Accurate, Focused Research on Law, Technology and Knowledge Discovery Since 2002

Category Archives: Environmental Law

Smart Farming May Increase Cyber Targeting Against US Food and Agriculture Sector

FBI/USDA Notification: “The FBI and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) assess the Food and Agriculture (FA) Sector is increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks as farmers become more reliant on digitized data. While precision agriculture technology (a.k.a. smart farming) a reduces farming costs and increases crop yields, farmers need to be aware of and understandContinue Reading

State of the Air 2016

“For 17 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the State of the Air report. The more you learn about the air you breathe, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make our air cleaner and healthier.”

TIME 100 list – “The 100 most influential people in the world”

The Most Influential People in the World – 2016.

Explore our National Parks in Google Maps

Google Street View: “US National Parks and Historic Sites – Dive in and explore the beauty of our National Parks up close in Street View, just in time for National Park Week.”

Interior Secretary Jewell Announces Nearly $95M in Funding for all 50 States

“U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced nearly $95 million will be distributed from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia to support conservation and recreation projects in local communities. The funds, which are generated out of a portion of the lease revenueContinue Reading

Earth Day – April 22 – Earth Day Network

“Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to theContinue Reading

Total U.S. energy production increases for sixth consecutive year

EIA Report – April 18, 2016: “Total U.S. energy production increased for the sixth consecutive year. According to data in EIA’s most recent Monthly Energy Review, energy production reached a record 89 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), equivalent to 91% of total U.S. energy consumption. Liquid fuels production drove the increase, with an 8% increaseContinue Reading

GAO reports – Counterterrorism, CFTC Leasing Guidance, DoD and mental health, national flood insurance, VA health care

Counterterrorism: DOD Should Enhance Management of and Reporting on Its Global Train and Equip Program, GAO-16-368: Published: Apr 18, 2016. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2016. Federal Real Property: Commodity Futures Trading Commission Needs Better Leasing Guidance to Improve Cost-effectiveness, GAO-16-434: Published: Apr 18, 2016. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2016. Foreign Aid: USAID Generally Complied withContinue Reading

Six of the Government’s Best Mobile Apps

“There’s an app for everything in this digital age, including hundreds developed by the federal government. Here are six apps that we found especially useful. Smart Traveler – Planning a trip out of the country this year? Smart Traveler by the State Department is great for all your trips abroad. Get the latest travel alertsContinue Reading

Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

“Handbok of the Birds of the World Alive [HBW Alive] has been created by Lynx Edicions, a publishing house founded in Barcelona, Spain, in 1989, and committed to providing high quality ornithology and natural history books. Foremost among these is the Handbook of the Birds of the World, a 17-volume encyclopaedia that describes and illustratesContinue Reading

U.S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking – 2015 Annual Progress Assessment

Via DOJ: “The escalation of wildlife trafficking in recent years poses an urgent threat to conservation and global security. African elephant populations have declined by about 20 percent in the last decade to just over 400,000, and one out of every twenty wild rhinos was killed by a poacher in the last year alone. Well-armedContinue Reading

Aerial Surveys of Elevated Hydrocarbon Emissions from Oil and Gas Production Sites

Aerial Surveys of Elevated Hydrocarbon Emissions from Oil and Gas Production Sites Environ. Sci. Technol., Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b00705 Publication Date (Web): April 05, 2016. Copyright © 2016 American Chemical Society Abstract – “Oil and gas (O&G) well pads with high hydrocarbon emission rates may disproportionally contribute to total methane and volatile organic compound (VOC)Continue Reading