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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.

  • 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.

  • NEW REPORT

    Public Financing System for Physician Training Needs Overhaul

    July 29 -- The U.S. should significantly reform the federal system for financing physician training and residency programs, says a new Institute of Medicine report.

Resilience at the National Academies

Resilience at the National AcademiesIndividual, community, and national resilience is the ability to prepare and plan for, respond to and recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events. Enhanced resilience allows better anticipation of disasters and better planning to reduce disaster losses — rather than waiting for an event to occur and paying for it afterward. Visit national-academies.org/resilience to learn more about the various activities underway at the Academies aimed at improving resilience in the United States.

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 register for and watch a webcast of the meeting, click here

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