August 24, 2020
The U.S. government responds to scores of disasters each year, coordinating closely with state, local, and foreign partners. However, more frequent and severe storms, fires, and floods are straining …
June 15, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has renewed attention on the Strategic National Stockpile, the nation’s emergency reserve of medical supplies. It’s just one of the stockpiles the United States maintains for…
December 21, 2009
Loss of forests is a major contributor to greenhouse-gas emissions. Plans to devise a policy tool for using trees for carbon dioxide sequestration are now under way.
April 14, 2009
As the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, this Backgrounder looks at the laws, major players, and issues, including economic reform, caste, and religion, that have shaped India’s politics.