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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33525 - Recreation on Federal Lands
22-Sep-2010; Kori Calvert, Sandra L. Johnson, Carol Hardy Vincent, Ross W. Gorte, Nicole T. Carter, Nic Lane, David L. Whiteman, and M. Lynne Corn; 27 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
October 28, 2008
August 25, 2008
February 12, 2008
September 12, 2007
March 10, 2007
February 2, 2007
Novemeber 7, 2006
August 28, 2006
July 11, 2006 (www.NCSEonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/06Jul/RL33525.pdf)
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Abstract: The growing and diverse nature of recreation on federal lands has increased the challenge of balancing different types of recreation with each other and with other land uses. Motorized recreation has been particularly controversial, with issues centering on access and environmental impacts. The 1.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Public Lands, Forests, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40763 - Agriculture Conservation: A Guide to Programs
8-Sep-2010; Megan Stubbs; 30 p.
Update: Previous releases:
March 25, 2010
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Abstract: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) currently administer over 20 programs and subprograms that are directly or indirectly available to assist producers and landowners who wish to practice conservation on .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21212 - Agricultural Disaster Assistance
21-May-2010; Dennis Shields, Ralph M. Chite; 12 p.
Update: Previous releases:
March 11, 2010
July 3, 2008
May 29, 2007
April 2, 2007
August 28, 2006
June 30, 2006
May 8, 2006
November 2, 2004
Januayr 21, 2003
December 18, 2002
November 5, 2007
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Abstract: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers several permanently authorized programs to help farmers recover financially from a natural disaster, including federal crop insurance, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), and emergency disaster loans. The federal crop insurance p.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Risk & Reform, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33990 - Federal Funding for Wildfire Control and Management
22-Apr-2010; Ross W. Gorte ; 27 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
October 17, 2008
April 48, 2008
June 4, 2007
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Abstract: The Forest Service (FS) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) are responsible for protecting most federal lands from wildfires. Wildfire appropriations nearly doubled in FY2001, following a severe fire season in the summer of 2000, and have remained at substantially higher levels. The acres bu.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government, General, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40883 - Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico: CRS Experts
12-Jul-2010; Johnathan Ramseur; 4 p.
Update: Previous releases:
May 11, 2010
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Abstract: The following table provides access to names and contact information for CRS experts on policy concerns relating to oil spills.

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Topics: Marine, Waste Management, Information

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go directly to report, PDF _ R41149 - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Appropriations for FY2011
28-May-2010; Robert Esworthy, Bearden, Copeland, Leggett, McCarthy, Teimann; 35 p.
Abstract: The President’s FY2011 budget request, submitted to Congress on February 1, 2010, included $10.02 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The requested amount is a decrease below the funding level of $10.29 billion provided in the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropr.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ R41258 - Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies: FY2011 Appropriations
26-May-2010; Carol Hardy Vincent; 60 p.
Abstract: The Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill includes funding for the Department of the Interior (DOI), except for the Bureau of Reclamation, and for agencies within other departments—including the Forest Service within the Department of Agriculture and the Indian Health Se.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22493 - The Animal Welfare Act: Background and Selected Legislation
8-Dec-2009; Geoffrey S. Becker; 10 p.
Update: Previous releases:
August 6, 2008
March 15, 2007
January 3, 2007
August 10, 2006
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Abstract: The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was first passed in 1966 to prevent pets from being stolen for sale to research laboratories, and to improve the treatment and well-being of animals intended for research. Congress periodically has amended the act to strengthen enforcement, expand coverage to more ani.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Legislative, General Interest, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34266 - Climate Change: Science Highlights
23-Feb-2009; Jane A. Leggett; 24 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 7, 2009
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Abstract: In 2007, the fourth major assessment of technical information on climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was published in November. The year also saw continued release of new scientific findings on various aspects of climate change.

The IPCC “Fourth Assessme.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Information

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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22653 - Animal Identification: Overview and Issues
19-Feb-2009; Geoffrey S. Becker; 10 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
April 26, 2007
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Abstract: Livestock industry groups, animal health officials, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been working to establish a nationwide identification (ID) system capable of quickly tracking animals from birth to slaughter, in order to combat a serious animal disease and/or to satisfy foreign .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Risk & Reform, Agriculture, Information
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