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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Impacts to Roadways in Hampton Roads

Categories: Climate Change,Maps/Geography,Transportation,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/Sea%20Level%20Rise-Storm%20Surge%20Impacts%20to%20Roadways%20in%20HR%20DRAFT%20Report.pdf

Includes a methodology for incorporating sea level rise and storm surge impacts to roadways into transportation planning.  Also contains adaptation strategies, design considerations, best practices, and lessons learned from other coastal regions.  Dated January 2016 but released to the public in May 2016.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for West Asia

Categories: Asia,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download&file=012097_en

One of six regional assessments on the state of the global environment released on the occasion of the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for North America

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download&file=012100_en

One of six regional assessments on the state of the global environment released on the occasion of the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for Latin America and the Caribbean

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Latin America,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download&file=012096_en

One of six regional assessments on the state of the global environment released on the occasion of the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific

Categories: Asia,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download&file=012098_en

One of six regional assessments on the state of the global environment released on the occasion of the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for Africa

Categories: Africa,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download&file=012099_en

One of six regional assessments on the state of the global environment released on the occasion of the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

Rate of Environmental Damage Increasing Across the Planet … UNEP Assessment Says

Categories: Africa,Asia,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Latin America,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=27074&ArticleID=36180&l=en

Press release on the publication of six regional assessments, referred to as “the most authoritative study that the UN has ever published on the state of the global environment.”  The studies, focusing on North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, West Asia, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe, blame climate change and greater urbanization for environmental degradation.  From the United Nations Environment Programme

 

EPA Releases First-Ever Standards to Cut Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-releases-first-ever-standards-cut-methane-emissions-oil-and-gas-sector

Press release about new regulations to reduce emissions of methane and other volatile organic compounds, blamed for promoting climate change, from new or recently modified oil and gas wells in the U.S.  The actions are part of the U.S. strategy to cut methane emissions from the energy sector by 40-45% from 2012 levels by 2025.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

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