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Global Heat Melts Arctic And Antarctic Sea Ice To Record Lows

20 Feb 09:00 | World

It should be winter on the Arctic pole – the northern most point in the world – but the equivalent of heatwaves have passed over the region this season melting the sea ice volume to a record low in January, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said.read more »

The Senate just voted to put Big Oil in charge of EPA

17 Feb 14:08 | SciTech

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The Senate just voted to put Big Oil in charge of EPA

17 Feb 14:07 | U.S. News

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Canadian Glaciers Now Major Contributor To Sea Level Change

15 Feb 11:41 | World

Ice loss from Canada's Arctic glaciers has transformed them into a major contributor to sea level change, new research by University of California, Irvine glaciologists has found.read more »

Impact Of Climate Change On Mammals And Birds 'Greatly Underestimated'

14 Feb 15:05 | SciTech

An international study has found large numbers of threatened species have already been impacted by climate change.read more »

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Betrayal at Standing Rock

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

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Anvato, Google’s complete OTT video platform, now on Google Cloud Platform

8 Feb 2017 | SciTech

Last year was an exciting one for the Anvato team. We joined Google Cloud in July and we also rolled out support for 360º video. We’re kicking off this year strong with the recent migration of Anvato’s services onto Google Cloud Platform (GCP) infrastructure.  Now GCP offers a fully managed, end-to-end video processing and management platform for signal acquisition, live and video-on-demand editing, hybrid encoding, social and premium syndication, dynamic ad insertion, authenticated playback, video analytics and player SDKs across all connected devices. The products cover a broad range of cutting-edge video processing solutions for pay TV operators, programmers, broadcasters and live event producers, and GCP is now tread more »

Android Wear 2.0: Make the most of every minute

8 Feb 2017 | SciTech

While traditional watches tell the time, Android Wear watches make the most of your time. In an instant, you can check when and where you’re meeting a friend, whether you’ll need an umbrella tonight, or how many minutes you’ve been active today—all without reaching for your phone. Today, we’re announcing Android Wear 2.0 to give you more informative watch faces, better workouts, new ways to use apps, more ways to stay in touch and on-the-go help from the Google Assistant. We’re also introducing two new watches that run Android Wear 2.0.More personalized, helpful watch facesYou can now personalize your Android Wear always-on watch face with information and actions from your favorite apps. Simply glance at your wrist to check your next appointment, stock performance, progress on fitness goals, or whatever is important to you. A quick tap on your watch face lets you instantly oread more »

Honda Establishes Marine Science Foundation to Support Coastal Preservation

7 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Foundation to help support marine ecosystem restoration and facilitate climate change resilience Foundation partners with UC Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Science & Management to study the restoration potential of California native oysters Video of the Southern California Native Oyster Restoration Project available at marinescience.honda.com Inspired by the Japanese concept of sato-umi – the convergence of land and sea where human and marine life can harmoniously coexist ...read more »

Rip Epa: 1970 - 2017?

6 Feb 2017 | SciTech

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau documents the changing landscape of Greenland

6 Feb 2017 | SciTech

Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones” star and newly-appointed U.N. Goodwill Ambassador. Nikolaj partnered with our Street View team to collect imagery of Greenland's beautiful and changing landscape, where the impact of global warming can be seen firsthand.Year after year we’ve seen record high temperatures across our planet due to global warming. And Greenland, which I consider my family's second home, is changing faster than anywhere else on Earth. Here the effects of climate change are easy to see: as sea ice melts and glaciers crumble, places once covered in ice are now bare land. read more »

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau documents the changing landscape of Greenland

6 Feb 2017 | SciTech

Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones” star and newly-appointed U.N. Goodwill Ambassador. Nikolaj partnered with our Street View team to collect imagery of Greenland's beautiful and changing landscape, where the impact of global warming can be seen firsthand. Year after year we’ve seen record high temperatures across our planet due to global warming. And Greenland, which I consider my family's second home, is changing faster than anywhere else on Earth. Here the effects of climate change are easy to see: as sea ice melts and glaciers crumble, places once covered in ice are now bare land. read more »

EPA ordered to use "alternative facts"

28 Jan 2017 | SciTech

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Know before you go: parking difficulty on Google Maps

26 Jan 2017 | SciTech

It’s Friday night and you hit the road early enough to make it to a movie, grab some buttery popcorn, and catch the previews. But when you get to the theater, parking is hard to come by and you spend the next 20 minutes circling the lot and side streets until a spot finally opens up. You get to your seat just in time for the opening credits…and no popcorn!  Factoring in time for parking can make or break a night out, let alone making it to that big meeting on time. So in 25 metro areas throughout the U.S., we’ve introduced a new parking difficulty icon in Google Maps for Android that’ll give you a heads up on what kind of parking crunch to prepare for when you’re on the go. read more »

Know before you go: parking difficulty on Google Maps

26 Jan 2017 | SciTech

It’s Friday night and you hit the road early enough to make it to a movie, grab some buttery popcorn, and catch the previews. But when you get to the theater, parking is hard to come by and you spend the next 20 minutes circling the lot and side streets until a spot finally opens up. You get to your seat just in time for the opening credits…and no popcorn!  Factoring in time for parking can make or break a night out, let alone making it to that big meeting on time. So in 25 metro areas throughout the U.S., we’ve introduced a new parking difficulty icon in Google Maps for Android that’ll give you a heads up on what kind of parking crunch to prepare for when you’re on the go. read more »

Ecology at Google brings holistic design to our outdoor environments

26 Jan 2017 | SciTech

Along the Southern edge of the San Francisco Bay, our headquarters sit at the intersection of Silicon Valley’s physical footprint and a diverse and increasingly fragile ecosystem. From an ecological standpoint, the area presents both unique challenges and singular opportunities. Federally protected Burrowing Owls call this area home, and Snowy and read more »

Ecology at Google brings holistic design to our outdoor environments

26 Jan 2017 | SciTech

Along the Southern edge of the San Francisco Bay, our headquarters sit at the intersection of Silicon Valley’s physical footprint and a diverse and increasingly fragile ecosystem. From an ecological standpoint, the area presents both unique challenges and singular opportunities. Federally protected Burrowing Owls call this area home, and Snowy and read more »

Ecology at Google brings holistic design to our outdoor environments

26 Jan 2017 | SciTech

Along the Southern edge of the San Francisco Bay, our headquarters sit at the intersection of Silicon Valley’s physical footprint and a diverse and increasingly fragile ecosystem. From an ecological standpoint, the area presents both unique challenges and singular opportunities. Federally protected Burrowing Owls call this area home, and Snowy and read more »

San Diego Chapter January Newsletter

25 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

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Researchers Report New Understanding Of Global Warming

25 Jan 2017 | World

Researchers know that more and more dangerous storms have begun to occur as the climate warms. A team of scientists has reported an underlying explanation, using meteorological satellite data gathered over a 35-year period.read more »

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21 Jan 2017 | SciTech

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20 Jan 2017 | SciTech

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Daily Press Briefings : Daily Press Briefing - January 19, 2017

19 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

John Kirby Spokesperson Daily Press Briefing Washington, DC January 19, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing DEPARTMENT SYRIA/REGION DEPARTMENT read more »

2016 Was The Hottest Year Ever Recorded

19 Jan 2017 | World

The world has just witnessed the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)reported, highlighting new records in indicators of human-caused climate change, as well as loss of Artic sea ice.read more »

Readout of the President's Call with President Ghani and CEO Abdullah of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

18 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

President Obama spoke by phone today with President Ashraf Ghani of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, who was joined by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. President Obama expressed his deep appreciation for the steadfast partnership between the United States and Afghanistan.  He commended the leaders for their commitment to the Afghan people and applauded the National Unity Government's efforts to  reduce corruption and support the rule of law.  The President encouraged both leaders to continue their shared efforts to enhance national unity and support a lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan. read more »

Readout of the President's Call with Prime Minister Modi of India

18 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

President Obama spoke by phone today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to thank the Prime Minister for his partnership and to review joint efforts of cooperation including defense, civil nuclear energy, and enhanced people-to-people ties.  Recalling his visit as Chief Guest at India's Republic Day celebrations in 2015, President Obama wished the Prime Minister warm congratulations ahead of India's upcoming 68th Republic Day anniversary.  Both leaders discussed the progress they have made on shared economic and security priorities, including recognition of India as a Major Defense Partner of the United States and addressing the global challenge of climate change.   read more »

Remarks by the President in Final Press Conference

18 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:24 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Let me start out by saying that I was sorely tempted to wear a tan suit today -- (laughter) -- for my last press conference.  But Michelle, whose fashion sense is a little better than mine, tells me that's not appropriate in January.   I covered a lot of the ground that I would want to cover in my farewell address last week.  So I'm just going to say a couple of quick things before I start taking questions.   First, we have been in touch with the Bush family today, after hearing about President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush being admitted to the hospital this morning.  They have not only dedicated their lives to this country, they have been a constant source of friendship and support and good counsel for Michelle and me over the years.  They are as fine a couple read more »

Climate Change To Shift Global Pattern Of Mild Weather

18 Jan 2017 | SciTech

As scientists work to predict how climate change may affect hurricanes, droughts, floods, blizzards and other severe weather, there's one area that's been overlooked: mild weather. But no more.read more »

Sierra Club San Diego Women's March

18 Jan 2017 | SciTech

We invite men and women and members of the LGBT community - ALL who believe that women's rights are human rights and that human rights are women's rights to join with us! We will be sending a clear message to the new Administration that we are gravely concerned about the impacts of climate change and the implications of an Administration that promotes climate skepticism, advancement of fossil fuels, an extractive economy, racism, bigotry and sexist oppression. We march to reject the rule of the fossil fuel industry and demand that the U.Sread more »

Daily Press Briefings : Daily Press Briefing - January 17, 2017

17 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

John Kirby Spokesperson Daily Press Briefing Washington, DC January 17, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing KYRGYZSTAN CLIMATE CHANGE DEPARTMENT read more »

Press Releases: U.S. Funding for the Green Climate Fund

17 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC January 17, 2017 Today, the U.S. State Department is announcing that it has made an additional $500 million grant to support the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Consistent with last year’s GCF grant, this funding is provided from the fiscal year 2016 Economic Support Fund (ESF) appropriation. U.S. funding for the GCF continues U.S. goveread more »

Big showdown tomorrow - we need your help

17 Jan 2017 | SciTech

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Capitol Voice Bulletin Jan 2017

16 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

What's Ahead in Environmental Policy

A new year has just begun, and the legislature has returned to Sacramento to begin a new two-year session.

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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 1/13/17

13 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:50 P.M. EST MR. EARNEST:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Happy Friday.  TGIF, for one last time. Q    Friday, the 13th.   MR. EARNEST:  That's good luck.   Let me do one, quick announcement before we get to your questions.  Today the White House is hosting a transition exercise with current and perspective Cabinet members, agency heads and senior White House officials.  The exercise provides an opportunity to familiarize members identified by the President-elect to fill senior administration positions on the authorities, policies, and coordination structures that this administration has used to respond to major domestic incidents.  Cabinet members, agency heads and advisors in the current administration will share experiences and lessons from incident responses that they have led as they discuss a number of respread more »

Press Releases: U.S.-Vietnam: A Partnership That Will Endure

13 Jan 2017 | SciTech

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam January 13, 2017 read more »

Press Releases: U.S.-India Ocean Dialogue Preparatory Meeting

13 Jan 2017 | SciTech

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 13, 2017 On January 13, the governments of the United States and India co-hosted the U.S.-India Ocean Dialogue Preparatory Meeting. Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith G. Garber and Joint Secretary Munu Mahawar opened the wide-ranging discussions between the two countries on areas of cooperation in sustainable marine resource management, including the blue economyread more »

Press Releases: Department of State Makes Progress Toward Improved Internal Tracking and Reporting of Foreign Assistance

13 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 13, 2017 The Department of State continues to make progress on its efforts to improve tracking and reporting of foreign assistance data in support of the Administration’s transparency and open government goals. The Foreign Assistance Data Review (FADR) is a key factor in the Department’s ability to increase our transparency. The FADR was chartered in September 2014 to evaluate the capture and tracking of foreign assistancread more »

Press Releases: U.S.-Vietnam: A Partnership That Will Endure

13 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam January 13, 2017 SECRETARY KERRY: President Dung, thank you very, very much for that introduction. Xin Chao Viet Nam. (Applause.) I want to thank Party Secretary Dinh La Thang, and the People's Committee Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong. I'm very, very graread more »

Press Releases: Remarks With Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc Before Their Meeting

13 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Hanoi, Vietnam January 13, 2017 PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN: (Via translator) Mr. Secretary, it's a great pleasure to welcome you back to Vietnam. I wish you another successful trip on behalf of the government and people of Vietnam. And on behalf of the government and people of Vietnam, I'm very much thankful to you for your many (inaudible) and contributions that you have made to move the bilateral relations forwread more »

Press Releases: Remarks With Acting Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son Before Their Meeting

13 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Hanoi, Vietnam January 13, 2017 SECRETARY KERRY: Mr. Deputy Minister, thank you very much. It's a privilege (inaudible) to be able to share some thoughts with you today. And I'm delighted to be back in Vietnam where we are developing still the growing relationship between our countries. There have been a lot of steps forward. There are still some challenges, as you know. And the question that was asked a momread more »

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

12 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Joseph Cox – Member, Board of Visitors to the United States Merchant Marine Academy Addy Schmitt – Member, District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission Charles Galbraith – Member, Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Arts Development, Board of Trustees Andrea Sanders – Member, Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Arts Development, Board of Trustees Carrie Conaway – Member,  National Board for Education Sciences David Francis – Member, National Board for Education Sciences Anthony Robles – Member, President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Brad Snread more »

Presidential Proclamation -- Boundary Enlargement of the California Coastal National Monument

12 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

BOUNDARY ENLARGEMENT OF THE CALIFORNIA COASTAL NATIONAL MONUMENT - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Through Proclamation 7264 of January 11, 2000, President Clinton established the California Coastal National Monument (monument) to protect the biological treasures situated on thousands of unappropriated or unreserved islands, rocks, exposed reefs, and pinnacles owned or controlled by the Government of the United States within 12 nautical miles of the shoreline of the State of California. Presidential Proclamation 9089, issued on March 11, 2014, expanded the monument to include the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands, a landscape of coastal bluffs and shelves, tide pools, onshore dunes, coastal prairies, and riverbanks, and the mouth and estuary of the Garcia River. In addition to providing vital habitat for wildliread more »

Statement by the President on Designating Monuments Honoring Civil Rights History

12 Jan 2017 | SciTech

Today, I am designating new national monuments that preserve critical chapters of our country’s history, from the Civil War to the civil rights movement.  These monuments preserve the vibrant history of the Reconstruction Era and its role in redefining freedom. They tell the important stories of the citizens who helped launch the civil rights movement in Birmingham and the Freedom Riders whose bravery raised national awareness of segregation and violence. These stories are part of our shared history. From designating Stonewall National Monument, our country’s first national monument honoring the LGBT movement, to recognizing the movement for women’s equality through the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, I have sought to build a more inclusive National Park System and ensure that our national parks, monuments and public lands are fully reflective of our nation’s diverse history and culture. I am also exread more »

FACT SHEET: President Obama Designates National Monuments Honoring Civil Rights History

12 Jan 2017 | SciTech

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, today, President Obama is designating three new national monuments honoring our country’s civil rights history and taking new steps to promote diversity in our national parks and other public lands. Building on the Administration’s commitment to protecting places that are culturally and historically significant and that reflect the story of all Americans, today’s designations will protect historic sites in Alabama and South Carolina that played an important role in American history stretching from the Civil War to the civil rights movement. The new monuments are the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Freedom Riders National Monument and Reconstruction Era National Monument. Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument: The Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument will protect the historic A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham, Alabama, which served at one point as the headquarters fread more »

Remarks by the President and the Vice President in Presentation of the Medal of Freedom to Vice President Joe Biden

12 Jan 2017 | SciTech

State Dining Room 3:50 P.M. EST   THE PRESIDENT:  Hey!  All right, that's enough.  Don't want to embarrass the guy.  (Laughter.)     Welcome to the White House, everybody.  As I have already delivered my farewell address, I will try to be relatively brief.  But I just wanted to get some folks together to pay tribute to somebody who has not only been by my side for the duration of this amazing journey, but somebody who has devoted his entire professional life to service to this country, the best Vice President America has ever had, Mr. Joe Biden.  (Applause.)    This also gives the Internet one last chance to talk about our bromance.  (Laughter.)  This has been quite a ride.  It was eight and a half years ago that I chose Joe to be my Vice President.  There has not been a single moment since that time that I’ve doubread more »

Presidential Proclamation -- Boundary Enlargement of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

12 Jan 2017 | SciTech

BOUNDARY ENLARGEMENT OF THE CASCADE-SISKIYOU NATIONAL MONUMENT - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Through Proclamation 7318 of June 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton established the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (monument) to protect the ecological wonders and biological diversity at the interface of the Cascade, Klamath, and Siskiyou ecoregions. The area, home to an incredible variety of species and habitats, represents a rich mosaic of forests, grasslands, shrublands, and wet meadows. The many rare and endemic plant and animal species found here are a testament to Cascade-Siskiyou's unique ecosystems and biotic communities. As President Clinton noted in Proclamation 7318, the ecological integrity of the ecosystems that harbor this diverse array of species is vital to their continued existence. Since read more »

Fact Sheets: The IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative and the NPT

12 Jan 2017 | World

The IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative and the NPT May 1, 2015 The Initiative The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) established the Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI) in 2010 to raise extrabudgetary contributions in support of Agency activities that promote the peaceful uses of nuclear technology. The PUI supports implementation of Article IV of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which requires NPT States Parties that are “in a position to do so” to “cooperate in contributing alone or together with other States or international organizations to the further development of the applications of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.” Participation At least 18 IAEA Memread more »

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