Events - 14 Jun 18

Senate Appropriations Committee Mark-up of FY’19 Interior & Other Bills

The Senate Committee on Appropriations will meet to markup several bills.

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Standards – Tools for Innovative Infrastructure Solutions

As billions of dollars are invested to improve and maintain the built environment, technically robust standards that reflect the contributions of a wide range of interested experts contribute to the success of both public and privately funded projects.  

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Silencing Science – Risks Posed to Climate & Energy Data from Political Interference

From the outset, understanding climate change and its potential remedies and responses has required a large amount of high-quality data and analysis—from satellites and remote sensing to supercomputers and Earth system modeling. Through two budget proposals, President Donald Trump has signaled a stark departure from the historical trend of federal funding for research activities that inform the public, academia, business leaders, policymakers, and the global community about climate change and energy systems. Congress acted in a bipartisan fashion to rescue—and even increase—funding for many such programs in the recent appropriations bill, but going forward, the devil will be in the details of how the Trump administration diminishes, reprograms, or otherwise interferes in these vital climate and energy data and research initiatives.

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Building Climate Resilience Through Integrated Regional Programming

Countries around the world are feeling the effects of greater climate variability and change, from more intense droughts, floods, and storms to slower-moving changes like desertification.

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