Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Short Lived Climate Pollutants

Categories: Environment,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-480.pdf

SLCPs include black carbon, methane, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and ground level ozone.  This note summarizes options for mitigating SLCP concentrations and the benefits and challenges of doing so.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Part B: Regional Aspects

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

https://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/WGIIAR5-PartB_FINAL.pdf

The most comprehensive look to date at the worldwide impacts of climate change and the opportunities for response.  Part B offers a regional perspective on how climate change affects various continents and special regions.  Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

 

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

https://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/WGIIAR5-PartA_FINAL.pdf

The most comprehensive look to date at the worldwide impacts of climate change and the opportunities for response.  Part A covers a global view of impacts, risks and adaptation options.    Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

 

Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap

Categories: Climate Change,Defense/Military,Environment,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/CCARprint.pdf

Examines climate change as a “threat multiplier” from such possibilities as pandemic disease, food and water shortages, refugees, poverty, and global instability.  From the Department of Defense

 

Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2014

Categories: Environment,European Union,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-HA-14-001/EN/KS-HA-14-001-EN.PDF

An overview of official statistics for regions within European countries; includes the most recent data plus an analysis of changes over a period of 5 to 10 years.  Also features focus chapters on environment, land use, cities, and regional competitiveness.  From Eurostat

 

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program 2013 Reported Data

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Statistics

http://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/ghgdata/reported/index.html

Provides results on greenhouse gas emissions reported by more than 8,000 facilities in the U.S.  Reported direct emissions totaled 3.18 billion metric tons.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Ozone Air Quality Standards: EPA’s 2015 Revision

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43092.pdf

The Environmental Protection Agency has until December 1, 2014 to review and propose changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.  This report discusses the standard-setting process, the specifics of the current and most recent reviews of the current standards, and issues that may be raised such as whether the benefits justify the costs. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Fuel Economy Reaches All-Time High

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/87acb71855bed86585257d6b0052c584!OpenDocument

Press release on results of fuel economy testing of 2013 and 2014 vehicles.  Provides link to full report and various appendices.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Next Page »