National Academy of Sciences

Marine debris will likely worsen in the 21st century

Current measures to prevent and reduce marine debris are inadequate, and the problem will likely worsen, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council. The United States and the international ...

Sep 19, 2008
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Decadal survey of astronomy and astrophysics

A new report by the National Research Council identifies the highest- priority research activities for astronomy and astrophysics in the next decade that will "set the nation firmly on the path to answering profound questions ...

Aug 13, 2010
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EPA's stormwater program needs a significant overhaul

Radical changes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's stormwater program are necessary to reverse degradation of fresh water resources and ensure progress toward the Clean Water Act's goal of "fishable and swimmable" ...

Oct 15, 2008
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