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Senate Commerce, Science, Transportation Subcommittee Holds Hearing on NASA’s Budget
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Space, and Competitiveness held a hearing to review the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget for NASA.
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Technology background
Ashby named Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Michael Kluse, current Director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), announced that Steven Ashby will take over as the new Director of PNNL on April 1 when Kluse retires.
Document Type: News Brief

 

Icebergs in Greeland
Senate Energy and Natural Resources holds Arctic Opportunities Hearing
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on the impacts of changing Arctic opportunities.
Document Type: News Brief

 

Cumulonimbus clouds
NOAA issues advisory for weak El Niño
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issues an El Niño Advisory announcing that conditions for El Niño have been established.
Document Type: News Brief

 

Icebergs in Greeland
Ocean Leadership Consortium Public Policy Forum focuses on Arctic issues
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The 2015 Consortium for Ocean Leadership Public Policy Forum on Predicting and Preparing for a Changing Arctic took place on March 4.
Document Type: News Brief

 

Capitol at night
Federal Register - February 2015
A list of notices from the federal register for February 2015 from agencies including the Department of the Interior, EPA, FEMA, USGS and more.
Document Type: News Brief

 

Galaxy NGC 3310
House, Senate question gaps in satellite weather data
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Concerns stemming from a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on weather satellites have caught the attention of the House Science, Space, and Technology (SST) Committee and Senate appropriators.
Document Type: News Brief

 

Galaxy NGC 3310
DSCOVR begins its journey to monitor solar wind
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite launched February 12, beginning its nearly million mile journey to Lagrange Point L1, 932,000 miles from Earth between the Earth and the Sun.
Document Type: News Brief

 

Bingham Copper Mine
Grijalva introduces legislation to reform hardrock mining industry
Date: Friday, February 13, 2015
Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced legislation this February that would overhaul the non-coal mining industry.
Document Type: News Brief

 

IES Oceans Glyph
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee advances tsunami warning bill
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee marked up and passed the Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015 (H.R.34) on February 26.
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