Climate Change Adaptation: DOD Needs to Better Incorporate Adaptation into Planning and Collaboration at Overseas Installations

Download the document. What GAO Found The expected impacts of weather effects associated with climate change pose operational and budgetary risks to overseas infrastructure according to the Department of Defense (DOD), but DOD does not consistently track the impacts' estimated costs. Operational risks (including interruptions to training, testing, and missions) and budgetary risks (including costs …

Wetlands not culprit behind rising methane concentrations

Read the full story at EnvironmentalResearchWeb. Wetlands – vibrant habitats rich in wildlife – are the largest natural global source of methane emissions, but are they responsible for increasing global concentrations of this greenhouse gas in the atmosphere? Probably not, according to a major study published in Environmental Research Letters (ERL).

Chemists forge green path to alkylated amines

Read the full story in Chemical & Engineering News. Chemists use alkylated amines to build plastics, pharmaceuticals, and more. Unfortunately, making these important building blocks on a large scale is energy intensive and relies on nonrenewable feedstocks. Now a team of researchers report a green approach to synthesizing the molecules. Tao Yan, Ben L. Feringa, and Katalin …

Why we’re behind on saving the world

Read the full story in Pacific Standard. In September of 2015, the United Nations tried to save the world. Representatives from all 193 member countries released a plan they called the Sustainable Development Goals, a list of 17 global goals that would "ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity" by the year 2030. Each …