The common concept of humanity revolves round the personality of an individual and that too is often narrowed down to the physical person which is objective and perceivable as an essential tool for social behaviour. But what lies under this exterior is a whole mass of emotions, responses and reactions which activate the physical personality or else the external form is nothing but a mass of dead and inert matter. These two layers of the human personality are clearly discernible even to an outsider. But there is a subtler undercurrent of ideas, thoughts and impressions which serve as a causative layer to the internal personality and from which the emotions responses and reactions arise. In this book the author has compiled his feelings and experiences at the causative layer depicting how every event of life is a step towards evolution.
Aquaculture (AQ) -- the raising of fish and shellfish in captivity -- has been confined to near-shore coastal waters or in other water bodies that fall under state regulation. Recently, there has been interest in expanding AQ to offshore waters, which would involve raising fish and shellfish in the open ocean, and consequently bringing these types of operations under fed. regulation. No comprehensive legislative or regulatory framework to manage such an expansion exists. Instead, multiple federal agencies have authority to regulate different aspects of offshore AQ under a variety of laws. This report identifies key issues that should be addressed in the development of an effective regulatory framework for U.S. offshore AQ. Illus.
According to the author, the human mind has a tremendous capacity for acceptance as well as repulsion. When we accept a situation with a positive frame of mind, answers come in the natural course, while the situation gets worsened when we approach it with a negative frame. Thus a positive mind has immense power and this fact is amply reflected in his experiences.
The number of oil and gas wells on leased fed. land has increased dramatically. To help manage the environmental impacts of these wells, BLM requires oil and gas operators to reclaim disturbed land. BLM requires them to provide a bond before beginning drilling operations. BLM refers to oil and gas wells and leased land that will require reclamation as potential liabilities because BLM may have to pay for reclamation if the operators fail to do so. This report determined: (1) BLM's policies for managing potential federal oil and gas well liability; (2) the extent to which BLM has implemented these policies; and (3) the challenges, if any, BLM faces in managing potential oil and gas well liability. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
In 1992 Congress authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to implement the Delaware River deepening project, which would deepen the river's shipping channel from 40 to 45 feet. In 2002 a review of the Corps' economic analysis of the project, concluding that it contained significant limitations. It was recommended that the Corps prepare a comprehensive economic reanalysis, which the Corps completed in 2004. This report determined the extent to which: (1) the reanalysis addressed the limitations identified; (2) the reanalysis's benefit projections, as updated, reflect current and anticipated market and industry conditions; and (3) the Corps has accounted for other key issues that could affect the project. Charts and tables.
In recent decades, managing the nation's public and private forests and rangelands has become increasingly complex, requiring a sound understanding of science and science-based tools to address these complexities. The Forest Service (FS) maintains a research and development program (FS R&D) to help provide scientific info. and tools. This report examined: (1) the scope of R&D carried out by FS R&D and some of its resulting accomplishments; (2) trends in resources used in performing FS R&D work and the effects of those trends on its research efforts and priorities; and (3) recent steps FS R&D has taken to improve its ability to fulfill its mission and challenges it faces in doing so. Illus. This is a print on demand report.