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Annual Energy Outlook: 2013 (early edition, abridged).
Bee Health: The Role of Pesticides
Describes changes in managed and wild bee populations, provides a listing of possible factors negatively affecting managed and wild bees, and summarizes scientific research regarding the role of pesticides among the facts affecting the well-being of bees. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists
Built-environment wind turbine roadmap
Golden, Colorado : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2012
Busy 2012 Hurricane Season Continues Decades-Long High Activity Era in the Atlantic
Reviews the Atlantic hurricane season of 2012 during which there were 19 named storms and 10 hurricanes. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Climate Change Indicators in the United States 2012
Presents 26 indicators to help promote better understanding of observed trends related to the causes and effects of climate change. From the Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress
Focuses on all aspects of the use of energy by the Department of Defense including how purchased, how used, current energy initiatives, past legislation, and current issues for congress. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists
Global Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States National Climate Assessment
Provides a synthesis of the scientific literature on global sea level rise and also provides a set of four scenarios to describe possible future conditions, vulnerabilities, and impacts of sea level rise. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Hunting, Fishing, and Watching Wildlife Up 3 Percent from 2006 to 2011
Press release on wildlife-related recreation with links to detailed survey results. From the Census Bureau
Measuring Progress Towards An Inclusive Green Economy
How indicators can be developed and used to support green economy policies. From the United Nations Environment Programme
Model Year 2013 Fuel Economy Guide
Annual listings of official fuel economy figures for 2013 model cars broken out by city, highway, and combined estimates. From the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency
Nuclear Energy: Overview of Congressional Issues
Discusses the pros and cons of nuclear energy, including the potential for vast amounts of energy with low consumption of resources and low greenhouse gas emissions but at the risk of nuclear arms proliferation and hazardous waste. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists
Orvana resubmits final permit for U.P. mine (DEQ press release, Dec 3rd).
Outdoor recreation trends and futures: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA assessment. Cordell, H. Ken. Asheville, NC: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, 2012.
The State of Amphibians in the United States
Discusses the reasons for amphibian decline in the U.S. From the United States Geological Survey
State of the Great Lakes: 2012. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 2012.
Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4 Degree Celsius Warmer World Must be Avoided
Spells out what the world will be like if average temperatures rise by 4 degrees Celsius by the end of the 21st century including unprecedented heat waves, inundation of coastal cities, major risks for food production, loss of biodiversity, and intense tropical cyclones. From the World Bank
Understanding beach health throughout the Great Lakes: continuing research. Reston, Va.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, USGS Ohio Water Science Center, 2012.
U.S. Wind Turbine Manufacturing: Federal Support for an Emerging Industry
Examines the complexity of wind turbine manufacturing, the waning government support for such manufacturing in Europe, and forms which federal government support for the wind turbine industry could take in the U.S. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists
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