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Protecting the Environment

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Protecting the Environment
  • Increasing the Environment and Natural Resources R&D budget by 4% in 1996 to $5.5 billion.

  • Replacing single agency/discipline/issue approach to solving environmental problems with an integrated, interdisciplinary, multi-agency research program.

  • Increasing investment in Environmental Technology to improve remediation efforts today and decrease future cleanup costs by emphasizing pollution avoidance.

  • Improving environmental decision-making through the development and use of tools for integrated assessment to reduce uncertainty and manage risk.

  • Increasing emphasis in the Global Change Program on understanding the consequences of climate change (global warming and El Nino) and identifying mitigation and adaptation strategies.

  • Increasing emphasis on ecological research to promote the efficient use of natural resources while sustaining ecosystems for future generations.

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Protecting the Environment