climate change

  • White House operating on 4 burners

    Heading toward April, the Trump administration was operating on several fronts, following the withdrawal of Republican-led legislation revising health care law.

  • Surge in information requests, hiring freeze puts pressure on overburdened FOIA offices

    Freedom of information advocates say the recent uptick in FOIA requests is due to a combination of current events and interest in the presidential transition. But the growing interest does mean an additional burden on already short-staffed FOIA offices.

  • How to make a federal employee nervous

    All in all, the Trump-to-Energy questionnaire presents a daunting and intimidating rasher of information to gather.

  • Green is Navy’s new color with fleet initiative

    The Navy launched its year-long green initiative that will use alternative fuels and procurement practices to make the service more fuel efficient.

  • DoD’s new climate change policy heats up roles across all components, services

    The Defense Department’s new policy on climate change forces component heads to consider climate change in almost every decision.

  • Climate-smart buildings called out in federal budget playbook

    The government’s latest budget playbook, the Circular A-11, for the first time includes a specific mention of climate-smart buildings.

  • Brenna Isman, National Academy of Public Administration

    The 2015 budget came with more than money for federal agencies. You got some homework, too. Namely 15 Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goals important to the White House. They cover everything from cybersecurity to climate change. Brenna Isman is a project director at the National Academy of Public Administration. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss some of the CAP goals agencies will be working toward over the next year or so.

  • Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    Leaders at the Army Corps of Engineers say the effects of climate change mean its vast network of civil works projects is going to have to contend with weather events that are more severe — and most importantly — less predictable. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, the Corps is changing its planning process to account for that uncertainty, and it’s about much more than building higher and stronger dams and levees.

  • Army Corps of Engineers embraces uncertainty in planning for climate change

    The Army Corps of Engineers’ strategy for building more resilient civil works infrastructure involves planning for more unpredictable weather events, and treating watersheds as integrated systems instead of a collection of standalone projects.

  • Rear Adm. Dave Titley (Ret.)

    A group of retired military officers is urging the Pentagon to beef up plans for dealing with the impact of climate change. The advice comes in the form of a 68-page report published yesterday by the CNA Corporation. It says the risk has accelerated and that climate change is a catalyst for conflict. Rear Adm. Dave Titley (Ret.) is a member of the CNA Corporation Military Advisory Board and a former Navy Oceanographer and Navigator. He told Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive what CNA is recommending to current military leaders.