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Exploring the Complications of Counting Casualties After Natural Disasters

By Stephanie Miceli  There are many gray areas when collecting data on how and why people died in a disaster. A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and...

Report: EPA Should Strengthen Science in Permitting Program for Management of Stormwater Pollution

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers guidance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to inform the next revision of a permit program that requires industries to manage stormwater to minimize discharges of pollutants to the environment.

Report Identifies Ways Communities Can More Effectively Measure Progress Toward Resilience

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends steps U.S. communities can take to better measure their progress in building resilience to disasters, including measuring resilience around multiple dimensions of a community, and incentivizing the measurement of resilience.

NAS Report issued on Industrial Stormwater Discharges

As part of a Settlement Agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), environmental petitioners, and intervenors on the challenge to the EPA's 2015 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP), the EPA funded a study conducted by the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) on potential permit improvements

Road overhaul

National Academies report says the U.S. Interstate Highways System requires significant commitment for federal and state coordination and funding. The future of the U.S. Interstate...

National Academies report calls for overhaul of U.S. interstates

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls for a 20-year “blueprint for action,” which includes creating an “Interstate Highway System Renewal and Modernization Program,” increasing the federal fuel tax to help pay for it, and allowing tolls and per-mile-charges on more interstate routes.
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