used to interpret the distributional patterns and relative importance of these factors for influencing the character of the landscape from place to place.
Nations must work together to minimize the risk of global warming. A worldwide energy efficiency campaign - led and coordinated by an International Energy Efficiency Agency (IEEA) - could be a critical component in such an effort. The IEEA could: I) strengthen energy efficiency efforts in industrialized countries; 2) help to build capability for implementing energy efficiency improvements in developing and East European countries; 3) provide capital for large-scale energy efficiency investments in developing and East European nations. Appropriate activities for the IEEA include information dissemination; joint R& D programrues; demonstration of technologies as well as policy instruments; training or supporting national...
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This map shows current fire density in the study area & near-term future fire potential in the study area. These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "as is" and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User's intended use. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. The BLM should be cited as the data source in any products...
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Annual average wind resource potential for the state of Connecticut at a 50 meter height. Available from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at http://www.nrel.gov/renewable_resources/. This dataset was last updated 3/2/2009.
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Annual average wind resource potential for the state of Indiana at a 50 meter height. Available from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at http://www.nrel.gov/renewable_resources/ . This dataset was last updated on 3/2/2009.
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Annual average wind resource potential for the state of Nebraska at a 50 meter height. Available from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at http://www.nrel.gov/renewable_resources/ . This dataset was last updated on 2/23/2009.
Why did nuclear energy policies in France, Sweden, and the United States, very similar at the time of the oil crisis of 1973 and 1974, diverge so greatly in the following years? In answering this question, James Jasper challenges one of the most popular trends in political analysis: explanations relying exclusively on political and economic structures to account for public policies. Jasper proposes a new cultural and state-centered approach--one heeding not only structural factors but cultural meanings, individual biographies, and elite discretion. Surveying the period from the successful commercialization of light-water-reactor technology in the early 1960s to the present, he explains the events that occurred after...
Coalbed methane is one of the most important and valuable natural resources in the Western United States. The natural gas that results from CBM development is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, and the extensive domestic supply makes it a central element of the national goal of a secure supply of energy. Demand for natural gas will continue to grow and CBM will play an increasingly larger role in meeting that demand. CBM production has expanded tremendously over the past decade, and the rapidity with which development has expanded has resulted in stresses and tension in affected communities. Development of this important energy resource must be balanced with a number of other important goals of protecting water,...
We discuss that whilst energy conservation and energy efficiency both ultimately have the same goal they attempt to achieve this via very different approaches. We then discuss how both options face significant barriers to ultimately successfully reduce electricity consumption.
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Potential Vegetation Types of the Umatilla NF
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Summary Indicator of Fire Regime Departure Potential. These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "as is" and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User's intended use. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. The BLM should be cited as the data source in any products derived from these data.
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Annual average wind resource potential for the state of Maine at a 50 meter height. Available from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at http://www.nrel.gov/renewable_resources/. This dataset was last updated on 3/2/2009.
The application of post-combustion capture (PCC) processes in coal fired power stations can result in large reductions of the CO2-emissions, but the consequential decrease in generation efficiency is an important draw-back The leading PCC technology is based on chemical absorption processes as this technology is the one whose scale-up status is closest to full-scale capture in power plants The energy performance of this process is analysed in this contribution. The analysis shows that the potential for improvement of the energy performance is quite large It is demonstrated that further development of the capture technology and the power plant technology can lead to generation efficiencies for power plants with 90%...
Abandoned mine land (AML) is one of the legacies of historic mining activities, causing a wide range of environmental problems worldwide. A stream monitoring study was conducted for a period of 7 years to evaluate the water quality trend in a Mid-Appalachian watershed, which was heavily impacted by past coal mining and subsequently reclaimed by reforestation and revegetation. GIS tools and multivariate statistical analyses were applied to characterize land cover, to assess temporal trends of the stream conditions, and to examine the linkages between water quality and land cover. In the entire watershed, 15.8% of the land was designated as AML reclaimed by reforestation (4.9%) and revegetation (10.8%). Statistic...
State policies can support renewable energy development by driving markets, providing certainty in the investment market, and incorporating the external benefits of the technologies into cost/benefit calculations. Using statistical analyses and policy design best practices, this paper quantifies the impact of state-level policies on renewable energy development in order to better understand the role of policy on development and inform policy makers on the policy mechanisms that provide maximum benefit. The results include the identification of connections between state policies and renewable energy development, as well as a discussion placing state policy efforts in context with other factors that influence the...


map background search result map search result map Wind Renewable Potential Energy Development Zones for Wyoming 400 meter Maine Wind Power Density (W/m2) at 50 meters above ground level Connecticut Wind Power Density (W/m2) at 50 meters above ground level Indiana Wind Power Density (W/m2) at 50 meters above ground level Nebraska Wind Power Density (W/m2) at 50 meters above ground level Potential Vegetation Types of the Umatilla NF Ecoregions of Alaska, USA Distribution of the Sage-grouse in North America BLM REA SLV 2013 CO GunnisonSageGrouse Habitat Poly BLM REA MBR 2010 Climate Potential Climate Change Refugia BLM REA CBR 2010 Terrestrial Ecosystems Status - Fire Departure Potential BLM REA SLV 2013 Fire Density and Potential BLM REA SLV 2013 CO GunnisonSageGrouse Habitat Poly Connecticut Wind Power Density (W/m2) at 50 meters above ground level Potential Vegetation Types of the Umatilla NF Indiana Wind Power Density (W/m2) at 50 meters above ground level Maine Wind Power Density (W/m2) at 50 meters above ground level Nebraska Wind Power Density (W/m2) at 50 meters above ground level Wind Renewable Potential Energy Development Zones for Wyoming 400 meter BLM REA SLV 2013 Fire Density and Potential BLM REA MBR 2010 Climate Potential Climate Change Refugia BLM REA CBR 2010 Terrestrial Ecosystems Status - Fire Departure Potential Distribution of the Sage-grouse in North America Ecoregions of Alaska, USA