Obama administration has taken unprecedented steps to support workforce development and green initiatives and is deeply committed to strengthening America’s workforce and protecting the environment. One such example of this is the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) recent investment in the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTR) based in Port Angeles, Washington.
Today, members of the Digital Economy Board of Advisors sent a series of recommendations to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker that identified key actions the U.S. Department of Commerce can take to support the digital economy, encourage growth and increase opportunity. The recommendations were issued by three working groups, established by the Board last spring, that focused on areas...
Digital technologies have quickly become a driving force of entrepreneurship and innovation in the 21st century. They have changed the way people live, work, and communicate; and how businesses access markets, manage supply-chains, and enable transactions. The U.S.
Carbon dioxide isn’t just causing shifts in our earth’s climate. About one fourth of the carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the air from the burning of fossil fuels to power our homes and cars ultimately ends up in the ocean, causing a change called ocean acidification. U.S.
On November 19, 2016, GOES-R, the nation’s most advanced weather satellite to-date, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 6:42 p.m. EST. After a thrilling countdown that used every minute of the launch window, GOES-R began its journey to space.
The 1976 grounding of the tanker Argo Merchant off the coast of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, with its subsequent oil spill, was the genesis for NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R). This week, OR&R has launched an online outreach campaign on the 40 years following Argo Merchant.
A new NOAA-sponsored report shows that unprecedented warming air temperature in 2016 over the Arctic contributed to a record-breaking delay in the fall sea ice freeze-up, leading to extensive melting of Greenland ice sheet and land-based snow cover.