Category Energy-Environment

Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Numbers of Contaminated Federal Sites, Estimated Costs, and EPA’s Oversight Role

Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Numbers of Contaminated Federal Sites, Estimated Costs, and EPA’s Oversight Role Source: Government Accountability Office The Departments of Agriculture (USDA), the Interior, Defense (DOD), and Energy (DOE) have identified thousands of contaminated and potentially contaminated sites on land they manage but do not have a complete inventory of sites, in particular, for […]

The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations: Effects on the Forest Service’s Non-Fire Work

The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations: Effects on the Forest Service’s Non-Fire Work (PDF) Source: U.S. Forest Service In 1995, fire made up 16 percent of the Forest Service’s annual appropriated budget—this year, for the first time, more than 50 percent of the Forest Service’s annual budget will be dedicated to wildfire. Along with this […]

Facts for Features: Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary: Aug. 29, 2015

Facts for Features: Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary: Aug. 29, 2015 Source: U.S. Census Bureau Hurricane Katrina is the costliest U.S. hurricane on record, and the deadliest to strike our nation since 1928. After initially making U.S. landfall on Aug. 25, 2005, in South Florida as a Category 1, it moved into the Gulf of Mexico, […]

Country Analysis Brief: Russia

Country Analysis Brief: Russia Source: Energy Information Administration Russia is a major producer and exporter of oil and natural gas, and its economy largely depends on energy exports. Russia’s economic growth is driven by energy exports, given its high oil and natural gas production. Oil and natural gas revenues accounted for 50% of Russia’s federal […]

Catastrophe losses hit USD46 billion but represent a 58% drop in the first half average: Impact Forecasting report

Catastrophe losses hit USD46 billion but represent a 58% drop in the first half average: Impact Forecasting report Source: Aon Benfield Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, today launches the latest edition of its Global Catastrophe Recap: First Half of 2015 report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred […]

U.S. Lightning Deaths in 2015: 22

U.S. Lightning Deaths in 2015: 22 Source: National Weather Service Running total. Also includes: Lightning Fatalities 2015 by State, 2015 Lightning Fatality Demographics, U.S. Lightning Fatalities: 2006-2015

EPA Releases Updated Environmental and Public Health Indicators in Online Database

EPA Releases Updated Environmental and Public Health Indicators in Online Database Source: US Environmental Protection Agency Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released updated environmental and public health indicators in an online database, making information about the current and historical condition of the nation’s environment and human health more accessible to the public. This […]