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U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3920195/Final-Draft-of-the-Climate-Science-Special-Report.pdf

The 673 page draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies on climate change and the role that humans have played in warming the atmosphere. Provides the scientific foundation for the Fourth National Climate Assessment.  Not yet released by the U.S. government; copy made public by the New York Times.  Also available at Stanford University Digital Repository.  From the U.S. Global Change Research Program

 

Superfund Task Force Recommendations

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-07/documents/superfund_task_force_report.pdf

Report of the Superfund Task Force with 42 recommendations for expediting the clean-up of some 1,300 contaminated sites on the National Priorities List. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

EPA Announces Superfund Task Force Recommendations

Categories: Environment,Weather/Disasters

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-superfund-task-force-recommendations

Agency press release on recommendations for streamlining and improving the operation of the Superfund Program. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

National Transportation Statistics 2017

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/NTS_Entire_2017Q2.pdf

Annual statistical report on the condition of the U. S transportation network, the safety and accident record, the relationship between transportation and the economy, and the environmental and energy implications of transportation. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

(energy     environment     statistics     traffic accidents     transportation)

NOAA’s Greenhouse Gas Index Up 40 Percent Since 1990

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology

http://www.noaa.gov/news/noaa-s-greenhouse-gas-index-up-40-percent-since-1990

Agency press release which tracks the warming influence of greenhouse gases as measured by the Annual Greenhouse Gas Index.  Unlike previous releases during the Obama Administration, this brief release does not link the rise in emissions to human activity such as the burning of fossil fuels.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2017

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-201706

Provides details about the 2nd warmest year-to-date in the U.S. including temperatures, precipitation, and other major weather events during the first half of 2017.  From the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Waters of the U.S. Rulemaking

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule

Website for regulatory activity related to the Clean Water Rule designed to protect navigable waterways and wetlands. Contains the executive order and press release on the intent of the agency to rescind the rule and “recodify the regulatory text” as it existed prior to 2015.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

 

Rising Sea Levels

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0555/POST-PN-0555.pdf

Sea level rise will continue even if global temperature increase is limited to 2 degrees Centigrade.  Sets out the causes and likely future levels of sea level rise and its implication. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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