Tag Archives: climate change

NOAA Adds AI Tool to Climate-Focused Website; Administrator Rick Spinrad Quoted

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has integrated artificial intelligence technology into a public-facing website that offers news and educational materials about climate science. AI-powered Climate.gov supports location-based searches, content integration and crosslinking across the site, the agency said Oct. 12th. The site has an updated dashboard that offers …

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GSA, DOE Seek Market Info on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Tech

Carbon Storage

The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) want to identify market sources of retrofit technologies designed to reduce greenhouse gases. GSA said Tuesday in a SAM.gov notice that it seeks market information on technologies such as carbon capture, power generation, decarbonized heating and on-site energy production.

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Alice Hill: Federal Government Could Help State, Local Officials Understand Climate Risk

Alice Hill

Alice Hill, former special assistant to President Obama and senior director for resilience policy on the National Security Council (NSC) staff, said the federal government can support state, local and tribal leaders as they make decisions when it comes to preparing for climate impacts. Hill called on federal government officials to consider climate risk in the decision-making process. 

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NNSA’s Jill Hruby: Nuclear Science & Tech Adoption Key to Address Climate Change

Jill Hruby

Jill Hruby, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, said she believes that adopting nuclear science and technology advancements will be key to reduce the global consequences of climate change. “I think the world needs nuclear energy as safe, secure, reliable, clean base power capability," said Hruby.

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White House Cites Climate Change, Emerging Tech as R&D Priorities for FY23 Budget

White House

The White House has issued a memorandum outlining the administration’s research and development priorities that federal agencies should include in their budget proposals for fiscal year 2023. The multiagency R&D priorities listed in the memo are pandemic readiness and prevention; tackling climate change; research and innovation in emerging and critical technologies; innovation for equity; and national security and economic resilience.

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Joe Bryan: DOD Works to Become More Energy Efficient in Response to Climate Change

Joe Bryan

Joe Bryan, senior climate adviser to the secretary of the Department of Defense, said climate change has implications for U.S. national security and DOD is initiating efforts to become more energy efficient. "Climate change is going to cost us in resources and readiness; and the reality is that it already is," he said.

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Jacobs Announces Enhanced Sustainability Business Approach PlanBeyond 2.0; Chair, CEO Steve Demetriou Quoted

Jacobs

Jacobs announced on Wednesday its PlanBeyondSM 2.0, a global sustainability business approach. The plan is a company-wide foundation for sustainability through its operations and it is in accord with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The company recognizes that all 17 SDGs must be worked on together and not one at a time. 

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NASA Seeks Tech Payloads Under Flight Opportunities Program

Space Security

NASA is seeking proposals from industry, academia and research institutions to test and demonstrate the technology and research payloads on commercial suborbital vehicles as part of the Flight Opportunities program. Awardees can get up to $650,000 each in the form of a grant or cooperative agreement under the program to procure flights from commercial providers that operate suborbital rockets, high-altitude balloons, parabolic aircraft and other vehicles.

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White House Supports $1.2T Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

White House

The Biden administration has expressed its support for a $1.2 trillion framework that seeks to make investments in transportation, power, broadband and water infrastructure while building resilience to climate change. The plan would earmark $312 billion for transportation, including EV chargers, roads, bridges and public transit, and $266 billion for other infrastructure, including power, water and broadband networks.

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