Tag Archives: climate change

Bipartisan Legislation to Develop National Database on Flood Risk Data

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Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., has unveiled a bipartisan bill that seeks to develop a national database to assist coastal communities in handling flood risks. The database, dubbed as the National Coastal Data Information System, will include maps and information on rising sea levels. Various organizations such as Roots Action and Sequoia Forest endorsed the bipartisan bill.

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DoD Report Details Climate Change Risks for US Military Sites

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A new study from the Department of Defense highlights the potential impacts of climate change on military installations across the U.S. DoD said there has been a growing need for inland and littoral flood planning and mitigation efforts, research and flood protection infrastructures to address vulnerabilities of bases from climate-related events, according to the report released Jan. 10.

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GAO Develops Four Categories for Long-Range National Security Threats

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The Government Accountability Office has issued a report that divides into four categories 26 long-range threats to U.S. national security identified by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and State. Those categories are dual-use technologies; weapons; events and demographic changes; and political and military advancements of adversaries, GAO said Thursday.

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Trump Withdraws U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord

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President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. The White House said they will reopen negotiations so as to arrive at a deal that puts American workers first. This decision fulfills a Trump campaign promise. In a release, the White House said the Paris Climate …

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CNAS Report Recommends Energy Security Strategy for Next US President

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The Center for a New American Security has published a new report that includes energy policy recommendations for the next U.S. president. CNAS said Monday its “Increasing Prosperity, Resource Stewardship, and National Security: An Energy Policy Strategy for the Next President” report is part of the organization’s Papers for the Next President Series. …

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White House Directs Pentagon Away From Discussion of US-China ‘Competition’

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The White House has issued a directive that forbids the Defense Department to discuss the U.S. military’s interaction with China using “great power competition” and other potentially inflammatory phrases, Navy Times reported Monday. David Larter writes the new directive from the National Security Council requires Pentagon officials to find less provocative descriptions when …

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