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  • A Strategy for the Arctic, Informed by Sound Science

    Today, the Obama Administration released the first-ever National Strategy for the Arctic Region—an approach to protecting national security, promoting environmental stewardship, supporting native cultures, providing for appropriate economic development, and strengthening international cooperation in the Arctic region.


  • Protecting Our Interests in the Arctic

    Today, the Obama Administration released a National Strategy for the Arctic Region that outlines our Nation’s priorities over the next 10 years. The National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan will play an important role in achieving those priorities by better leveraging Federal resources, streamlining decision-making, and encouraging collaboration among Federal agencies, states, and marine stakeholders on ocean issues.


  • Open Data for Climate and Health Insights

    Today, in conjunction with a series of landmark steps announced by the Obama Administration to unleash troves of useful data from the vaults of government, the interagency US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) launched a new online tool that promises to accelerate research relating to climate change and human health—the Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health, or “MATCH.”


  • Open Data for Climate and Health Insights

    Today, in conjunction with a series of landmark steps announced by the Obama Administration to unleash troves of useful data from the vaults of government, the interagency US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) launched a new online tool that promises to accelerate research relating to climate change and human health—the Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health, or “MATCH.”


  • Green Button: Enabling Energy Innovation

    Last year, in response to the Obama Administration’s call to action, 35 utilities and energy providers committed to provide 36 million homes and businesses with their own energy usage information in the consensus, industry-standard Green Button format. Today, we’re excited to see Green Button enable energy innovation through new announcements for the industry-led Green Button Initiative.


  • Green Button: Enabling Energy Innovation

    Last year, in response to the Obama Administration’s call to action, 35 utilities and energy providers committed to provide 36 million homes and businesses with their own energy usage information in the consensus, industry-standard Green Button format. Today, we’re excited to see Green Button enable energy innovation through new announcements for the industry-led Green Button Initiative.


  • Seeking Stellar “Citizen Scientists” as White House Champions of Change

    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!


  • Celebrate National Park Week!

    National Park Week celebrates and gives back to our country’s great natural and cultural landscapes.


  • Protecting Our Environment and Our Health: Earth Day + National Take-Back Day

    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.


  • Taking the Pulse of Our Planet: New Strategy for Earth Observations

    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.


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