Lindsey Marburger

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Engage Now: Science Diplomacy in the Middle East

In the wake of revolution the U.S. must immediately engage with Egypt and Tunisia through S&T initiatives. The U.S. should: expedite student visas, fund additional scholarships, support dialogues between U.S and regional universities, and recommit existing S&T and education aid packages. S&T activities should be a key component of building better, more resilient relationships with […]

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Want Water Security? Start with Forests.

Today, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) inaugurates 2011 as the International Year of the Forests.  In our rapidly urbanizing world where many people live detached from forests, wetlands, and other “wild” spaces, it is easy to forget their impact upon our daily lives and upon the essential resources and services we take for granted.   […]

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PCAST Federal Energy Policy Report Released

Yesterday morning the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its “Report to the President on Accelerating the Pace of Change in Energy Technologies Through an Integrated Federal Energy Policy.”  This report, requested by President Obama, issues recommendations for the Administration and the Department of Energy on how to “transform the energy […]

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Engaging Yemen on the Sources of Insecurity

US aid for Yemen goes predominantly to military and hard security projects. To confront the key sources of instability the U.S. must look beyond military assistance. Tier two engagement will be a critical component of this strategy, especially in looking at challenges to natural resource and human security. As Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula […]

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Security in Yemen: Thinking Beyond Terrorism

• Yemen faces severe water shortages within the next decade • access to water resources is already a critical security matter in Yemen • to prevent large-scale resource conflict innovative water provision and management solutions are necessary Last week in Sana’a a British diplomatic convoy was attacked by Al Qaeda militants armed with an RPG. […]

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A Guide to Better, Safer, Greener Affordable Housing

The Federation of American Scientists has just released its latest tool to improve energy efficiency, sustainability, healthfulness, and safety in the affordable housing market. In cooperation with six Habitat for Humanity affiliates from all over the U.S. and experts at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Lawrence Berkeley National […]

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Eco-Affordable Housing: FAS Helps Habitat Build Green

The Building Technologies Program at FAS is releasing the High Performance Building Guide for Habitat for Humanity Affiliates This report provides practical guidelines, resources, and advice to improve the quality of affordable housing while minimizing cost Check the guide out here. High performance housing has long been the privilege of the high-end residential market.  Higher […]

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