National / International News
<> A Numbers-Based Case for Why It's Time to Act on Infrastructure - The United States was once known as a leader in infrastructure, and we're slipping -- The White House releases a new analysis that makes a numbers-based case for exactly why we need to invest in infrastructure right now and what it's going to mean for all of us if Congress fails to act.
<> Sen. Hearing: Charting a Path Forward for the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards Program - Testimony and webcast of Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- GAO-14-608T, Critical Infrastructure Protection: Observations on DHS Efforts to Implement and Manage its Chemical Security Program, May 14, 2014 - In managing its Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a number of efforts underway to identify facilities that are covered by the program. . .
<> National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change - CNA Corporation's Military Advisory Board (MAB, 16 retired Generals and Admirals) re-examines the impact of climate change on U.S. national security in the context of a more informed, but more complex and integrated world.
- Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers - Source: NY Times - The accelerating rate of climate change poses a severe risk to national security and acts as a catalyst for global political. . .
<> Draft Report - 5-12-14 Draft CASAC Ozone Review Letter - Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Review of the EPA's Health Risk and Exposure Assessment for Ozone (Second External Review Draft February, 2014)
<> Senate EPW Committee Hearing: Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning: Stakeholder Views Testimony, Statements & Webcast
<> Climate scientists need to set the record straight: There is a scientific consensus that human-caused climate change is happening - Nearly all climate scientists are convinced that human-caused climate change is occurring, yet half of Americans do not know or do not believe that a scientific consensus has been reached.
<> Webinar for Utilities on Climate Adaptation - EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities program will host a webinar on May 28 at 1 to 2:15 p.m. EST on financing water sector climate adaptation strategies. Guest speakers include Dave Wright from Southern Nevada Water Authority, Jeff Hughes from the UNC's Environmental Finance Center, and Kirsten Anderer from EPA's State Revolving Fund program.
<> Coral Reefs are Critical for Risk Reduction & Adaptation - Summary: Stronger storms, rising seas, and flooding are placing hundreds of millions people at risk around the world, and big part of the solution to decrease those risks is just off shore. A new USGS study finds. . .
<> What Are the Hottest Sectors for Next-Generation Energy Services? - From physical assets to analytics, there is an almost endless array of activity located at the grid edge. But when it comes to things like the areas with the most innovative companies, the analytics space is quite clearly in the lead for. . .
<> USDA Announces First Citrus Greening Funding Allocations and Appointments to Citrus Disease Subcommittee - May 13, 2014 United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than $1.5 million in funding to expand bio-control efforts to fight Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening. . .
<> WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. EPA - 5/13/14. In the
<> Coal River Energy, LLC v. Sally Jewell - 5/13/14. In the
<> United Fire & Casualty Company v. Titan Contractors Service, Inc - 05/13/14. In the
Federal Register Highlights
The following is an alert of Environmental Federal Register announcements that may be of interest for: Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (Click here to access today's complete Federal Register index with links to complete announcements).
2. (May 13, 2014) Water Quality - Notice of Data For Comment.