Accession Number:

ADA526630

Title:

Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S. Military. December 2009 Report

Descriptive Note:

Monthly rept.

Corporate Author:

WORLD FEDERATION OF UN ASSOCIATIONS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Table of Contents Copenhagen Accord Brokered by President Obama at United Nations Climate Change Conference is a Step Forward in Negotiations -- Next Stop Mexico Seven Tipping Elements That Could Transform the Planetary Systems Emerging International Packaging Standards to Reduce Environmental Footprints Studies Show Increased Hazards from Some Types of Airborne Particles Technological Advances with Environmental Security Implications, including New Detection and Cleanup Techniques, New Technology to Measure Single Nanoparticles, NIST Awards Development Funding for Extended Sensor for Infrastructure Health, and Increasing Energy Efficiency Technologies Updates on Previously Identified Issues, including Climate Change, No Enforcement Mechanism Proposed for Strengthening the Bioweapons Treaty Due to rapidly changing nature of the threat, China to Create an Emergency Environmental Management System, Toxic Compound Detected in Chlorinated Tap Water, Environmental Effects from Flame Retardant Manufacturing Impurities, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increase Ocean Noise Pollution, Arctic Pole of Peace Suggested to Address Arctic Security Issues, Nuclear Disarmament Dilemma Continues, and Nanotechnology Safety Issues Item Reports and Information Suggested for Review, including State of the World 2010 Calls for a New Paradigm in Addressing Security, Summary of European Battery Regulations Released, and Water Treatment Technologies for the Removal of High-Toxicity Pollutants. The Appendix contains expanded background information on some items.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Noise Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE