News in April 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for public comment on the draft EJ 2020 Action Agenda (EJ 2020) framework, the EPA's next overarching strategic plan for environmental justice. Find out more information and submit comments by June 15, 2015 here.EJ 2020 will help EPA advance environmental justice through its programs, policies and activities.
Climate change affecting Morris County
In coming years, climate change could cause ecological change, more extreme weather events, and higher temperatures in Morris County and other parts of New Jersey. RCI Affiliate David Robinson explains more about it here.
Public comments are now being solicited for U.S. Global Change Research Program’s draft assessment of the impacts of climate change on human health. The draft report is called, “The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment “, and is available for review and comment here.Public comment ends June 8, 2015.
What's on GlobalChange.gov? Climate FAQs
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Climate Science Supplement from the 2014 National Climate Assessment are now available as interactive, shareable web content. Clickhere.
A Rutgers University report, co-authored by RCI Affiliate Jeanne Herb, RCI Associate Director Marjorie Kaplan, and Michael Aucott, lays out the challenges new Jersey will face in meeting its 2050 greenhouse-gas emission reduction goals, despite being on track to meet its 2020 goals. Read the report here , an article in NJ Spotlight here and watch a discussion about it on NJTV here.