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  • Rapid Ocean Acidification Threatens Coastal Economies in Several States

    According to a new report by the NRDC, the anticipated impacts are more widespread than previously believed; major threats seen to oyster, scallop, and clam industries in CA, CT, FL, LA, MA, ME, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OR, RI, TX, VA, and WA.

    According to a new report by the NRDC, the anticipated impacts are more widespread than previously believed; major threats seen to oyster, scallop, and clam industries in CA, CT, FL, LA, MA, ME, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OR, RI, TX, VA, and WA.

  • Ancient Snow Patches in Norway are Melting

    Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have discovered that snow patches that have been in Norway for more than 5,000 years are beginning to melt at a rapid pace due to climate change.

  • President’s 2016 Budget Proposes $1.2 Billion for the USGS

    The proposed budget for 2016 reflects robust Administration support for science-based decision-making in managing natural resources.

    The proposed budget for 2016 reflects robust Administration support for science-based decision-making in managing natural resources.

  • Iceland Rising from Glacier Melt

    A group of researchers from the University of Arizona has discovered that the Earth’s crust under Iceland rebounds as the island’s ice caps melt as a result of global warming.

    A group of researchers from the University of Arizona has discovered that the Earth’s crust under Iceland rebounds as the island’s ice caps melt as a result of global warming.

  • Exploring the Natural Hazards of 2014

    Going into the New Year, the USGS reflects on the natural hazards of 2014 as a reminder of the dangers we face and the need for preparedness to save lives and property.

    Going into the New Year, the USGS reflects on the natural hazards of 2014 as a reminder of the dangers we face and the need for preparedness to save lives and property.

  • FAA Showing Off NextGen at JFK

    The agency has installed a NextGen video kiosk in the main lobby of Terminal 5 so passengers can see how the technology will work to enhance their flying experience--making it safer, faster, and cleaner for the environment.


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  • Perspectives on Energy Policy: Security, Economics, and the Environment

    On March 18 and 19, 2009, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of California San Diego Sustainability Solutions Institute brought together 27 leaders from academia, government, and the private sector to discuss key energy policy issues and proposed values- and outcomes-based approaches to energy policy. The goal of the workshop was to bring together leaders from diverse backgrounds to identify promising areas for energy policy, based on the understanding of intersecting issues, assumptions, and priorities from the national security, economic, and environmental perspectives.

  • Energy Market and Economic Impacts of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

    This report responds to a request to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) from Chairman Henry Waxman and Chairman Edward Markey for an analysis of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA).1 ACESA, as passed by the House of Representatives on June 26, 2009, is a complex bill that regulates emissions of greenhouse gases through market-based mechanisms, efficiency programs, and economic incentives.


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