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New Report: Reducing Risk on the East and Gulf Coasts

A new report from the National Research Council calls for a strategic national vision for reducing risk from coastal storms and flooding, the cost of which has risen dramatically over the past several decades as more people and property are in harm’s way. Learn more in this Report in Brief, slideshow, and a new video.

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Report: Can Earth’s and Society’s Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?

This new report summarizes a workshop held in October 2013 that explored how to sustainably increase the world’s population to 10 billion while simultaneously increasing people’s well-being and standard of living.

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Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment

The risk of a serious oil spill in the arctic is escalating due to potential increases in shipping traffic and oil and gas activities. To provide an effective response effort in challenging Arctic conditions–and minimize impacts on people and sensitive ecosystems–a full range of oil spill response technologies is needed. This report assesses the current …

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The Arctic in the Anthropocene: Emerging Research Questions

With rapid change unfolding throughout the Arctic, the need for actionable Arctic science has never been greater. This new report identifies emerging research questions important for understanding how environmental and societal transitions will affect the Arctic and the rest of the world.

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