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This Week at Interior April 11, 2014

FRI, APRIL 11, 2014, 05:08 PM EST

The 75th anniversary of Marian Anderson's historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial; Washington DC's world famous cherry blossoms are hitting peak bloom under sunny skies and warm temperatures; more. Watch Video >


This Week at Interior April 4, 2014

FRI, APRIL 4, 2014, 04:53 PM EST

The Island Night Lizard will be removed from federal protection under the Endangered Species Act; details of Secretary Jewell's recent visit on a submarine at the polar ice cap; the Secretary sits down with some of the original "Rosie the Riveters"; more. Watch Video >

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DotGov Notes: Science Support for Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

TUE, APRIL 1, 2014, 04:46 PM EST

While much of DOI science during crisis is necessarily tactical, recent events have highlighted the additional need for a strategic approach during crisis. Read More ( >


This Week at Interior March 28, 2014

FRI, MARCH 28, 2014, 04:38 PM EST

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to the public soon -- and it has a date picked out; an 81-million year old dinosaur is the star of an exhibit at the Bureau of Land Management; more. Watch Video >


This Week at Interior March 21, 2014

FRI, MARCH 21, 2014, 03:29 PM EST

A new Secretarial Order is issued to expand opportunities for youth/veterans to play, learn, serve, and work in America's great outdoors; the White House honors 14 heroes for engaging communities and youth in environmental stewardship/conservation; more. Watch Video >


This Week at Interior March 14, 2014

FRI, MARCH 14, 2014, 02:58 PM EST

President Obama designates a stunning stretch of public lands to be added to the California Coastal National Monument; Secretary Jewell joins Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as LA is selected a pilot city for the Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative; more. Watch Video >


This Week at Interior March 7, 2014

FRI, MARCH 7, 2014, 03:26 PM EST

A new report shows the powerful impact that national parks have on local and national economies; NPS projects a peak bloom date for Washington DC's world-famous cherry blossoms; Interior has a new Deputy Secretary; more. Watch Video >

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DotGov Notes: Using Scenarios to Improve Resilience to Major Storms

MON, FEBRUARY 24, 2014, 11:52 AM EST

The Sound Waves newsletter delves in to the new report released by the Department of the Interior Strategic Sciences Group and discusses how the Department is helping to improve resilience to future major storms. Read More ( >

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In the News: Science During Crisis, Group Helps Decision-Makers with Long-Term Strategy

WED, NOVEMBER 6, 2013, 01:45 PM EST

Formally established in January 2012, the SSG is a small, adaptable group of scientists charged with visiting live disaster sites like Hurricane Sandy or the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and providing decision-makers with information that Read More ( >

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Web Reads: Star Spangled Science, Bouncing Back from Hurricane Sandy

THU, OCTOBER 31, 2013, 03:33 PM EST

Operational Group Sandy participant discusses her involvement in the SSG deployment following hurricane Sandy. Read More ( >


In the News: Preparing for Disasters

FRI, AUGUST 9, 2013, 03:34 PM EST

Disasters are inevitable and can strike anywhere at any time. Whether it's a natural event (such as a hurricane, flood, or earthquake), a disease pandemic Read More ( >

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In the News: Scientist Superheroes, The U.S. Governments Crises Science Team

MON, MAY 13, 2013, 03:13 PM EST

If your town were suddenly struck by an earthquake or hurricane, you could count on the arrival of police, firefighters, and medical technicians to aid in the emergency response. Read More ( >

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In the News: Research as a Part of Public Health Emergency Response

THU, MARCH 28, 2013, 04:20 PM EST

The Department of the Interior has recently created a new Strategic Sciences Group that will develop possible disaster scenarios and provide rapid scientific assessments during environmental crises or disasters affecting America's natural resources. Read More ( >

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In the News: Interior Department Creates Science Group for Disaster Preparedness

FRI, JANUARY 6, 2012, 05:09 PM EST

A newly created scientific group within the Department of the Interior will develop future disaster scenarios and provide rapid scientific assessments during environmental crises or disasters Read More ( >

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Salazar Creates Science Group to Bolster Preparedness for Potential Future Environmental Crises

FRI, JANUARY 6, 2012, 04:22 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the creation of a specialized scientific group that will develop future scenarios and provide rapid, interdisciplinary scientific assessments during Read More ( >