As he contemplates dealing with crumbling shores, melting ice and other changes in the rapidly changing Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp looks back at the rough and tumble New York City of the 1970s for inspiration.
Category: Policy News
EPA and Army Corps Extend Comment Period on Proposed Rule “Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act”
On April 21, 2014, EPA published the proposed rule “Definition of `Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act” in the Federal Register (79 FR 22188).
NSF Awards $12.5 Million to Advance the Science of Sustainability Through Innovations in Computing and Communication Technologies
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced $12.5 million in grants to 16 projects spanning 15 states through the Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) program.
Nominations are being sought for appointment to two new task forces of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) to support its advisory work for the Secretary of Commerce on living marine resource matters.
The world’s most obvious crises — Ebola, the Islamic State, the mysterious Khorasan Group — lie on land. But turmoil is also roiling the seas.
What’s the latest on efforts to ban plastic bags? How many U.S. locales have instituted some kind of ban, and have these initiatives made a dent in the amount of plastic litter?
The federal government needs to pay more attention to what’s often referred to as “the other carbon dioxide problem” – the acidification of the oceans – to help stave off widespread damage to seafood, tourism and storm protection, according to a new federal report.
The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) released a report that presents data compiled from a survey identifying the level of R&D funding from 28 federal agencies.
BOEM Seeks Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Oil and Gas Development in the Western Gulf of Mexico
BOEM has published a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed Gulf of Mexico Western Planning Area Lease Sales 246 and 248. BOEM is proposing to offer approximately 21 million acres for oil...