Category: Homeland Security News

Solar geoengineeringExploring the Possible Risks, Benefits of Geoengineering Published 16 June 2021 Climate change is creating impacts that are widespread and severe — and in many cases irreversible — for individuals, communities, economies, and ecosystems around the world. 2020 was one of the three warmest years on record, bringing with it a number of costly

ExtremismAdministration Strategy Seeks to Confront Domestic Terrorism By Masood Farivar Published 15 June 2021 The administration on Tuesday released its long-awaited strategy for countering domestic terrorism, a comprehensive plan that calls for both short- and long-term measures to confront the growing threat of attacks from militant violent extremists. The strategy focuses on enhancing and sharing

GunsRising Trends in Suicide by Firearms in Young Americans Published 15 June 2021 Deaths from suicide are rising in the United States. These rising trends are especially alarming because global trends in suicide are on a downward trajectory. Moreover, in the U.S., the major mode of suicide among young Americans is by firearms. Deaths from suicide

Nuclear powerSmall Modular Reactors Competitive in Washington’s Clean Energy Future Published 15 June 2021 As the Clean Energy Transformation Act drives Washington state toward carbon-free electricity, a new energy landscape is taking shape. Alongside renewable energy sources, a new report finds small modular reactors are poised to play an integral role in the state’s emerging

Electric gridResearchers Study Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Grid-Tied System in Texas By Deana Totzke Published 15 June 2021 Scientists are continuously looking for alternatives to fossil fuel-based power plants to diminish the adverse effects of fossil energy sources on the environment and build reliability. Researchers are studying the viability of solar photovoltaic (PV) grid-tied systems on