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Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool Benefits Module: Theoretical Documentation
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 01, 2020]
The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) was developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to facilitate integrated water resources management. The new Benefits Module for WMOST enables stakeholders to calculate the value of additional ...
Simulating Metacommunities of Riverine Fishes (SMRF) Model v 1.0 and User Manual
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 30, 2019]
Fish communities in river networks provide significant ecosystem services that will likely decline under future land use, human water demand, and climate variability. Modeling can be used to assess the consequences to multiple populations of one or more fish species from multiple...
Key Earth System Science Challenges Related to Climate Change and Air Pollution
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jan 19, 2018]
Climate change and air pollution are arguably the most significant environmental problems facing the United States and the world over the next decade. There is an urgent need to dramatically curtail emissions of greenhouse gases, including powerful short-lived forcers such as met...
Community Resilience Planning: A Decision-Making Framework for Coastal Communities
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jul 31, 2019]
One of the most pervasive challenges facing coastal communities is sea level rise (SLR), both in its geographical extent and potential for adverse social, economic, and environmental impact. Local flooding results in property damage and disruptions to daily life. Likewise, regio...
EnviroAtlas Educational Curriculum: Introduction to Ecosystem Services
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 13, 2019]
This module promotes student discovery and learning about the interconnectedness of humans and ecosystems. Centered on ecosystem services, these six classroom-ready lessons incorporate use of EnviroAtlas to encourage a systems approach to thinking about the world. This approach p...
Assessment of Surface Water Model Maintenance and Support Status
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 20, 2018]
The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Water Modeling Workgroup (WMW) provides support for core surface water quality modeling tools used in Clean Water Act programs. The WMW identified a set of 18 separate surface water modeling applications that are currently...
Predicting patterns of vulnerability to climate change in near coastal species using an algorithm-based risk assessment framework
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Nov 30, 2017]
Near-coastal (0-200 depth) ecosystems and species are under threat from increasing temperatures, ocean acidification, and sea level rise. However, species vary in their vulnerability to specific climatic changes and climate impacts will vary geographically. For management to resp...
Test Report - CleanCook Model A1 Stove with Alcohol Fuel - Air Pollutant Emissions and Fuel Efficiency
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 15, 2015]
Test results were obtained in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) IWA (International Workshop Agreement) 11:2012 that was unanimously affirmed by more than 90 stakeholders at the ISO International Workshop on Cookstoves on February 28-29, 2012 in ...
Climate Change Impacts on Human Health Due to Changes in Ambient Ozone Concentrations (External Review Draft)
(PUBLISHED REPORT)
This report uses results from a previous report titled <em>Assessment of the Impacts of Global Change on Regional U.S. Air Quality: A Synthesis of Climate Change Impacts on Ground-Level Ozone</em>, a number of high-resolution, spatially explicit population projections developed ...
Test Report - In Stove 60-Liter Institutional Stove with Wood Fuel - Air Pollutant Emissions and Fuel Efficiency
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Apr 25, 2016]
Test results were obtained in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) IWA (International Workshop Agreement) 11:2012 that was unanimously affirmed by more than 90 stakeholders at the ISO International Workshop on Cookstoves on February 28-29, 2012 in ...
Test Report, BioLite Home Stove with Wood Fuel, Air Pollutant Emissions and Fuel Efficiency
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 12, 2015]
Test results were obtained in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) IWA (International Workshop Agreement) 11:2012 that was unanimously affirmed by more than 90 stakeholders at the ISO International Workshop on Cookstoves on February 28-29, 2012 in ...
Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) v3: Theoretical Documentation
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 12, 2018]
The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) is a decision support tool that facilitates integrated water management at the local or small watershed scale. WMOST models the environmental effects and costs of management decisions in a watershed context, accounting fo...
EPA Region 10 Climate Change and TMDL Pilot – South Fork Nooksack River, Washington Final Report
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 30, 2017]
This final report provides an overarching summary of the pilot research project, including the methods used in and the findings of the quantitative and qualitative assessments. It is written to appeal to a wide audience of policy makers, managers, agency staff and the general pub...
Development of a Climate Resilience Screening Index (CRSI): An Assessment of Resilience to Acute Meteorological Events and Selected Natural Hazards
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Oct 16, 2017]
We developed a conceptual model of climate resilience (CRSI – Climate Resilience Screening Index ) designed to be sensitive to changes in the natural environment, built environment, governance, and social structure and vulnerability or risk to climate events. CRSI has been used ...
Relationship between canopy structure, microclimate, and Swiss needle cast severity among different ages of Douglas-fir forests
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Dec 25, 2017]
Swiss needle cast (SNC) is an endemic disease of Douglas-fir caused by Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii. The fungus infects newly emerged needles between May and August. As the fungus develops, its fruiting bodies (pseudothecia) block the stomata and inhibit gas exchange, reducing the p...
Test Report - StoveTeam International, Ecocina Stove with Wood Fuel - Air Pollutant Emissions and Fuel Efficiency
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : May 11, 2016]
Test results were obtained in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) IWA (International Workshop Agreement) 11:2012 that was unanimously affirmed by more than 90 stakeholders at the ISO International Workshop on Cookstoves on February 28-29, 2012 in ...
Risk Analysis of Near-Coastal Species of the U.S. Pacific Coast: Case Study Comparing Risks Associated with Two Future Climate Scenarios
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Nov 30, 2017]
Fundamental questions for climate change policy and adaptation strategies are to what extent does ecological risk change under different climate scenarios and how do any changes in risk vary among taxa and geographically. To evaluate these questions, we developed a rule-based fra...
Qualitative Assessment: Evaluating the Impacts of Climate Change on Endangered Species Act Recovery Actions for the South Fork Nooksack River, WA
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Oct 01, 2016]
The South Fork Nooksack River (South Fork) is located in northwest Washington State and is home to nine species of Pacific salmon, including Nooksack early Chinook (aka, spring Chinook salmon), an iconic species for the Nooksack Indian Tribe. The quantity of salmon in the South F...
Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) (Version 2) (External Review Draft)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 23, 2015]
EPA announced the availability of the draft report, <em>Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS)</em> for a 30-day public comment period. The ICLUS version 2 (v2) modeling tool furthered land change mod...
Updates To The Demographic And Spatial Allocation Models To Produce Integrated Climate And Land Use Scenarios (Iclus) (Final Report, Version 2)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jul 27, 2016]
EPA's announced the availability of the final report, <em>Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS)</em> (Version 2). This update furthered land change modeling by providing nationwide housing developmen...
The Effects Of Mountaintop Mines And Valley Fills On Aquatic Ecosystems Of The Central Appalachian Coalfields (2011 Final)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : May 27, 2011]
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>The Effects of Mountaintop Mines and Valley Fills on Aquatic Ecosystems of the Central Appalachian Coalfields</em>. This report assesses the state of the science on the environmental impacts of mountaintop mines and valley ...
Quantitative Assessment of Temperature Sensitivity of the South Fork Nooksack River under Future Climates using QUAL2Kw
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Oct 30, 2014]
The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program, established by the Clean Water Act, is used to establish limits on loading of pollutants from point and nonpoint sources necessary to achieve water quality standards. One important use of a temperature TMDL is to allocate thermal loads...
Cookstove Laboratory Research - Fiscal Year 2016 Report
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Nov 16, 2016]
This report provides an overview of the work conducted by the EPA cookstove laboratory research team in Fiscal Year 2016. The report describes research and activities including (1) ISO standards development, (2) capacity building for international testing and knowledge centers, ...
Moisture Control Guidance for Commercial and Public Buildings (EPA 402-F-13053)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Dec 31, 2013]
This document provides guidance to designers, construction mangers, and building operation/maintenance managers to improve IEQ and reduce risks of encountering IEQ problems due to insufficient moisture control. EPA will be producing a document entitled "Moisture Control Guida...
Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Apr 04, 2016]
Climate change threatens human health and well-being in the United States. To address this growing threat, the Interagency Group on Climate Change and Human Health (CCHHG), a working group of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s (USGCRP), has developed this assessment as par...