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Posted byon April 23, 2013 at 11:46 AM EDT
This June, the White House will host a Champions of Change event to recognize stellar "citizen scientists" - individuals or organizations that are leading the way to engage the public in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) research. Know an incredible citizen scientist who fits the bill? Nominate him or her as a Champion of Change today, through April 30, 2013!
Posted byon April 22, 2013 at 6:34 PM EDT
National Park Week celebrates and gives back to our country’s great natural and cultural landscapes.
Posted byon April 22, 2013 at 1:57 PM EDT
As we approach National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27th, it is important to remember that proper disposal of unused, expired, and unneeded prescription drugs can reduce drug abuse, save lives, and prevent unsafe chemicals from polluting our drinking water.
Posted byon April 19, 2013 at 3:04 PM EDT
Today, the Obama Administration’s National Science and Technology Council released a National Strategy for Civil Earth Observations—a framework for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Nation’s Earth-observation enterprise. The Strategy will help agencies compare notes, prioritize activities, and improve the quality of data about the planet—with the ultimate goal of meeting society’s most pressing data and information needs.
Posted byon April 16, 2013 at 2:06 PM EDT
Today, the Obama Administration released its plan for translating the National Ocean Policy into on-the-ground actions to benefit the American people. Here is what people are saying about the plan.
Posted byon April 16, 2013 at 11:20 AM EDT
Today, the Obama Administration released its final plan for translating the National Ocean Policy into on-the-ground actions to benefit the American people.Without creating any new regulations or authorities, the plan will ensure the many Federal agencies involved in ocean management work together to reduce duplication and red tape and use taxpayer dollars more efficiently.
Posted byon April 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM EDT
Last week, the Department of Energy launched an expanded version of its popular America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Program—which, since 2011, has unleashed the National Laboratories’ unlicensed patents for use by startups looking to build their businesses and bring energy technologies from the lab to the marketplace.The announcement advances the Administration’s Startup America initiative to promote high-growth entrepreneurship.
Posted byon March 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM EDT
President Obama signs proclamations establishing five new national monuments that celebrate our nation’s rich history and natural heritage.
Posted byon March 22, 2013 at 1:53 PM EDT
Today PCAST released a letter to the President describing key components the advisory group believes should be central to the Administration’s strategy for addressing climate change, including a dual focus on mitigation—reducing the pace and magnitude of climate-related changes, and adaptation—minimizing the unavoidable damage that can be expected to result from climate change.
Posted byon March 20, 2013 at 12:49 PM EDT
Federal agencies are taking important steps to incorporate environmental justice into their decision-making to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy communities.