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Antarctica 'Greening' Due To Climate Change

19 May 13:06 | World

Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found. read more »

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Space Weather Events Linked To High-Altitude Nuclear Tests

18 May 17:13 | SciTech

Recently declassified data on high-altitude nuclear explosion tests have provided a new look at the mechanisms that set off perturbations in Earth's magnetic system. read more »

Your IMF Update: IMF Policy Paper

15 May 10:57 | SciTech

International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund: New item in your series of interest.read more »

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The High Five: this week brings the heat

12 May 15:00 | SciTech

It’s a sweaty High Five this week, as things heat up at the FBI, in Montana and for an internet challenge. Here’s a look at a few of the of top trending Google searches from the week of May 8. Ya firedThis week, many in the U.S. were focused on the firing of former FBI director James Comey, but the buzz also led to searches about Watergate (search interest spiked more than 300%). The number of searches for Comey surpassed searches for President Trump, with queries related to Comey’s whereabouts, why he was fired, “Who will replace Comey?” and “How long was Comey FBI director?” Is it hot in here or is it just me? Montana’s Glacier National Park is really starting to heat up (and not in read more »

VICTORY: How we beat Big Oil, Trump, and Congress

11 May 2017 | U.S. News

Yesterday we won a huge victory in the Senate protecting our air and public lands. But Trump and EPA are still coming after basic protections for healthy air, water and climate. Submit your comment now!

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Press Releases: Remarks at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

11 May 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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Monumental Betrayal

10 May 2017 | U.S. News

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Paris 1.5°C Target May Be Smashed By 2026

9 May 2017 | World

Global temperatures could break through the 1.5°C barrier negotiated at the Paris conference as early as 2026 if a slow-moving, natural climate driver known as the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) has, as suspected, moved into a positive phase.read more »

Monumental Betrayal

9 May 2017 | SciTech

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Press Releases: Briefing on the Arctic Council Ministerial

8 May 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing David A. Balton Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Via Teleconference May 8, 2017 MS NAUERT: All right, thank you so much. Well, good afternoon, every one, and thank you for joining us for the call today. We’re previewing this week’s Arctic Council ministerial. Today we are joined by the phone from Alaska by Deputy Assistant Secretary David Baltoread more »

Antarctic Study Shows Central Ice Sheet Is Stable Since Milder Times

8 May 2017 | World

Central parts of Antarctica's ice sheet have been stable for millions of years, from a time when conditions were considerably warmer than now, research suggests. read more »

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT: Stop Trump's rollback of EPA protections

6 May 2017 | SciTech

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We Marched! Now We March On!

30 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

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MATCH EXTENDED: this is your last chance

23 Apr 2017 | SciTech

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On 🌏 Earth Day: YOUR GIFT TRIPLE MATCHED 🌏

22 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

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TRIPLE MATCH just announced for Earth Day -- but only until midnight TONIGHT! read more »

Happy Earth Day, world!

21 Apr 2017 | SciTech

The Earth is more than 4.543 billion years old, home to more than 8.7 million species—and still the only known planet in the universe known to harbor life. That’s right, we’re pretty special.😉  So on Earth Day, let’s all celebrate our planet and learn about ways to help preserve it.   Today’s Earth Day Doodle tells the story of a friendly fox whose bad dream about about climate change jolts it into action. The fox goes on a quest to care for the Earth—meeting some familiar faces along the way. read more »

Happy Earth Day, world!

21 Apr 2017 | SciTech

The Earth is more than 4.543 billion years old, home to more than 8.7 million species—and still the only known planet in the universe known to harbor life. That’s right, we’re pretty special.😉  So on Earth Day, let’s all celebrate our planet and learn about ways to help preserve it.   Today’s Earth Day Doodle tells the story of a friendly fox whose bad dream about about climate change jolts it into action. The fox goes on a quest to care for the Earth—meeting some familiar faces along the way. read more »

Commercial Deliverables for Commercial Signing Ceremony

21 Apr 2017 | SciTech

Vice President Mike Pence and Indonesia Vice President Jusuf Kalla celebrated over $10 billion dollars in trade and investment agreements that demonstrate the strength of the U.S.-Indonesia economic relationship. The deals include the delivery of cutting-edge U.S. technologies to help meet Indonesia’s energy needs and process waste into valuable byproducts. U.S. companies are also supporting Indonesia’s desire for cleaner energy with the development of geothermal resources and the long-term supply of LNG. The procurement of U.S. high technology equipment will improve Indonesia’s ability to provide affordable and renewable energy. Two agreements were also signed to enhance aviation and defense cooperation. The agreements will contribute to economic growth and create jobs in both countries. “Today, on President Trump's behalf, I had the honor to join Vice President Kalla and American and Indonesian businesses as they signed historic agreements that will draw read more »

Google Play Music teams up with Samsung to deliver the right music for you

21 Apr 2017 | SciTech

With the new Google Play Music—a smarter, more assistive music streaming service—we strive to deliver the right song at the right time and place to more people. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Samsung, the world’s largest Android smartphone maker, in a partnership to make it even easier and faster for Samsung customers to get the right music no matter where they are or what they’re doing.Starting today with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, Google Play Music will be the default music player and music service on new Samsung phones and tablets globally. We’re also collaborating with Samsung to create special features in Google Play Music just for Samsung customers.For starters, if you have a new Samsung phone or tablet, you can now upload and stream up to 100,000 of your own songs to Google Play Music for freread more »

Time running out: Earth Day Match + FREE Bumper Sticker

21 Apr 2017 | SciTech

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EARTH DAY CAMPAIGN: $28,039 donations needed. 1 day to go. read more »

Internet Citizens: Let's make a better web

21 Apr 2017 | SciTech

The internet is a place where anyone can have a voice, be part of a community and generate positive social change. But the internet isn’t always positive or welcoming for everyone.Nearly all of us will have come across comments or content online that shocked or even offended us, sometimes leaving us feeling isolated or powerless to change the conversation. For young people in particular, this sense of vulnerability can be heightened especially when something is shared on social media by a trusted friend.That’s why we’re launching Internet Citizens, a series of day-long workshops for 13-18 year olds in cities across the U.K., as part of our global YouTube Creators for Change program, which supports creators who are tackling social issues and promoting awareness, tolerance and empathy on their YouTube channels. The workshops will help young people find read more »

Celebrate Earth Day with L.A.'s Newest State Park Opening

20 Apr 2017 | SciTech

Senator Kevin de León California's progress against climate change and our clean air and water standards are at risk.Problems viewing this E-mail? Please click here. read more »

An international framework for digital evidence

20 Apr 2017 | SciTech

Today, we’re releasing the latest version of our Transparency Report regarding government requests for user data. In the second half of 2016, we received over 45,000 government requests for user data worldwide. This is the most government requests we’ve received for user data in a six-month period since we released our first transparency report in 2010.In many ways, this shouldn’t be surprising. As more people use more of our services, and as we offer new ones, it is natural that we are seeing an increase in government requests. For example, Gmail had around 425 million active users in 2012, and more than 1 billion by 2016. And as digital evidence increasingly becomesread more »

The Ghent Altarpiece: how we digitized one of the most influential artworks of all time

20 Apr 2017 | SciTech

Some 600 years ago, the Van Eyck brothers created one of the first large-scale oil paintings: “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.” Due to its pioneering attention to detail and realistic portrayal of people, the “Ghent Altarpiece” is renowned as one of the most influential paintings ever made and a defining artwork that represents the start of the Northern Renaissance. As such an important symbol in art history, the altarpiece has long been highly sought after and widely coveted. Since 1432, when it was first installed at Saint Bavoread more »

Mobility best practice in connected workspaces: tiered access at Google

20 Apr 2017 | SciTech

How does Google manage its own devices? With a huge range of devices on multiple platforms used by over 61,000 employees, it’s no small feat.Google’s Technical Infrastructure organization is tasked with protecting employees against sophisticated adversaries, while ensuring that corporate security practices do not interfere with Google’s culture of innovation, freedom and flexibility. It accomplishes this with a tiered access security model that categorizes corporate services and devices into trust tiers to determine access.  Today, we are sharing details about our tiered access approach so that IT admins can use it to deploy devices in their organizations.In contrast to traditional security models, tiered access looks at a wide range of variables to make granular decisions regardread more »

Tomato, tomahto. Google Home now supports multiple users

20 Apr 2017 | SciTech

“Ok Google, good morning.”“Hey, Jana. The time is 8 AM. The weather in Mountain View currently is 72 degrees and sunny with a high of 75 degrees. Today at 9 AM you have breakfast check in with Diego. Here’s the latest news….” Wait—that daily briefing was for my wife, who set up Google Home for the family. What if I want to hear results that are right for me? Starting today, I can—and so can you. We’re adding the ability for up to six people to connect their account to one Google Home. So now when I ask my Google Assistant for help, it can distinguish my voice from my wife’s and I can hear my own personal playlists, my own commute time, my own schedule and more. read more »

Look around, listen in. This is “Tabel,” an experimental VR film.

19 Apr 2017 | SciTech

As Earth Day approaches, we’re paying homage to our lovely little patch of blue and green with “Tabel,” an interactive virtual reality film about our changing climate. 'Tabel’ Trailer, An Experimental VR Film by Google After hitting play, you’ll find yourself seated at a table in the center of an exclusive restaurant, where you can interact with six storylines by listening in on the conversations of others at the restaurant. “Tabel” uses a unique audio technique that enables you toread more »

Arctic River Ice Deposits Rapidly Disappearing

19 Apr 2017 | World

Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month earlier than they did 15 years ago, a new study finds.read more »

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19 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

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Migration From Sea-Level Rise Could Reshape Cities Inland

18 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

When Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana in 2005, cities inland saw an influx of evacuees escaping the storm and its aftermath. Now, a new University of Georgia study predicts that this could happen again as a result of sea-level rise. read more »

Monsanto Surpasses Pollinator Habitat Goal, Doubles Number of Certified Conservation Sites

18 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company announced today that it has reached key milestones in read more »

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Climate Change To Increase Severe Aircraft Turbulence

7 Apr 2017 | SciTech

Turbulence strong enough to catapult unbuckled passengers and crew around the aircraft cabin could become twice or even three times as common because of climate change, according to a new studyread more »

Three Nominations Sent to the Senate Today

6 Apr 2017 | SciTech

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Makan Delrahim, of California, to be an Assistant Attorney General, vice William Joseph Baer, resigned. Eric D. Hargan, of Illinois, to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, vice William V. Corr, resigned. David L. Norquist, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), vice Michael J. McCord. read more »

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer en route Palm Beach, FL, 4/6/2017

6 Apr 2017 | US Politics and Govt

En Route Palm Beach, Florida 2:32 P.M. EDT Q    Can you go over the schedule? MR. SPICER:  Yeah, let me walk you guys through it.  So, obviously, just to recap, I think we had a great visit yesterday with King Abdullah and the Queen.  Obviously, one quick note for this morning -- I think we put it out yesterday -- but the President ordered flags flown at half-mast today in recognition of Senator John Glenn of Ohio. This morning, as many of you saw, the President continued a bipartisan tradition that started out of President Bush welcoming the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride to the White House, and I think it was a really cool event.  Ironically, as much as the weather dampened our ability to have it outside, I think spirits were high inside.  We had 50 folks up there.  A great way to start the day.   Obviously, right now, we're in flight to Maread more »

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

5 Apr 2017 | SciTech

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to discuss regional matters of concern, particularly North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile yesterday. The President emphasized that the United States stands with its allies Japan and South Korea in the face of the serious threat that North Korea continues to pose. The President also made clear that the United States will continue to strengthen its ability to deter and defend itself and its allies with the full range of its military capabilities. President Trump and Prime Minister Abe agreed to stay in close communication to enhance cooperation on North Korea and other regional issues of mutual interest.  read more »

Statement from the Press Secretary on Gold Star Wives Day

5 Apr 2017 | US Politics and Govt

On this day in 1945, nearing the end of World War II, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt helped convene the Gold Star Wives organization in response to the incredible sacrifices made by the spouses and families of our Greatest Generation’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, coastguardsman, and veterans who died in service or as a result of their service-connected disabilities. From that day forward, the Gold Star Wives of America, a Congressionally chartered non-profit service organization, has provided services, support, and unconditional love to wives and families of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Gold Star Wives and their families bear a unique burden imposed by war and conflict. Because of the sacrifices of their loved ones, we are able to put our children to bed at night in a free country. Our Nation owes them a debt that we can never repay, but we will never cease to honor them, and we will fulfill the obligations and promises we have made toread more »

Press Releases: On-the-Record-Briefing: Previewing the Visit of President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China

5 Apr 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing Susan Thornton, Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Via Teleconference April 5, 2017 MR STROH: Thank you, and good morning. Thanks to everyone who is participating in the call. This will be an on-the-record conference call. Our speaker today is Susan Thornton, the Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs here at the State Department, and she will be offering a preview of the visit of President Xi of the People’s Republic of China to the United States. As a reminder, this call is on the record and will be embargoed until theread more »

Is There Hope for Wild Bees?

5 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

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Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the Visit of President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China

4 Apr 2017 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  6:36 P.M. EDT SENIOR ADMINISTRATON OFFICIAL:  Good afternoon.  Thank you for your patience.  We’d like to welcome you here for today’s briefing on the upcoming visit between China and the United States.  We'll start off by setting up the ground rules.  This will be on background.  Its attribution is senior White House official.  We'll make some brief remarks, and then we'll open it up to Q&A. SENIOR ADMINISTRATON OFFICIAL:  We're going to have the President meeting with his counterpart, President Xi Jinping of China, at Mar-a-Lago this week, starting on the 6th, in the afternoon and evening, and continuing into the 7th until after lunch.  So about a 24-hour visit.  This is really an opportunity for the two leaders to exchange views on each other’s respective priorities and to chart a way forward for the U.S.-Chiread more »

C***** Change

4 Apr 2017 | SciTech

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C***** Change

4 Apr 2017 | World

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Trump's Energy Department just banned the phrase "climate change" in staff memos and briefings! read more »

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4 Apr 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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Trump's Energy Department just banned the phrase "climate change" in staff memos and briefings! read more »

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4 Apr 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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Sierra Club North Coastal Group - April 10th

3 Apr 2017 | SciTech

Hello Sierra Club Members and Supporters,

You are invited to the Sierra Club North County Coastal Group general membership meeting on Monday, April 10th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. It will be held at Alga Norte Park, 6565 Alicante Rd, Carlsbad.

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Message to the Congress Regarding the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

3 Apr 2017 | SciTech

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: I transmit herewith Principles for Reforming the Military Selective Service Process, in accordance with section 555 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328), which calls for the President to establish principles for reform of the military selective service process in support of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service.   DONALD J. TRUMP read more »

Memorandum for the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

3 Apr 2017 | SciTech

SUBJECT:   Principles for Reforming the Military Selective                         Service Process I am forwarding to you the attached Principles for Reforming the Military Selective Service Process, in accordance with section 555 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328), which calls for the President to establish principles for reform of the military selective service process in support of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service.   DONALD J. TRUMP read more »

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