Thursday, September 6, 2012

National Research Council Report Released: Science for Environmental Protection: The Road Ahead

Yesterday, the National Academies Press (NAP) released a report produced by the National Research Council, titled, Science for Environmental Protection: The Road Ahead.  This 236 page report available free for download was requested by the EPA,
[i]n anticipation of future environmental science and engineering challenges and technologic advances, EPA asked the National Research Council (NRC) to assess the overall capabilities of the agency to develop, obtain, and use the best available scientific and technologic information and tools to meet persistent, emerging, and future mission challenges and opportunities. Although the committee cannot predict with certainty what new environmental problems EPA will face in the next 10 years or more, it worked to identify some of the common drivers and common characteristics of problems that are likely to occur.


A finalized version of the report was released in November 2012, and is available here.

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