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Intelligent Transportation Systems: Urban and Rural Transit Providers Reported Benefits but Face Deployment Challenges

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Science/Technology,Transportation,Urban Issues

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/677919.pdf

Describes the extent of use of ITS by transit providers in large urbanized areas, the ITS uptake in small urban and rural areas, the benefits and challenges of deploying ITS, and the extent to which Transportation Department resources have been used to promote and support ITS.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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

 

The Role of Local and Regional Food Systems in U.S. Farm Policy

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Urban Issues

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44390.pdf

Covers definitions of local foods, the estimated current market size, types of farm operations, and federal programs relating to such local/regional and near-urban areas food operations. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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