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ANNOUNCEMENT

Gulf Research Program Releases
Strategic Vision Document

Sept. 15 - The NAS Gulf Research Program has released a strategic vision document that describes long-term goals for the program and will guide its work over the next five years. The program also announced initial, short-term activities.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    Gulf Research Program Releases
    Strategic Vision Document

    Sept. 15 - The NAS Gulf Research Program has released a strategic vision document that describes long-term goals for the program and will guide its work over the next five years. The program also announced initial, short-term activities.

  • NEW REPORT

    EPA Should Incorporate Sustainability Approaches More Broadly

    Sept. 10 - An array of tools is available to help EPA incorporate sustainability concepts into its decision making, and the agency should do so across its range of activities, says a new National Research Council report.

  • AWARDS

    Recipients of Annual Communication Awards Announced

    Sept. 9 -- "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation" Wins Best Book Award From National Academies; NPR, New York Times, and Seattle Times Also Take Top Prizes. Read more

  • NEW REPORT

    Promoting Safety in Academic Chemical Research

    July 31 - Everyone involved in the academic chemical research enterprise has an important role to play in establishing and promoting a strong, positive safety culture, says a new report from the National Research Council.

Webinar: Reducing Risk on the East and Gulf Coasts

WebinarHurricane- and coastal storm-related losses have risen dramatically in the past century, largely due to population growth and development in susceptible coastal areas. Sea-level rise and other effects of climate change pose additional threats. Superstorm Sandy is only the latest reminder of the nation's vulnerability to coastal storms. On Sept. 16, beginning at 11 a.m. EDT, join a free webinar as authors of the 2014 National Research Council report Reducing Coastal Risk on the East and Gulf Coasts discuss what the nation can do to better prepare.

WEBCAST: Genetically Engineered Crops

Video WebcastA National Research Council committee is examining what has been learned since the introduction of genetically engineered crops, based on current evidence. The study will assess whether initial concerns and promises of GE crops were realized and investigate new concerns and recent claims.

The committee will hold its first public meeting on Sept. 15 and 16. To watch a webcast of the meeting, click here

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