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EPA Reports to Congress on National Safe Drinking Water Needs

Public water systems across the nation require some $384.2 billion over the next 20 years to assure the provision of safe drinking water, according to the EPA. The EPA’s “Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs and Assessment: Fifth Report to Congress” is its most comprehensive since 1997, when an amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act required the EPA to conduct national surveys every four years.

USDA Reports on Climate Change Effects, Adaptation for Agriculture, Forests

Climate change is expected to have profound, far-reaching effects on U.S. agriculture and forests this century, highlighting a society-wide need to enhance resiliency.