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Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Better Integration of Land Use Impacts Needed Across EU Policies

Land is a valuable and limited resource. The environmental impact of land used for building new roads, houses or energy grids should be better integrated into European Union policies, according to a report released today by the European Environment Agency. A preliminary review on how land is used in the EU found that more attention

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

New Report Sounds the Alarm on Harms to Human Health from Climate Change

DENVER, April 6, 2016—On Monday, during National Public Health Week, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released a first of its kind report, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment, which documents the strong scientific evidence that climate change endangers public health today, and projects alarming impacts

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

FAA Reviewing Micro UAS Report

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently reviewing the report and recommendations of the Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee. The agency had tasked the group to develop recommendations for performance-based regulations that would let certain unmanned aircraft operate over people not directly involved in the flight of the aircraft. The rulemaking committee,

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Longer-Term Weather and Environmental Forecasts Will Provide Enormous Benefit

WASHINGTON – Weather and environmental forecasts made several weeks to months in advance can someday be as widely used and essential as current predictions of tomorrow’s weather are, but first more research and sustained investment are needed, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  The committee that conducted the study

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Europe Assesses Forest Ecosystems Status and Trends

The EEA report European forest ecosystems: state and trends, gives an updated health check on how our forests are coping with the many challenges they face. It assesses whether forest ecosystems can still manage to play their part providing key ‘services’ for the environment. Forests help regulate our climate and sustain watersheds, providing clean water.

Friday, October 10th, 2014

New Study Finds Steep Increase in East Coast High-Tide Floods

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014—Flooding during high tides—something that rarely occurred in the past—is now common in some places and is projected to grow to the point that sections of coastal cities may flood so often they would become unusable in the near future, according to a report the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released today,

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Surveying and Mapping Services Profits Rebound

The Surveying and Mapping Services industryprovides a wide range of technical services. Clients use the industry to determine property lines, to aid in subdivision layout and design and for building and amenity layout. Operators also offer many specialist services, such as geospatial imaging (statistical analysis of remotely sensed imagery) and nautical mapping (sea and ocean mapping)

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Climate Change Report Warns of Dramatically Warmer World This Century

Like summer’s satellite image of the melting Greenland ice sheet, a new report suggests time may be running out to temper the rising risks of climate change. “Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided,” warns we’re on track for a 4°C warmer world marked by extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks,

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Improved Disaster Resilience is Imperative for U.S. New Report Says

Increasing the nation’s resilience to natural and human-caused disasters will require complementary federal policies and locally driven actions that center on a national vision, says a new report from the National Academies.  Improving resilience should be seen as a long-term process, but it can be coordinated around measurable short-term goals that will allow communities to

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Huge Uncertainty in the Carbon Outcomes of Common Land-use Transitions

Land-use changes, including deforestation, are important sources of carbon emissions linked to global climate change. However, a new study challenges key policy assumptions. The study reports that it remains virtually impossible to anticipate how many common land-use transitions affect carbon stocks, based on existing data.  This includes agricultural shifts, suggesting that efforts to replace slash-and-burn

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