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Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming Am...
by John Nores

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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In 2016, illegal sales of marijuana in the U.S. were estimated at $46.6 billion, and black market illegal sales made up 87 percent of all weed sales. Combined sales — both legal and illegal — in the industry totaled $53.3 billion, which is a pretty astounding figure when you consider that in 2016 wine sales in the U.S. reached $38 billion, corn sales were $23.3 billion and wheat sales were $7.5 billion.<br /><br /><br /><br /> <br /><br />Marijuana is grown illegally in all 50 states, but the largest illegal trespass grows are found in California. With California being only one of six true Mediterranean climates on the globe, and with an ideal climate for growing marijuana almost year round, the state led the nation in 2016, producing at least 13.5 million pounds of marijuana — five times more than the 2.5 million pounds it consumed. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />In addition to cannabis being sanctioned for medical use throughout the state, and recreational cannabis (which will be legal in 2018 throughout California), the largest amount of illegal marijuana in the state is found in clandestine trespass grows run by Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO’s) on national forests, parks, recreation areas and wildlife refuges including state and local wildlands.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Each year, between 4,000 and 6,000 trespass growers take to the woods of California, and spend at least half the year working 24/7 cultivating and protecting their lucrative cash crop. They divert and pollute millions of gallons of pristine water while using illegal fertilizers and pesticides (some so toxic they were banned by the EPA from use in the US over a decade ago). These groups use large amounts of rat poison and over-the-counter poisonous insecticides and rodenticides. The violent groups carry firearms, knives, anti-personnel and animal boobie traps (punji pits, trip holes, snares, etc.). On the sinister side of the occult, these cartel groups also dabble in black magic and use shrines to honor Patron Saints such as Santa Muerte (Patron of Death).<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />However, there is an elite group of game wardens who hunt these cartels and risk their lives to keep America's wild places free. <i>Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming America's Wildlands From The Drug Cartels</i> tells that story.
A Civil Action
by Jonathan Harr

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English

Pages

514

Publication Date

August 10, 2011

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This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. <br />  <br /> Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference.  Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s <i>In Cold Blood</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened.<br />  <br /> <i>A Civil Action</i> was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.
The Climate Casino
by William D. Nordhaus

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<DIV><p><b>The 2018 Nobel laureate for economics analyzes the politics and economics of the central environmental issue of today and points the way to real solutions</b></p><p>Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how.</p><p>Bringing together all the important issues surrounding the climate debate, Nordhaus describes the science, economics, and politics involved—and the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming. Using language accessible to any concerned citizen and taking care to present different points of view fairly, he discusses the problem from start to finish: from the beginning, where warming originates in our personal energy use, to the end, where societies employ regulations or taxes or subsidies to slow the emissions of gases responsible for climate change.</p><p>Nordhaus offers a new analysis of why earlier policies, such as the Kyoto Protocol, failed to slow carbon dioxide emissions, how new approaches can succeed, and which policy tools will most effectively reduce emissions. In short, he clarifies a defining problem of our times and lays out the next critical steps for slowing the trajectory of global warming.</P></DIV>
Law for the Expert Witness
by Daniel A. Bronstein

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English

Pages

245

Publication Date

February 10, 2012

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<P>Extensively updated and expanded to incorporate legislative and practical changes enacted since the publication of the previous edition, <STRONG>Law for the Expert Witness, Fourth Edition</STRONG> is designed for professionals and students requiring edification on the current processes and techniques of legal procedure.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>Drawn from revised versions of the readings assigned to graduate and continuing education courses taught by the author, as well as his own professional experience, the text is divided into four sections. Beginning with procedural issues that an expert witness will encounter in advance of the trial itself, the chapters cover legal paperwork, discovery, depositions and other discovery techniques, and consequences for failure to comply with discovery. </P><br /><P></P><br /><P>The next section addresses evidentiary issues, exploring fundamental concepts such as burden of proof, presumptions, and admissibility. It defines who is an expert and when one can testify, and describes the proper form of questions to an expert. Next, the book discusses chain of custody issues, exhibits, hearsay, and the best evidence rule.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>The book includes suggestions and hints for the expert witness applicable to direct testimony as well as tips on withstanding cross-examination. The final section of the book contains excerpts from the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence as well as a table of illustrative cases.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>New topics in this Fourth Edition include:</P><br /><UL><br /><P><br /><LI>The non-discoverability of the expert’s draft reports, as mandated by FRCP26</LI><br /><LI>The issue of destruction of evidence as it effects discovery and tests, experiments, and chain of custody</LI><br /><LI>New and updated information on differing rules among states regarding who is an expert and whether that testimony will be admitted into evidence</LI><br /><LI>The reissuance of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with new subsections</LI><br /><P></P></UL><br /><P></P><br /><P>Maintaining the same user-friendly style that made previous editions so popular, this volume enables expert witnesses and attorneys to present compelling evidence in court that will withstand objection from even the most challenging adversary.</P>
Sustainable Development Principles in the Decisions of Internati...
by Routledge

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English

Pages

915

Publication Date

May 08, 2017

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<p>The 2002 New Delhi Declaration of Principles of International Law relating to Sustainable Development set out seven principles on sustainable development, as agreed in treaties and soft-law instruments from before the 1992 Rio ‘Earth Summit’ UNCED, to the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development, to the 2012 Rio UNCSD. Recognition of the New Delhi principles is shaping the decisions of dispute settlement bodies with jurisdiction over many subjects: the environment, human rights, trade, investment, and crime, among others.</p><br /><p></p><br /><p>This book explores the expanding international jurisprudence incorporating principles of international law on sustainable development. Through chapters by respected experts, the volume documents the application and interpretation of these principles, demonstrating how courts and tribunals are contributing to the world’s Sustainable Development Goals, by peacefully resolving disputes. It charts the evolution of these principles in international law from soft law standards towards recognition as customary law in certain instances, assessing key challenges to further judicial consideration of the principles, and discussing, for instance, how their relevance for compliance and disputes related to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. The volume provides a unique contribution of great interest to law and policy-makers, judges, academics, students, civil society and practitioners concerned with sustainable development and the law, globally.</p>
Emotional Intelligence Mastery: 7 Manuscripts - Emotional Intelli...
by David Clark

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

July 03, 2018

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<h1><strong>7 Manuscripts in 1 Book </strong></h1><p><strong></strong>This boxset includes the most powerful collection of books that will help you improve every area of your emotional, personal, and relationship growth. It will quickly lead you to more rewarding and fulfilling relationships, as well as a more successful and enriching professional life.<strong></strong><br /></p><h2>This book set includes:</h2><p><strong>Book 1)   Emotional Intelligence:</strong> The Essential Guide to Improving Your Social Skills, Relationships and Boosting Your EQ</p><p><strong>Book 2)   Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:</strong> A Psychologist’s Guide to Overcoming Depression, Anxiety & Intrusive Thought Patterns – Effective Techniques for Rewiring your Brain </p><p><strong>Book 3)   Anger Management:</strong> A Psychologist’s Guide to Identifying and Controlling Anger - Master Your Emotions and Regain Control of Your Life</p><p><strong>Book 4)   Self-Discipline:</strong> A 21 Day Step by Step Guide to Creating a Life Long Habit of Self-Discipline, Powerful Focus, and Extraordinary Productivity</p><p><strong>Book 5)   How to Analyze People:</strong> A Psychologist’s Guide to Mastering the Art of Speed Reading People, Through Human Psychology & Analysis of Body Language</p><p><strong>Book 6)   Manipulation:</strong> A Psychologist’s Guide to Highly Effective Manipulation Techniques – Influence People with Persuasion, Mind Control, and NLP</p><p><strong>Book 7)   Empath:</strong> A Psychologist's Guide to Developing and Embracing your Gift – Effective Techniques for Thriving in Life as a Highly Sensitive Individual</p><br /><br />
Voluntary Standard Systems: A Contribution to Sustainable Develop...
by Springer

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English

Pages

476

Publication Date

May 14, 2014

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<p>Emerging to the forefront of sustainable production and consumption are a promising and rapidly evolving concept known as Voluntary Standard Systems (VSS). They encompass the three pillars of sustainability – social, environmental and economic aspects and consequently they can be considered as a tool, which makes sustainable development visible. Currently, they are becoming a significant element in international trade and in the promotion of sustainable development strategies, especially in the context of globalised markets and supply chains.</p><p>This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the current VSS concepts: from their nature and functioning, to the future outlook for their development. It places VSS in the broader context of global development issues and challenges, including development policy and international sustainability commitments, progress towards achieving ‘green economy’ and meeting climate protection targets. The volume contains also a representative selection of case studies which demonstrate their wide range of application in different sectors of the economy.</p>
Reorganization of the Minerals Management Service in the Aftermat...
by Henry B. Hogue

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English

Pages

49

Publication Date

November 10, 2010

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On April 20, 2010, an explosion and fire occurred on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the largest oil spill in U.S. waters. This event drew additional attention to previously identified management challenges at the Minerals Management Service (MMS) in the Department of the Interior (DOI), the lead regulatory authority for leasing activity related to offshore oil and gas recovery. It also influenced administrative and congressional reform efforts that were already underway.<br /><br />Prior to the oil spill, DOI and congressional investigations had identified a number of management shortcomings, ethical lapses among personnel, and conflicts of interest at MMS. Such concerns had been raised in oversight hearings and in reports by the DOI inspector general and the Government Accountability Office. The Obama Administration and the 111th Congress were taking action to make changes at MMS in response to these findings prior to the oil spill.<br /><br />In the aftermath of the oil spill, some observers and governmental officials raised concerns about potential conflicts among the missions that were vested in MMS. The three potentially conflicting missions of the agency, as articulated by the department, were “Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) resource management, safety and environmental oversight and enforcement, and revenue collection.” Within a month of the Deepwater Horizon incident, the Administration had initiated an administrative reorganization to address these perceived mission conflicts. As part of this reorganization, MMS was renamed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE).<br /><br />During the 111th Congress, bills were introduced that would reorganize BOEMRE/MMS and its functions. H.R. 3534 was introduced on September 8, 2009. The bill, as amended, was passed by the House on July 30, 2010. It would, among other things, abolish MMS and establish three new units within DOI, each charged with one of the three missions identified above. S. 3516 was introduced on June 21, 2010, and it was reported by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on July 28, 2010. This bill, as reported, would direct the Secretary of the Interior to use administrative authority to establish three new entities within the department. Two of the new organizations would carry out OCS leasing, permitting, and safety and environmental regulatory functions. The Secretary would be directed to eliminate “to the maximum extent practicable ... any potential organizational conflicts of interest related to leasing, revenue creation, environmental protection, and safety.” The third entity would be responsible for revenue and royalty management functions. Bills introduced by the Senate minority leader (S. 3643) and the Senate majority leader (S. 3663), and subsequently placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar, also included these provisions. H.R. 3736 and H.R. 5572, each of which would also affect the organization of BOEMRE/MMS, were introduced and referred during the 111th Congress, but had not been acted upon as of November 8, 2010.<br /><br />This report provides additional information on these legislative initiatives. It then provides background and context on the origins of MMS and its organization at the time of the oil spill. It discusses Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar’s use of his administrative reorganization authority to address perceived conflicts among the agency’s missions and his call for Congress to enact organic legislation. The report then identifies potential congressional options with regard to BOEMRE/MMS reorganization. The report also includes historical examples of reorganizations elsewhere in the federal government that may provide useful insights during consideration of the organizational arrangements for carrying out BOEMRE/MMS functions.
The Glue Guy: The Zoo Crew Series Book 4
by Dustin Stevens

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English

Pages

318

Publication Date

July 19, 2015

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Deep in the heart of winter, things are beginning to shift for the Zoo Crew. Drake Bell is wrapping up his last days in law school and preparing to take the bar exam. Kade Keuhl has finally relented and agreed to apply for his private investigator’s license. The ski lift at the local Snow Plaza has grounded everybody from hitting the slopes. And Emily, Drake's former college flame, is back in town looking to make him an offer that could alter everything moving forward.<br /><br />A hundred miles east of Missoula, just outside of Butte, the mansion of reclusive billionaire Wes Koenig is burned to the ground. A radical new accelerant is used to reduce the place to rubble in a fraction of expected time, leaving local law enforcement stumped and heightening the impetus to apprehend whoever is responsible.<br /><br />Working under the constraints of expectations and growing unrest, a much deep story unfolds than anybody anticipated. What started as a simple case of arson soon begins to stretch back a decade in length, encompassing land deals gone bad, deep personal ideologies, and activism taken to its ugly extreme.<br />
Using Environmental Assessment to Move Towards Sustainability - 2...
by Eugene Goldfarb

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English

Pages

366

Publication Date

November 16, 2015

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All you need to know to get started on performing (NEPA) environmental reviews as a local government official or contractor performing these services, or for the public to use the EA as a tool to get engaged in neighborhood planning. Specifically geared to HUD (24 CFR 50 & 58) but is helpful for all types of agencies and funding. Includes HEROS (HUD online system) references.

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