NSF proposes environmental research agenda



A proposed 10-year agenda for environmental research and education at the U.S. National Science Foundation is open for comments through 10 August 2002. The agenda recommends increased attention in three areas: coupled human and natural systems, coupled biological and physical systems, and people and technology The third area includes how people and institutions interact with the natural environment, use environmental resources, and create and implement new technologies to protect and improve the environment.