Flood maps for riparian areas and coastal zones are in need of significant improvement, according to a new National Academies report. The benefits of implementing the improvements would substantially outweigh the costs.
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At least eight climate change reports have been or will be released, or are open for public comment, from the National Academies' National Research Council and the US Climate Change Science Program.
The next major round of international negotiations on climate change is scheduled for Oct. 29 - Nov. 9, 2001, in Marrakech, Morocco.Topics on the Beat:Region:
After the disastrous collapse of a Kentucky coal waste impoundment in October 2000, Congress asked the National Research Council to recommend ways to help reduce the potential for future calamities at about 700 U.S. facilities.
Amid the torrent of terrorism news, one angle that's been overlooked is agroterrorism -- using biological agents as weapons against crops or livestock.
The Sept. 11 attacks should remind reporters of the vulnerability of the electric power supply system not just to terrorism, but to other natural and man-made disasters that could bring serious outages.Topics on the Beat:
As of Sept. 21, reporters and citizens have access to substantial US Fish and Wildlife Service data on fish diseases in US waters.Topics on the Beat:
Reporters in some flood-prone communities now have a new forecast tool to help their audience anticipate floods.Topics on the Beat:
Is normal weather still what it used to be in your region?Topics on the Beat:
The closure of U.S. airports following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, provides a rare opportunity to gauge the contributions of airports and related activities to a city's air pollution.