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NSF selects William E. Easterling as new Geosciences Directorate lead
The National Science Foundation has chosen former Pennsylvania State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Department dean, William E. Easterling, to serve as the new head of the NSF Directorate for Geosciences (NSF GEO).
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The White House
President Obama designates new National Monuments in Utah and Nevada
President Obama designated two new National Monuments this December: Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and Gold Butte National Monument in southern Nevada.
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Salt marsh near Pescadero, California
Congressman Zinke (R-MT) nominated for Secretary of the Interior
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-MT) for Secretary of the Interior.
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Earth
Congressional briefing held on outcomes of Marrakech climate summit
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on outcomes from the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22) in Marrakech, Morocco, which took place November 7-18, 2016.
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U.S. Capitol with flag
House Natural Resources Subcommittee holds USGS oversight investigation hearing
The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on December 6, 2016, to investigate instances of data manipulation at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
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U.S. Capitol
Congress passes continuing resolution funding the government through April 2017
Both chambers of Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the federal government through April 28, 2017.
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U.S. Capitol with flag
Federal Register - December 2016
A list of notices from the federal register for December 2016 from agencies including the Department of the Interior, Department of Energy, USGS, NOAA, NASA, and more.
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Capitol at night
Donald Trump elected 45th President of the United States
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received 279 electoral votes on November 9, defeating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and securing his presidency.
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Hawaiian flower
EESI holds briefing on future environmental actions to be taken in China
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute held a briefing to address the actions China plans to take to achieve its goals under the Paris Climate Agreement.
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U.S. Capitol
Republican Party maintains Senate and House majority after election
Date: Friday, December 2, 2016
The Republican Party has maintained its majority in the Senate and House of Representatives after the 2016 Congressional Election.
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