Environmental Protection

Global Climate Change


  • Pollution Prevention Grant Aids NYC Restaurants

    "This project will help restaurant owners reduce food waste and reduce the use of pesticides and chemicals, while also conserving energy and water. By taking steps to eliminate waste at the source, New York City restaurants can become models for sustainable practices," said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck.

  • WHO Calls for Strong Climate Agreement at UN Conference

    WHO estimates that climate change is already causing tens of thousands of deaths per year from shifting patterns of disease, extreme weather events, and from the degradation of air quality, food and water supplies, and sanitation.

  • ArcticNet Scientific Director Wins 2015 Northern Science Award

    Dr. Louis Fortier, scientific director of ArcticNet, was awarded the 2015 Northern Science Award on Nov. 18, Polar Knowledge Canada announced.

  • INTERPOL Meeting Highlights Environmental Crimes

    Experts participating in the Security and Environmental Crime conference issued a 15-point call for action to raise awareness and encourage greater involvement by the global community.

  • President Obama Rejects TransCanada's Keystone Project

    He said the proposed pipeline "would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy" and that "shipping dirtier crude oil into our country would not increase America's energy security."

  • $20 Million Carbon XPRIZE Contest Under Way

    Registration opened Sept. 29 in the contest, which will last 4.5 years, with competing teams challenged to develop breakthrough technologies that convert the most carbon dioxide into one or more products with the highest net value.


  • 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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