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a fishing technique where the ocean floor is filled with heavy nets that smash everything
smoldering fires that take place in bogs or swamps and can burn underground for days/weeks, tough to detect and extinguish
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
requires the EPA to approve of all pesticides in U.S.
road-free areas of 5,000 acres or more and islands within National Park System and National Wildlife Refuges. Restricted activity in these areas
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
protect rivers with scenic,recreational,fish and wildlife, and other values
fires usually burn only underbrush and do little damage to mature trees. Help prevent larger fires
fires that start on the ground OR in canopies of forests that haven't had any recent fires. These spread quickly and consume underbrush and dead material. They are threatening
Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act
Governed conservation & management of ocean fishing
Endangered Species Act
broad protection for species listed as threatened or endangered in U.S. OR elsewhere
UN Agreement "Law of the Sea"
Set principles for conservation and management of certain types of fish
Mineral Leasing Act
Permitted Bureau of Land Management to grant leases for minerals (coal, sulfur, etc.) on public domain lands
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability (superfund)
regulates damage done by mining
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