Accession Number:

ADA528731

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Monthly rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERATION OF UN ASSOCIATIONS WASHINGTON DC MILLENNIUM PROJECT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

TABLE OF CONTENTS Item 1 -- China and U.S. Announce Climate Change Goals Item 2 -- Changes to War Crimes Proposed for the International Criminal Court Item 3 -- Increased Calls for Banning Nonlethal Riot-control Agents Item 4 -- Technological Advances with Environmental Security Implications, including New Technique Helps Reduce Nanoparticle Wastewater Pollution, Evaporation Provides Power in New Desalination System, Increasing Energy Efficiency Technologies, and Software Standards to Connect Data Globally Item 5 -- Updates on Previously Identified Issues, including New Decisions Adopted for Strengthening the Montreal Protocol, UNECE Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change, International Gene Synthesis Consortium Created for Increasing Biosecurity, United Kingdom and U.S. Legislators Review Geoengineering Proposals, EPA Issues New Regulations on Water Pollution from Construction, Ultrathin Solar Panels Could End Up On the European Union list of Hazardous Materials Due to Cadmium Content, Climate Change Scientific Evidence and Natural Disasters, Food and Water Security, Health, Melting Glaciers and Sea Ice, Rising Sea Levels, Migration, Adaptation, Climate Modeling, and Post-Kyoto Negotiations, and Nanotechnology Safety Issues Item 6 -- Reports and Information Suggested for Review, including Climate Change Threats Increasingly Top Security Agendas, European Environment Agency Draws First Map of Europes Noise Exposure, and Consumers Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE