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Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - March 23, 2017

6:45 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC March 23, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing UNITED KINGDOM D-ISIS DEPARTMENT read more »

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 3/22/2017, #26

22 Mar 17:40 | SciTech

James S. Brady Briefing Room 1:41 P.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon.  First, at the top, I wanted to note that the President has been briefed on the situation in London.  He just spoke to Prime Minister May, and we’ll have a readout on that situation and that call soon.  We obviously condemn today’s attack in Westminster, which the United Kingdom is treating as an act of terrorism.  And we applaud the quick response that the British police and their first responders made to the situation.  The victims in this are in our thoughts and our prayers. The City of London and Her Majesty's government have the  full support of the U.S. government in responding to the attack and bringing those to justice who are responsible.  We will provide you with further updates as warranted and, as I mentioned, a readout of the President's call with the Prime Minister. read more »

Warming Earth Threatens To Release Huge Amounts Of Carbon

22 Mar 11:35 | World

Rising temperatures could release massive amounts of carbon trapped in the Earth's soil, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) reported, warning that soil management could make or break climate change response efforts.read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - March 20, 2017

20 Mar 18:12 | US Politics and Govt

Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC March 20, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing NATO CHINA JAPAN/ROK read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - March 16, 2017

16 Mar 18:50 | US Politics and Govt

Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC March 16, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing DEPARTMENT/SECRETARY'S TRAVEL UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT NORTH KOREA read more »

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 3/16/2017, #25

16 Mar 18:25 | SciTech

James S. Brady Briefing Room 3:04 P.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  Sorry for the delay, guys.  It's budget day.  I was supposed to kick this off with Director Mulvaney.  He's still on a call with the governors, and continues to host a ton of briefings today with key stakeholders.  And so my goal, if this times out right, is that as we finish up, Director Mulvaney will walk in the room, right on cue, and then he will talk to you a little bit about the budget, and we'll walk through Q&A on that.  So hopefully this all works. I'm going to skip past the part where I say "thank you, Director Mulvaney."  (Laughter.)   As the Director will say, the President’s budget blueprint keeps his promise to put America's security first, turning his words directly into policies that restore respect for our citizens’ hard-earned tax dollars. There were some additionaread more »

Readout of the President's Meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny of Ireland

16 Mar 17:13 | SciTech

President Donald J. Trump met today with Taoiseach Enda Kenny of Ireland to discuss United States-Ireland economic and cultural ties as part of the White House St. Patrick's Day celebration.  President Trump and the Taoiseach agreed on the importance of expanding the already powerful United States-Ireland trade relationship and of identifying new opportunities to collaborate on global issues.  The leaders also discussed the consequences facing, and the opportunities available to, Ireland in the wake of the United Kingdom's decision to the leave the European Union.  Finally, they agreed on the importance of Northern Ireland's political parties finding a way forward on a shared regional government in order to sustain the peace process launched by the Good Friday Agreement. read more »

Remarks by the Vice President and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats at a Swearing-in Ceremony

16 Mar 16:34 | SciTech

The Vice President’s Ceremonial Office 2:12 P.M. EDT  THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, good afternoon.   On behalf of the President of the United States, today it will be my great privilege to administer the oath of office to Senator Dan Coats, who will become the fifth Director of National Intelligence for the United States of America.  (Applause.)  This is a singular privilege for me as I have known Senator Coats now for more than 30 years and couldn’t be more grateful for his willingness to continue his service to the United States of Ameread more »

Happy Birthday to Mr. Ray Chavez

16 Mar 15:02 | SciTech

Today, President Donald J. Trump wished a Happy Birthday to Mr. Ray Chavez, the oldest living Pearl Harbor veteran.  Mr. Chavez turned 105 years old and he lives in San Diego, California. View Letter read more »

Remarks by President Trump and Taoiseach Enda Kenny of Ireland at Friends of Ireland Luncheon

16 Mar 13:32 | SciTech

U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. 12:12 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, Speaker Ryan, for that wonderful toast -- although I’ve heard better jokes.  (Laughter.)  And thank you to all of our friends and distinguished members of Congress for joining us here today -- a great honor.  And a really great honor to be with you, Vice President Pence.  You have been terrific.  (Applause.)   And all of our friends welcoming Taoiseach.  That’s my new friend; he’s my new friend.  Great guy.  (Applause.)  And, Fionnuala, you know, you are something very special.  We sat, we talked, and I think we’re friends now too, right?  And it’s really an honor.  Thank you.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thanks, Fionnuala.  Appreciate it.   Also, the delegation members -- very, very special.  Spent some time together, and we’re goiread more »

ICYMI: The Health Secretary, on the Republican Bill

16 Mar 13:10 | SciTech

The Health Secretary, on the Republican Bill New York Times By Thomas E. Price On March 16, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Thomas E. Price, M.D., wrote a letter to the editor in the New York Times, responding to the publication’s March 14 editorial about the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the American Health Care Act.  Secretary Price’s response stated: In your March 14 editorial about the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the American Health Care Act, you wrote: “The numbers are the numbers. The C.B.O. has called it as it sees it, and the picture is clear.” As I’ve said, I strenuously disagree, and so did your editorial board. As you wrote in a Feb. 3, 1994, editorial about President Bill Clinton’s health care proposal, “The Budget Office’s estimates of savings from health care reform, through no fault of its own, aread more »

Nation's Physicians Act Against Climate Change; 'It's Making Patients Sick'

16 Mar 13:05 | U.S. News

More than half of the nation's physicians--including family doctors, pediatricians, obstetricians, allergists, geriatricians and internists--are launching a campaign to help patients, the public and policy makers understand the damage climate change is doing to people's health and what needs to be done to prepare and protect ourselves.read more »

President Donald J. Trump Approves California Disaster Declaration

16 Mar 12:31 | SciTech

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared a major disaster exists in the State of California and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides from January 18 to January 23, 2017. Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides in the counties of El Dorado, Kern, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Napa, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Trinity, Tuolumne, and Yolo. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. Robert J. Fenton, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homelandread more »

Second Lady Karen Pence to Lead Presidential Delegation to the Special Olympics World Winter Games

16 Mar 12:18 | SciTech

On Friday, March 17, 2017, Second Lady Karen Pence will lead a Presidential Delegation to the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz, Schladming, and Ramsau, Austria.  Mrs. Pence and the Presidential Delegation will join approximately 3,000 Special Olympics athletes from 110 nations and their family members, along with thousands of coaches, volunteers, and sports fans. The athletes will ski, skate, snowboard, snowshoe, and engage in other winter sports with the goal of taking home a medal. In 1993, Austria hosted the first Special Olympics World Winter Games ever held outside the United States. The Presidential Delegation will participate in several events, including the Snowboarding Division Competition and Special Olympics Opening Ceremony on Saturday, March 18. The Presidential Delegation will return to the United States on Sunday, March 19. The Presidential Delegation will include: Mr. Eugene Young, United States Chread more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Key Administration Posts

16 Mar 11:01 | SciTech

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate key additions to his Administration. Robert Daigle of Virginia will serve as Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE), Department of Defense. Mr. Daigle previously served in CAPE during the Bush Administration as Director of Program Resources and Information Systems Management Division. Mr. Daigle earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Vermont. He was granted an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a Master of Science in International Security Studies from Georgetown University. Mr. Daigle is a Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee and was the Executive Director of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission. He previously served in the United States Army. Elaine McCusker of Virginia will serve as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Comptrolread more »

Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives

16 Mar 10:38 | SciTech

March 16, 2017 Dear Mr. Speaker: I ask the Congress to consider the enclosed appropriations request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.  The request includes an additional $30 billion for the Department of Defense (DOD) to rebuild the U.S. Armed Forces and accelerate the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and an additional $3 billion for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for urgent border protection activities.  This appropriations request would provide $24.9 billion in the DOD base budget for urgent warfighting readiness needs and to begin a sustained effort to rebuild the U.S. Armed Forces.  The request seeks to address critical budget shortfalls in personnel, training, maintenance, equipment, munitions, modernization, and infrastructure investment.  It represents a critical first step in investing in a larger, more ready, and more capable military force.  read more »

Remarks by the Vice President to the American Ireland Fund National Gala

15 Mar 21:55 | SciTech

The National Building Museum Washington, D.C. 8:20 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much. Taoiseach, Fionnuola, Ambassador Anne Anderson, John Fitzpatrick, Kieran, Senator Mitchell, members of Congress, and distinguished guests, it is hard to describe what a privilege it is for me and my family to join you here tonight for the American Ireland Fund’s 25th Silver Anniversary National Gala.  Thank you for having us tonight.  (Applause.) I bring greetings tonight from my friend, the leader of the free world, the 45th President of the United States, and to the Taoiseach I would say, as he’ll find out, a guy who likes to play golf in Ireland, President Donald Trump.  (Applause.) The President asked me to give everyone his greetings and his best wishes tonight.  And also our hope is that my presence here tonight is a visible sign of America’s enduring friendship with Irread more »

Remarks by the President at Make America Great Again Rally

15 Mar 21:41 | SciTech

Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee 7:06 P.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, everybody.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  So we're just going to let the other folks come in, fill it up.  This is some crowd.  You have to see what’s outside, you wouldn't even believe it.  (Applause.)  Unbelievable. So I'm thrilled to be here in Nashville, Tennessee, the home -- (applause) -- of country music, Southern hospitality, and the great President Andrew Jackson.  (Applause.)  I just came from a tour of Andrew Jackson’s home to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth.  Jackson’s life was devoted to one very crucial principle -- he understood that real leadership means putting America first.  (Applause.)   Before becoming President, Andrew Jackson served your state from the House of Representatives and in the United read more »

Democrats And Republicans Draw Different Conclusions When Seasons Are Too Hot Or Too Cold

15 Mar 15:02 | SciTech

When the weather is unseasonably hot or cold, Americans across the political spectrum have even stronger views about whether climate change caused by human activity is a reality or not. read more »

How far can ‘America First’ go?

15 Mar 14:37 | SciTech

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Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - March 14, 2017

14 Mar 17:16 | World

Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC March 14, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing SECRETARY TILLERSON'S TRAVEL UNITED ARAB EMIRATES DEPARTMENT MIDDLE EAST PEACE read more »

🚨 Trump’s EPA budget details released 🚨

10 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

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Trump's draft EPA budget: a love letter to Big Energy

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Can Hiking Heal?

8 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

The Sierra Club Insider

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NSF Grants $1 Million to MU Researchers to Enhance Early STEM Education, Study Environment

6 Mar 2017 | SciTech

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SIGN THE PETITION: Stop EPA Budget Cuts

5 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Dear Robert,

The Environmental Protection Agency's existence is on the line.

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FOUR polluting power plants in one community?

27 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

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Air Pollution May Have Masked Mid-20th Century Sea Ice Loss

27 Feb 2017 | SciTech

Humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought, according to researchers studying the effects of air pollution on sea ice growth in the mid-20th Century. read more »

Letter from Sacramento: Big Things Happening

26 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Dear Eric,

Since November -- more specifically, since the November election -- Sierra Club's membership in California has jumped by more than 10,000.

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Global Heat Melts Arctic And Antarctic Sea Ice To Record Lows

20 Feb 2017 | 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 2017 | SciTech

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Senate just voted to put an arsonist in charge of fighting fires:

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

17 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

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Senate just voted to put an arsonist in charge of fighting fires:

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16 Feb 2017 | Christchurch Earthquake

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Canadian Glaciers Now Major Contributor To Sea Level Change

15 Feb 2017 | 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 2017 | SciTech

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

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13 Feb 2017 | Christchurch Earthquake

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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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The Environmental Protection Agency's existence is on the line.

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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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No science. No funding. No more EPA.

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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

January NEWS, EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

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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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