All News Ths United States Global Change Research Program http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/news Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:07:53 +0000 U.S. Global Change Research Program en-gb IPCC: Many Pathways to Reduce Climate Change http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/international-news/1008-ipcc-many-pathways-to-reduce-climate-change http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/international-news/1008-ipcc-many-pathways-to-reduce-climate-change IPCC Releases Working Group Three Report

Monday, April 14, 2014

The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels, despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Nevertheless, a wide array of technological measures and behavioral changes could limit the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
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cwolner@usgcrp.gov (Catherine Wolner) International News Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:01:43 +0000
IPCC Releases Report on Climate Risks, Responses http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/international-news/1007-ipcc-releases-report-on-climate-risks-responses http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/international-news/1007-ipcc-releases-report-on-climate-risks-responses IPCC Releases Working Group II Report

Friday, April 4, 2014

The new report from Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released on Monday, finds that the effects of climate change are already occurring worldwide; that the world, in many cases, is ill-prepared for the associated risks; and that there are opportunities to respond with effective action, though the risks will be difficult to manage with high levels of warming.

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cwolner@usgcrp.gov (Catherine Wolner) International News Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:52:02 +0000
White House Launches Climate Data Initiative http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/agency-news/1006-white-house-launches-climate-data-initiative http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/agency-news/1006-white-house-launches-climate-data-initiative Climatological data for the southwestern US

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Today, delivering on a commitment in the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Administration launched the Climate Data Initiative. This ambitious new effort brings together open government data and design competitions with commitments from the private and philanthropic sectors to develop data-driven tools that communities across America need to plan for the impacts of climate change.

 

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cwolner@usgcrp.gov (Catherine Wolner) Agency Science News Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:35:42 +0000
Roofing Choices Can Help Keep Cities Cool http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/agency-news/1005-roofing-choices-can-help-keep-cities-cool http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/agency-news/1005-roofing-choices-can-help-keep-cities-cool A green roof helps cool an urban environment

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Three types of roofing can help to cool “urban heat islands,” according to a study by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) researchers and partners recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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cwolner@usgcrp.gov (Catherine Wolner) Agency Science News Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:13:33 +0000
New Updates to Hurricane Sandy Recovery Tool http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/agency-news/1004-new-updates-to-hurricane-sandy-recovery-tool http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/agency-news/1004-new-updates-to-hurricane-sandy-recovery-tool New Updates to Hurricane Sandy Recovery Tool

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Sea Level Rise Tool for Sandy Recovery—released in 2013 through a partnership between several Federal entities in coordination with local institutions—has been updated to reflect the latest data on future sea level rise and flooding risks.

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cwolner@usgcrp.gov (Catherine Wolner) Agency Science News Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:08:52 +0000
Employment Opportunity | Program Specialist I - Operations Coordination http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/programmatic-news/1003-employment-opportunity--program-specialist-i-operations-coordination http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/programmatic-news/1003-employment-opportunity--program-specialist-i-operations-coordination The USGCRP National Coordination Office (NCO) is accepting applications through Friday, March 28 for a Program Specialist I to assist with program operations and integration of programmatic and operational tasks.

 

Program Specialist I - NCO Operations Coordinator 

BASIC JOB FUNCTION: In this newly designed role, the incumbent will provide administrative, project management, and strategic program planning and coordination support to improve integration between operational and programmatic tasks. The incumbent will also provide staff support to Program Leadership on special projects as needed.
 
DUTIES INCLUDE:

• Project Management Support:  
• Managing Internal Collaborative Virtual Spaces:
• SOP’s and Records Management:
• Budget Support:
• Office Space & Move Planning:
• Liaison Functions:
• Other Special Projects as Necessary:

 
REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
 
Education and Experience:
 
• Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, or related field; or
• an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Preferred: Two years of experience in a professional office setting.

 

For more details about the position and instructions on how to apply, please click here, or visit the UCAR Employment website

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cwolner@usgcrp.gov (Catherine Wolner) Programmatic News Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:08:55 +0000
NOAA, Navy Partnering to Create Faster, Lower-Cost Climate Models http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/agency-news/1000-noaa-navy-partnering-to-create-faster-lower-cost-climate-models http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/agency-news/1000-noaa-navy-partnering-to-create-faster-lower-cost-climate-models NOAA, Navy partnering on next generation models

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Navy are teaming up with scientists from the public, private, and academic sectors to design the next generation of models for predicting weather, ocean conditions, and regional climate change.

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cwolner@usgcrp.gov (Catherine Wolner) Agency Science News Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:25:08 +0000
USGCRP Founders Receive Lifetime Achievement Award http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/programmatic-news/999-usgcrp-founders-receive-lifetime-achievement-award http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/programmatic-news/999-usgcrp-founders-receive-lifetime-achievement-award USGCRP presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, February 10, 2014

On January 29th, the founders of USGCRP received a Lifetime Achievement Award at Building Climate Solutions, a conference organized by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE).

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cwolner@usgcrp.gov (Catherine Wolner) Programmatic News Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:31:01 +0000
New Regional Hubs Will Help Agriculture Sector Manage Climate Impacts http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/agency-news/997-new-regional-hubs-will-help-agriculture-sector-manage-climate-impacts http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/agency-news/997-new-regional-hubs-will-help-agriculture-sector-manage-climate-impacts USDA Climate Hubs

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched seven regionally-located Climate Hubs to act as data repositories and offer the practical, science-based tools and strategies that agricultural producers need to adapt to climate change.

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cwolner@usgcrp.gov (Catherine Wolner) Agency Science News Thu, 06 Feb 2014 07:58:25 +0000
Federal Register Notice: National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Notice Of Open Meeting http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/programmatic-news/992-federal-register-notice-national-climate-assessment-and-development-advisory-committee-ncadac-notice-of-open-meeting http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/programmatic-news/992-federal-register-notice-national-climate-assessment-and-development-advisory-committee-ncadac-notice-of-open-meeting National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Notice Of Open Meeting  pdf | html

This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

Time and Date: The meeting will be held February 20, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and February 21, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

Place: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton located at 1201 K Street, NW Washington DC 20005. Please check the Web site http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

Status: Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Members of the public must RSVP in order to attend all or a portion of the meeting by contacting the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by February 14, 2014. The meeting will be open to public participation with a public comment period on February 20, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). The NCADAC expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by February 14, 2014 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's Office by February 14, 2014 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after February 14, 2014 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dr. Cynthia Decker (301-563-6162, Cynthia.decker@noaa.gov) by February 14, 2014.

For Further Information Contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NCADAC Web site at http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html.

Dated: January 14, 2014.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-01160 Filed 1-21-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-KD-P

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cwolner@usgcrp.gov (Catherine Wolner) Programmatic News Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:05:41 +0000