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Limnological Assistance For Lake Mead National Recreation Area: Quarterly Report, Period Ending September 30, 2011, Margaret N. Rees 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Limnological Assistance For Lake Mead National Recreation Area: Quarterly Report, Period Ending September 30, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Limnological Studies

Project 1

  • Technical assistance with the implementation of the Interagency Monitoring Action Plan (I-MAP) for Quagga Mussels is ongoing. During this quarter, processing of all 2010 juvenile/adult samples was completed; remaining analyses are underway. The project team assisted NPS with 2011 collections.
  • A final report on Veliger abundance and settlement at different depths of Lake Mead is in preparation for delivery at the end of November 2011; sample analysis continues for Growth of adult quagga mussels within Las Vegas Wash/Las Vegas Bay with report delivery planned for the end of November 2011.
  • The Interagency Quagga Mussel Meeting was ...


Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 1, 2011 To September 30, 2011, Margaret N. Rees 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 1, 2011 To September 30, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • The number of records in the volunteer database increased 5% from last quarter. The database now contains 8,918 records.
  • Results show an average of 1,170 visits per month, and with an average of 2,681 pages viewed per month.
  • Six National Public Lands Day events have been completed.
  • The Interagency Volunteer Standard Operations Manual has been updated and made available to all other SNAP teams.
  • Get Outdoors Nevada supported 16 volunteer events in a variety of ways. These events utilized approximately 600 volunteers whom contributed approximately 2,500 hours of service.
  • Preparations for the 11/5/11 volunteer ...


Survey Report : Understanding The Preconceptions Of Local Citizens In Tuen Mun Regarding Waste Management, Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University 2011 Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University

Survey Report : Understanding The Preconceptions Of Local Citizens In Tuen Mun Regarding Waste Management, Office Of Service-Learning, Lingnan University

OSL Research Report 研究報告

As a highly developed city, it is surprising to find that proper waste management behavior has not yet been well-established in Hong Kong. In order to investigate the causes of this phenomenon, a study with a sample size of 1,001 was conducted. It has been found that most of the respondents were willing to participate in waste separation at the source, and the majority of them to separate waste were because of environmental protection reason, which contradicts the phenomenon seen in the landfill. The gap between the finding of the study and reality may be due to the fact ...


Youth Initiative Hector’S Helpers: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering April 16, 2011 – August 5, 2011, Hector's Helpers 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Youth Initiative Hector’S Helpers: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering April 16, 2011 – August 5, 2011, Hector's Helpers

Anti-littering Programs

The Hector’s Helpers program was in full action this quarter. Students at Roy Martin Middle School completed their environmental stewardship project. Our team produced and distributed promotional flyers in order to increase Clark County School participation in Hector’s Helpers. In addition this quarter, the Hector’s Helpers team was showcased in a news segment aired by Las Vegas City Scene.


A Geospatial Based Decision Framework For Extending Marssim Regulatory Principles Into The Subsurface, Robert Nathan Stewart 2011 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

A Geospatial Based Decision Framework For Extending Marssim Regulatory Principles Into The Subsurface, Robert Nathan Stewart

Doctoral Dissertations

The Multi-Agency Radiological Site Survey Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) is a regulatory guidance document regarding compliance evaluation of radiologically contaminated soils and buildings (USNRC, 2000). Compliance is determined by comparing radiological measurements to established limits using a combination of hypothesis testing and scanning measurements. Scanning allows investigators to identify localized pockets of contamination missed during sampling and allows investigators to assess radiological exposure at different spatial scales. Scale is important in radiological dose assessment as regulatory limits can vary with the size of the contaminated area and sites are often evaluated at more than one scale (USNRC, 2000). Unfortunately, scanning is ...


Effects Of Mechanical Ventilation Rates On Indoor Formaldehyde Levels, Thuy Nguyen, Henry Willem 2011 California State University Fresno

Effects Of Mechanical Ventilation Rates On Indoor Formaldehyde Levels, Thuy Nguyen, Henry Willem

STAR (STEM Teacher and Researcher) Presentations

Airtight construction of energy efficient homes increasingly limits the indoor and outdoor air exchange. Consequently, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Formaldehyde can accumulate to toxic levels. Formaldehyde is an eye and respiratory irritant suspected as one of the inducing agents of asthma. Exposure to Formaldehyde has been linked to nasopharyngeal cancer and leukemia. This study evaluated the effects of increasing ventilation rates through Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) in a new home. The study objective is to determine the effects of increasing ventilation rates on the concentrations of Formaldehyde and the associated emission rates. The results indicate that increasing ventilation rates ...


Groundwater Contamination Potential In Northern Nevada From Mining, Associated Communities, And Agriculture As Forecasted By Two Vulnerability Methods, John L. Swatzell 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Groundwater Contamination Potential In Northern Nevada From Mining, Associated Communities, And Agriculture As Forecasted By Two Vulnerability Methods, John L. Swatzell

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Two methodologies, DRASTIC and the NDEP method, were used to compare the groundwater vulnerability of mining, associated towns, and agricultural areas in northern Nevada. The DRASTIC and NDEP methods were compared to determine which method produces a more accurate depiction of vulnerability. Vulnerability maps were created using the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) DRASTIC and Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) methodologies. The DRASTIC map uses seven aspect layers of geologic and hydrologic information with assigned values and weights that are applied to a mathematical equation. The NDEP method uses field data collection for potential contaminant sources and ...


Assessing A Combined Theories Approach To Climate Change Communication, Ted Greenhalgh 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Assessing A Combined Theories Approach To Climate Change Communication, Ted Greenhalgh

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This research examines the complexities of communicating climate change risk information and the underlying individual attitudes and message content that affect message reception. Using climate change messages incorporating fear appeals and normative information subject's reactions to the messages were evaluated using the Theory of Planned Behavior model. The study found that fear appeals did increase behavioral intention to adopt a lower carbon lifestyle among test group subjects. The Theory of Planned Behavior model showed that attitudes and self-efficacy were significant predictors of the behavioral intent to adopt a lower carbon lifestyle, while community norms were only marginally predictive. However ...


Redefining Security In Sub-Saharan Africa, Winta Sintayehu Gebremariam 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Redefining Security In Sub-Saharan Africa, Winta Sintayehu Gebremariam

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

New and challenging threats to humans are currently on the rise. These threats to human well being have been neglected and ignored within the traditional conception of security. Security studies have mainly focused on traditional threats, mostly military and political. Although still important, this perspective lacks the ability to address nontraditional threats that are killing and injuring millions each year. Each year, millions die of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, hunger, and water related diseases among others. Although these threats are widespread throughout the world, Sub-Saharan Africa bears the brunt of these threats. This thesis proposes an ecological ...


Technical Assistance For The Revision Of The Conservation Agreement For The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area: Final Closeout Report, Public Lands Institute 2011 Public Lands Institute

Technical Assistance For The Revision Of The Conservation Agreement For The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area: Final Closeout Report, Public Lands Institute

Public Lands Institute Publications

Technical Assistance for the revision of the Conservation Agreement for the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area was cooperative agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The cooperator was the Public Lands Institute (PLI) of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) working directly with staff of the USFWS Southern Nevada Field Office and the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The mechanism of cooperation was a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Task Agreement. The purpose of the project was to provide technical ...


Comparison Of Turbine Engine Test Cell Airborne Nanoparticle Count Versus Ambient Background Particle Count, Ryne LaRowe 2011 Purdue University

Comparison Of Turbine Engine Test Cell Airborne Nanoparticle Count Versus Ambient Background Particle Count, Ryne Larowe

Purdue Polytechnic Directed Projects

With the establishment of the National Test Facility for Aerospace Fuels and Propulsion at Purdue University in October of 2009, new equipment has been acquired to measure and classify exhaust emissions. This facility utilizes the Honeywell F109 turbofan and Pratt & Whitney PT-6 turboprop engine test cells to analyze the emissions and engine operation of new alternative aviation fuels. This observational study investigates what, if any difference there is in the amount of ambient residual Particulate Matter (PM) in the turbofan engine test cell when compared to ambient particle count associated with the Purdue University Airport (KLAF) property. The project utilized ...


University-Community Partnerships For Environmental Safety And Sustainability, John W. Vick, Carol Norton 2011 University of Louisville

University-Community Partnerships For Environmental Safety And Sustainability, John W. Vick, Carol Norton

Education for Sustainability Summer Institute

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Education For Sustainability Summer Institute 2011 Conference Program, 2011 Western Kentucky University

Education For Sustainability Summer Institute 2011 Conference Program

Education for Sustainability Summer Institute

EFSSI 2011 is designed for pre-K-12 teachers, university faculty and staff, non-formal educators, and administrators. Come to learn about successful program models and practical strategies for integrating sustainability into classes, schools, and districts.

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Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering April 5, 2011-July 4, 2011, Margaret N. Rees 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering April 5, 2011-July 4, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Anti-littering Programs

  • Plans were set for a meeting of government, business and nonprofit stakeholders to explore how to enhance statewide collaboration on litter and dumping issues.
  • The Hector’s Helpers program with the Clark County School District continued in various schools.
  • Planning for the integration of the information sharing portal, volunteer litter monitoring and the GIS database was conducted.
  • A total of 12 clean-up events were conducted this quarter.


Variable Renewable Energy In Modeling Climate Change Mitigation Scenarios, Falko Ueckerdt, Robert J. Brecha, Gunnar Luderer, Patrick Sullivan, Eva Schmid, Nico Bauer, Diana Böttger 2011 Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Variable Renewable Energy In Modeling Climate Change Mitigation Scenarios, Falko Ueckerdt, Robert J. Brecha, Gunnar Luderer, Patrick Sullivan, Eva Schmid, Nico Bauer, Diana Böttger

Physics Faculty Publications

This paper addresses the issue of how to account for short‐term temporal variability of renewable energy sources and power demand in long‐term climate change mitigation scenarios in energy‐economic models. An approach that captures in a stylized way the major challenges to the integration of variable renewable energy sources into power systems has been developed. As a first application this approach has been introduced to REMIND‐D, a hybrid energy‐economy model of Germany. An approximation of the residual load duration curve is implemented. The approximating function endogenously changes depending on the penetration and mix of variable renewable ...


Scwds Briefs: Volume 27, Number 2 (July 2011), Jeanenne Brewton, Michael J. Yabsley 2011 University of Georgia

Scwds Briefs: Volume 27, Number 2 (July 2011), Jeanenne Brewton, Michael J. Yabsley

Publications of the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study

Guilty Deer Breeder Fined $1,500,000

EHDV-7 Research at SCWDS

Jack Crockford

Gary Doster Retires, Again

Time to Move On

Recent SCWDS Publications Available


Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Annual Progress Report, Period Covering July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011, Margaret N. Rees 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Annual Progress Report, Period Covering July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • From July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 the Volgistics database has increased the number of records from 6,536 to a total of 8,460 records at the end of this period.
  • Website activity this year averaged 1,110 hits per month, with an average of 2,347 pages viewed per month.
  • The team attended 11 community outreach events resulting in 2,455 direct contacts and 393 new mailing list records.
  • The Interagency Volunteer Program (IVP) completed a total of 71 volunteer events contributing a total of 17,784 volunteer hours.
  • A total of 131 volunteers completed orientations and ...


Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering April 1, 2011-June 30, 2011, Margaret N. Rees 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering April 1, 2011-June 30, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • The number of records in the volunteer database increased by 12.2% over the last quarter. The database now contains 8,460 records.
  • The number of site visits decreased by 12.3 % over the last quarter. Results show an average of 1,188 visits per month.
  • The number of page views increased 26.4% over last month. Results show an average of 2,632 pages viewed per month.
  • The IVP standard operations manual is under final review.
  • Get Outdoors Nevada supported twenty-one volunteer events in a variety of ways. These events utilized 1,112 volunteers whom contributed 4,599 combined ...


Limnological Assistance For Lake Mead National Recreation Area: Quarterly Report, Period Ending June 30, 2011, Margaret N. Rees 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Limnological Assistance For Lake Mead National Recreation Area: Quarterly Report, Period Ending June 30, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Limnological Studies

Project 1

  • Technical assistance with the implementation of the Interagency Monitoring Action Plan (I-MAP) for Quagga Mussels is ongoing. During this quarter, analysis was completed for 42 juvenile/adult samples and analyses of the remaining samples are underway.
  • As of 7/07/11 all sample sets will have been collected for Veliger abundance and settlement at different depths of Lake Mead; sampling continues for Growth of adult quagga mussels within Las Vegas Wash/Las Vegas Bay.
  • The Interagency Quagga Mussel Meeting was held on 05/17/11; the next meeting is scheduled for 08/25/11.

Project 2

  • Appendix 7 ...


Virginia Institute Of Marine Science 2011 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report, Green Team, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Justin Birchler, Matt Freedman, Cassie Glaspie, Katie May Laumann, Gar Secrist 2011 Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Virginia Institute Of Marine Science 2011 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report, Green Team, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Justin Birchler, Matt Freedman, Cassie Glaspie, Katie May Laumann, Gar Secrist

Reports

During the spring of 2011, members of the VIMS Green Team, with support from the College of William and Mary’s Committee on Sustainability, collected data on resource use at the VIMS Gloucester Point campus in order to monitor our greenhouse gas emissions and develop methods for reducing our carbon footprint in the future. We processed these data using the Campus Carbon Calculator, a tool developed by Clean Air Cool Planet, a nonprofit organization. This program, used by over 1,200 colleges and universities, calculates the total greenhouse gas emissions of a campus using emissions factors developed by the Intergovernmental ...


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