Category: Homeland Security News

Climate & National SecurityNational Security Consequences of Climate Change Published 28 November 2021 The consequences of climate change for national security and international stability are numerus and serious. Rising temperatures which reduce agricultural opportunities can lead to mass migrations away from struggling communities. Violent hurricanes and winter storms can disrupt electric grid operations, interrupting access

Energy SecurityBig Batteries on Wheels: Zero-Emissions Rail While Securing the Grid Published 28 November 2021 Trains have been on the sidelines of electrification efforts for a long time in the U.S. because they account for only 2 percent of transportation sector emissions, but diesel freight trains emit 35 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually

PolicingWhen Police Forces Grow, Homicides Drop and Low-Level Arrests Increase Published 26 November 2021 Research by criminologists found that an additional 10 to 17 officers prevented one homicide annually, but each extra officer added up to 22 arrests for crimes like drug possession. What happens when a city increases the size of its police force? According to