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The G-20 and International Economic Cooperation: Background and Implications for Congress (open access)

The G-20 and International Economic Cooperation: Background and Implications for Congress

This report discusses the background of the G-20 (an international forum for discussing and coordinating economic policies) and some of the issues that it has addressed. It includes historic background on the work of the G-20, information about how the group operates, overviews of G-20 summits, major issues that the group is likely to address and the likely effectiveness of the G-20 in the near future. The members of the G-20 include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union.
Date: October 23, 2013
Creator: Nelson, Rebecca M.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Winds of Change: East Asia's Sustainable Energy Future (open access)

Winds of Change: East Asia's Sustainable Energy Future

This report outlines the strategic direction of the energy sector to meet its growing energy demand in an environmentally-sustainable manner over the next two decades, and presents a pathway of policy frameworks and financing mechanisms to get there. This study found that large-scale deployment of energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies can simultaneously stabilize East Asia’s CO2 emissions by 2025 and significantly improve the local environment and enhance energy security, without compromising economic growth.
Date: May 2010
Creator: World Bank
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, June 8, 1942 : week of May 29 to June 5

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Cologne and Essen flattened -- Tiny subs find Sydney ready -- the Japanese "save face" -- Army of 4 1/2 million for '42 -- Mexico welcomed into war -- Rommel's forces turned -- Hitler's hangman dies -- Poison gas used in China -- Armies shift in Russia. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show Libyan battle, Dutch Harbor, Axis drives and British attacks at Libyan; Unalaska Is.; Unalaska Bay. Includes photographs: Producing the big seacoast rifles; Red gound defense on the Russian front; Nazis' Focke-Wulf 190 fighter; Yanks saw a motor show put on by Aussies; 4-motored Stirling bombers used over Cologne. Back: Enemy Tanks Are Vulnerable. Includes 10 photographs with descriptive text below each.
Date: June 8, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
The G-20 and International Economic Cooperation: Background and Implications for Congress (open access)

The G-20 and International Economic Cooperation: Background and Implications for Congress

This report discusses the background of the G-20 (an international forum for discussing and coordinating economic policies) and some of the issues that it has addressed. It includes historic background on the work of the G-20, information about how the group operates, overviews of G-20 summits, major issues that the group is likely to address and the likely effectiveness of the G-20 in the near future. The members of the G-20 include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union.
Date: March 31, 2011
Creator: Nelson, Rebecca M.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Australia, China, and the Indo-Pacific (open access)

Australia, China, and the Indo-Pacific

This report discusses Australia's relations with China and the changing power dynamics in the Pacific region.
Date: April 23, 2018
Creator: Vaughn, Bruce
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010: Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Finacning (open access)

Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010: Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Finacning

This report shows that in spite of the global economic downturn, investment in sustainable energy is still strong.
Date: 2010
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Ballistic Missile Defense in the Asia-Pacific Region: Cooperation and Opposition (open access)

Ballistic Missile Defense in the Asia-Pacific Region: Cooperation and Opposition

This report presents background information and discusses potential issues for Congress relating to U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. These efforts pose several potential policy, funding, and oversight issues for Congress. Decisions that Congress makes on these issues could affect U.S. defense funding requirements and military capabilities, and U.S. relations with countries in the Asia Pacific region, including China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, and Australia.
Date: April 3, 2015
Creator: Rinehart, Ian E.; Hildreth, Steven A. & Lawrence, Susan V.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development (open access)

Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development

This report discusses some vital services that natural ecosystems contribute to human health and development.
Date: 2010
Creator: Nelleman, Christian & Corcoran, Emily
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, June 15, 1942 : week of June 5 to June 12

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Midway, China, India, Libya, RAF, Australia, Madagascar, East Indies, Russia; The second front: Allies, production. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show Russian Front; Midway Islands; Battle of Libya. Includes 15 photographs. Back: Color illustration of a German Gruppe. Text and drawings detailing the organization, uniforms, insignia and weapons of the basic German army unit.
Date: June 15, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, June 22, 1942 : week of June 12 to June 19

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Includes inset maps: Strategic distances in the North Pacific ; Attu Island ; the Rat Island group ; Jap drives [in China]. Photographs: Jungle fighting; Battle of Carriers; Planes that hit the enemy; Swimming through flames; Tomahawk takes it. Back: "These are some of the weapons which checked Hitler's armies." Includes photographs: Moving in column to the attack -- Armored train alert -- Light armored cars -- Anti-aircraft alarm -- Ready to fire -- Formation to the front -- Anti-aircraft machine gun -- Woods used for cover -- Mortar ready to fire -- Amphibian tanks on land... -- Horse-drawn anti-tank gun -- ... and on the sea.
Date: June 22, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oral History Interview with Ed Carseth, August 6, 2003 transcript

Oral History Interview with Ed Carseth, August 6, 2003

Interview with Ed Carseth, a pilot during World War II. He discusses an early interest in aviation and earned his pilot's license through the Civilian Pilot Training program. He spent a year as an instructor before joining the Air Transport Command. Through 1944 he delivered aircraft to Australia before being assigned to Myitkyina, Burma. He speaks of living conditions at Myitkyina. He flew materials over the Himalaya Mountains (the Hump) from Burma to Kunming, China. Carseth relates anectdotes about General Claire Chennault, Lord Louis Mountbatten, and a squadron mate who kept a baboon.
Date: August 6, 2003
Creator: Metzler, Ed & Carseth, Ed
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History

Newsmap. Monday, May 25, 1942 : week of May 15 to May 22

Front : Text describes action on various war fronts: Axis hunts Shangri La -- Shadow on Australia -- New threat to China -- Gandhi still passive -- More Yanks in Ireland -- U.S. gets Panama bases -- Spain would trade -- Island volcano erupts -- Axis people grumble -- Axis battles Chetniks -- Air travel curtailed -- Prinz Eugen torpedoes -- Attack on Kharkov -- Vichy downs RAF planes -- Africa drive hinted -- Malta counts bombings. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show the Burma Road and a map of a portion of Europe overlaying a map of the United States. U.S. cities are shown in italics, European cities in capitals. Includes photographs: Doolittle did much -- North American B-25 -- Gandhi opposes [scorched earth policy] -- School of 'tin fish' ready for their deadly work -- Shell casings stacked in Moscow factory -- Rommel might move -- Catalinas from America keep an eye on the Mediterranean -- RAF salvages wrecked planes from desert. Includes 1 cartoon. Back: Know Your Enemies: the Nazi Army. Includes photographs: Supporting Fire, Howitzer in Action, Moving Up, Mountain Troops, Tank Destroyer, Anti-Aircraft Alert, …
Date: May 25, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
Policies to Change the World: Energy Sufficiency - Eight Policies towards the Sustainable Use of Energy (open access)

Policies to Change the World: Energy Sufficiency - Eight Policies towards the Sustainable Use of Energy

This booklet discusses how energy sufficiency is the best solution for reducing energy consumption and waste. It presents policies for reducing global energy consumption such as energy auditing, phasing out incandescent light bulbs, combined heat/cooling energy and power, carbon-negative cooking, smart metering, area road pricing, and other measures.
Date: 2009
Creator: Rohde, Anja & Bee, Hilmar
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Heading for 100 % renewable urban transport: Policy recommendations (open access)

Heading for 100 % renewable urban transport: Policy recommendations

The brochure promotes urban transportation policy to increase the use of renewable energy to 100%. Seen globally, transport is one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet fossil fuels are becoming scarce, will become increasingly expensive and will eventually stop being viable as transport fuels. Before this happens, climate change will have begun to have a serious impact on human lives. The authors believe that it is crucial to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy as soon as possible, especially in the transport sector. Making urban transport independent of fossil fuel is a great challenge, but the authors cite growing evidence that it can be achieved.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gust, Iris & Meusel, Titus
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
APEC - Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation: Free Trade and Other Issues (open access)

APEC - Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation: Free Trade and Other Issues

As a result of an initiative by Australia in 1989, the United States joined with eleven other Asia/Pacific nations in creating APEC, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation organization. This report discusses the annual Ministerial Meeting of APEC in Seattle, held from November 17 - 19, 1993.
Date: November 10, 1993
Creator: Nanto, Dick K.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
APEC and Free Trade in the Asia Pacific (open access)

APEC and Free Trade in the Asia Pacific

This report discusses the summit held by President Bill Clinton and other leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on November 19, 1995. The report discusses the primary reason for the summit, an Action Agenda intended to lead to free and open trade and investment among its members. The report also discusses how APEC countries were divided on certain issues going into this summit.
Date: November 14, 1995
Creator: Nanto, Dick K.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, July 27, 1942 : week of July 17 to July 24

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Southwest Pacific, China, Aleutians, Atlantic, North Africa, Western Europe, Russia. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Includes inset maps: China front, Russian front. Includes seven photographs. Back: Photographs show a variety of tanks utilized by the British Army.
Date: July 27, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, August 10, 1942 : week of July 31 to August 7

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Western Europe, Iceland, North Africa, Aleutians, New Guinea, Australia, Burma, Russia. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Map inset shows the Russian front. Includes photographs: Jap welcomers; Over barbed wire; The Nazi 88; Converted merchantman; U.S. Army's troopship of the skies. Back: This is Aid to Russia. 10 photographs are accompanied by explanatory text.
Date: August 10, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
World Survey of Tantalum Ore (open access)

World Survey of Tantalum Ore

Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the occurrences of tantalum in different areas of the world. The tantalum deposits are described in reference to each individual country that it is found in. This report includes maps, tables, and illustrations.
Date: March 1945
Creator: Baker, James S.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library

Arbuckles' illustrated atlas of fifty principal nations of the world.

Atlas shows illustrations of nations throughout the world with brief descriptions.
Date: 1889
Creator: Arbuckle Bros.
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History
Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 4, Number 3, 2007 (open access)

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 4, Number 3, 2007

Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is devoted to the value of forest ecosystems.
Date: 2007
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The UNT Digital Library

Oral History Interview with John R. "Jack" Price, June 18, 1986

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Interview with John R. "Jack" Price, an executive at the Caltex Petroleum Corporation, discussing his background, working for Caltex in China, India, and South Africa, relations between Caltex headquarters and branch offices, the construction of the Caltex refiner at Vishakhapatnam, and the formation of Caltex East and Caltex West.
Date: June 18, 1986
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Price, John R.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oral History Interviews with James Voss, 1986 (open access)

Oral History Interviews with James Voss, 1986

Interview with James Voss, a lawyer and employee of the Caltex Petroleum Company from San Antonio, Texas. Voss discusses his earlier life and joining Caltex, work on company claims involving postwar China and other assets affected by World War II, the crude oil market, effects of the Chinese Communist Revolution on the company and markets, company operations in Japan and reconstruction, the company in Korea and Vietnam, mergers, purchases, divestments, expansion in the Mid East, South Africa, re-entry into China, and reflections on the energy business and his career.
Date: 1986-01-09/1986-06-20
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library