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2013-07-10 16:03:54

While numerous studies are under way to determine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, the extent and severity of these impacts and the value of the resulting losses cannot fully be measured without considering the goods and services provided by the Gulf, says a new report from the National Research Council.

2013-06-25 19:14:43

Diluted bitumen has no greater likelihood of accidental pipeline release than other crude oils, says a new report from the National Research Council.

2013-04-30 23:31:52

When determining the potential effects pesticides could pose to endangered or threatened species, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) should use a common scientific approach.

2013-02-07 23:02:13

Funding from the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program Ottawa Canada (PRWEB) February 07, 2013 Northforge Innovations,

How Solar Activity Affects Our Planet
2013-01-10 11:02:17

In the galactic scheme of things, the Sun is a remarkably constant star. While some stars exhibit dramatic pulsations, wildly yo-yoing in size and brightness, and sometimes even exploding, the luminosity of our own sun varies a measly 0.1% over the course of the 11-year solar cycle.

Report Gives Suggestions To Enhance NASA's Future
2012-12-06 05:59:44

A new report by the National Research Council (NRC) claims that NASA cannot be expected to work toward achieving long-term priorities without a national consensus on strategic goals and objectives.

A Nation Advancing: Focusing On Measuring Continuing Progress
2012-11-16 16:36:52

NSF-funded report by National Research Council shifts focus from high-stakes assessments to measuring continuing progress


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