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Transitions to Alternative Transportation Technologies--A Focus on Hydrogen

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCVs) could alleviate the nation’s dependence on oil and reduce U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas. Industry-and government-sponsored research programs have made very impressive technical progress over the past several years, and several ...

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Transitioning to Sustainability Through Research and Development on Ecosystem Services and Biofuels:Workshop Summary

The National Research Council's Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability hosted "Transitioning to Sustainability through Research and Development on Ecosystem Services and Biofuels: The National Academies' First Federal Sustainability Research and Development Forum" on October 17- 18, 2007.

The forum ...

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Mississippi River Water Quality and the Clean Water Act: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities

The Mississippi River is, in many ways, the nation's best known and most important river system. Mississippi River water quality is of paramount importance for sustaining the many uses of the river including drinking water, recreational and commercial activities, and ...

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Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Development: The Role of Program Management - Summary of a Workshop

This report summarizes a workshop organized by the National Academies’ Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. The workshop brought together a select group of program managers from the public and private sectors to discuss specific cases of linking knowledge ...

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Trends in Oil Supply and Demand, Potential for Peaking of Conventional Oil Production, and Possible Mitigation Options:A Summary Report of the Workshop

Recent events and analyses have suggested that global production of oil might peak sometime within the next few years to the next one or two decades. Other analyses, however, conclude that oil supply can meet global demand for some ...

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Summary of a Workshop on U.S. Natural Gas Demand, Supply, and Technology:Looking Toward the Future

The workshop examined the following three questions: (1) What projections have been made by government agencies for the U.S. supply of and demand for natural gas over the next 10 to 20 years? (2) Where are the current natural gas ...

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Scientific Data for Decision Making Toward Sustainable Development: Senegal River Basin Case Study -- Summary of a Workshop

Scientific databases relating to the environment, natural resources, and public health on the African continent are, for various reasons, difficult to create and manage effectively. Yet the creation of these and other types of databases--and their subsequent use to produce ...

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Down to Earth:Geographical Information for Sustainable Development in Africa

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Science for the Sustainability Transition

Sustainability is one of today’s many pressing issues that the National Academies addresses via studies and other mechanisms. National Academies studies relevant to sustainability are numerous and range from analyses of the state of science on specific topics to ...

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National Capacity in Forestry Research

Forests are major components of the earth's natural resources and they are increasingly critical to the welfare of the U.S. economy, environment, and population. Desires to improve forest management and productivity, preserve biodiversity, maintain ecologic integrity, and provide societal services, ...

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