Military

"Dangerous Pollutants in Military’s Open Burns Greater Than Thought"

"The federal government appears to have significantly underestimated the amount of lead, arsenic and other dangerous pollutants that are sent into the air from uncontrolled burning of hazardous waste at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia, according to a draft of a long-awaited report compiled by researchers at the Environmental Protection Agency."

Source: ProPublica, 08/03/2017

Fear The Power-Grid Hack. Also Fear How Little The U.S. Knows About It

"LAS VEGAS -- The robust and agressive takedown of part of Ukraine’s power grid by hackers served as a wakeup call for cyber experts and exposed just how much America does not know about foreign operatives’ ability to strike critical U.S. infrastructure."

Source: McClatchy, 07/28/2017

"Security: Democrats Request Review Of Pipeline Cyberdefenses"

"The top Democrats on the Senate and House energy panels are seeking an assessment of the cyber and physical security protections for natural gas, oil and other hazardous pipeline infrastructure, warning of increased cyberthreats from foreign state-backed and criminal hacking organizations."

Source: EnergyWire, 07/20/2017

Conservative Groups Urge Lawmakers To Gut Climate Programs In Military

"A coalition of 14 conservative groups urged U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to support an amendment to the House of Representatives' annual defense bill that would prevent the Pentagon from implementing climate-change and green energy policies meant to save taxpayers money and protect the planet."

Source: Reuters, 07/13/2017
July 18, 2017 to July 20, 2017

7th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations

Top leaders from NOAA, the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and more will discuss critical impacts of an ice-diminishing Arctic on Naval and maritime operations. This free event takes place at the U.S. Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center in Washington and will also be live streamed.

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"Security: Nuclear Breach Opens New Chapter In Cyber Struggle"

"U.S. authorities are investigating a cyber intrusion affecting multiple nuclear power generation sites this year, E&E News has learned. There is no evidence that the nuclear energy industry's highly regulated safety systems were compromised. But any cybersecurity breach — targeted or not — at closely guarded U.S. nuclear reactors marks an escalation of hackers' probes into U.S. critical infrastructure."

Source: EnergyWire, 06/28/2017

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