The first two weeks of July were especially busy on Capitol Hill as lawmakers made a final legislative push before they left for recess. Appropriations bills were high on their agenda since Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 expires at the end September, and the Senate and House are now on a seven-week hiatus until September 6.
Tagged: Climate Change
This week, a panel discussed the state of North America’s environment based on the sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO6) North American regional report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report is one of six regional reports that form a comprehensive overview of environmental health based on input from 1,203 scientists, 160 governments, hundreds of scientific institutions, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders.
Wetlands, sand dunes and mangroves could protect shorelines more inexpensively than walls and bulkheads
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, held a hearing on the Coast Guard’s implementation capabilities in the Arctic to outline the state of play in the region.
Rules will require extensive contingency plans in event of oil spill.
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday adopted a $500 million spending package for the Green Climate Fund, an international climate change adaptation program.
In a consensus letter to U.S. policymakers, a partnership of 31 leading nonpartisan scientific societies today reaffirmed the reality of human-caused climate change, noting that greenhouse gas emissions “must be substantially reduced” to minimize negative impacts on the global economy, natural resources, and human health.
This week, Administrator McCarthy answered questions for nearly three hours at the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing “Ensuring Sound Science at EPA.”
At Center for American Progress’s event, “The National Security Implications of Climate Change and Food Security,” RADM Jonathan White, USN (Ret.), President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, affirmed the undeniable connection between food security, climate change, and national security.
A new bill from Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) would create a curriculum for teaching students and others about climate change. Markey introduced his bill, the Climate Change Education Act, on Friday to celebrate the first anniversary of Pope Francis’s encyclical urging the world to fight climate change.