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Interior Business Center to Host Oracle Customer Day

TUE, JULY 29, 2014, 9:39 AM EST
Posted by: IBC

IBC will host the annual Oracle Day, dedicated to Oracle Federal Financials (OFF) customers, on August 7, 2014. Read More >

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Researchers Compare Existing Ecological Systems Maps for the Eastern USA

MON, JULY 28, 2014, 8:22 AM EST

On June 13th, 2014, the workshop “Comparing Existing Ecological Systems Maps for the Eastern USA” was held at USFWS in Hadley MA. Researchers led a discussion comparing the approaches, consistency, and challenges of aligning four ecological systems maps. Read More >

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New Report Predicts Creation of 'Megalopolis' in Southeast U.S.

WED, JULY 23, 2014, 9:47 AM EST

Researchers from the Department of the Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University have found from a new study that urban areas in the Southeast U.S. may double in size in the next 45 years. Read More >

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NE CSC Fellows and PIs Present at 2014 Ecological Society of America Conference

TUE, JULY 22, 2014, 2:21 PM EST

Several of the Northeast Climate Science Center Fellows and Principal Investigators are presenting at this year's Ecological Society of America conference in Sacramento, CA. If you're at ESA next month, come see what they're up to! Read More >

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Upcoming Shifting Seasons Summit Provides Adaptation and Cooperative Training for Tribes and Partners

TUE, JULY 22, 2014, 2:05 PM EST

NE CSC Consortium Member College of Menominee Nation will be hosting the Shifting Seasons Summit on October 15-17, 2014, in Keshena, WI. The Summit will emphasize information and material relevant to Tribes, federal agencies and academic institutions. Read More >

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SC CSC and Partners Conduct Climate Change Activities with Native American STEM Students

TUE, JULY 22, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

Chickasaw Nation and Choctaw Nation of OK, South Central Climate Science Center, USGS, and NOAA held an event at Choctaw Nation’s Jones Academy on July 14th with the Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students representing six tribes. Read More >

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Welcome EPA. Way to Go, IBC.

TUE, JULY 22, 2014, 10:18 AM EST
Posted by: IBC

The Interior Business Center (IBC) is now the payroll provider for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA's payroll data and systems were successfully migrated to IBC's service, effective June 1, 2014. Read More >

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SC CSC Hosts Undergraduate Internship for Underrepresented Minorities

MON, JULY 21, 2014, 9:27 AM EST

The South Central Climate Science Center is hosting a summer undergraduate internship opportunity from July 20 to August 9, 2014, for ten students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Read More >

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NC CSC Consortium Member Receives $45 million Award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

SUN, JULY 20, 2014, 8:53 PM EST

NC CSC Consortium member Ric Hauer, at the University of Montana, has received a $45 million cooperative agreement award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The five-year research award is the largest in the history of the University of Montana. Read More >

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Upcoming Webinar on Managing Well-Connected Landscapes

FRI, JULY 18, 2014, 1:37 PM EST

Northwest Climate Science Center-funded scientist, Meade Krosby will give a webinar on July 24 at 10:00-11:00 AM PST titled "Mapping Pacific Northwest Riparian Areas: Measuring Current Condition and Prioritizing for Climate Change Adaptation". Read More >

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It's a Celebration!

FRI, JULY 18, 2014, 11:20 AM EST
Posted by: DOI FOIA Policy Office

In addition to the recent Fourth of July holiday, the DOI FOIA Policy Office has something else to celebrate: its highly anticipated release of an completely updated DOI FOIA Handbook! Read More >

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IBC at the 2014 AGA PDT

TUE, JULY 15, 2014, 10:18 AM EST
Posted by: IBC

IBC Director Joe Ward and his customer relationship management team look forward to reconnect with customers who are attending the Association of Government Accountants’ (AGA) 2014 Annual Professional Development Training (PDT), in Orlando, Fla. Read More >

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Precipitation Matters More than Warming Temperature in Determining Future Bird Distributions Across the West

MON, JULY 14, 2014, 2:17 PM EST

For most bird species across the west, regional warming is not as likely to influence population trends as will changes in precipitation. So suggests a Northwest Climate Science Center-funded paper recently published in the journal Global Change Biology. Read More >

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Recent Publication Explores Indigenous Community Health and Climate Change

MON, JULY 14, 2014, 12:24 PM EST

In this study, members of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, and the USGS applied recently developed Indigenous community health indicators to identify climate adaptation priorities for their coastal communities. Read More >

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Three More Tribal Nations Sign Agreements with Interior to Reduce Fractionation in Indian Country

WED, JULY 9, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

In the latest step in the successful implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor today announced that the Department has signed three additional agreements with... Read More >

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Early Career Climate Researchers Gather in Norman, OK

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 12:09 PM EST

Last month, 28 early career researchers in fields related to climate change gathered in Norman, Oklahoma for the South Central Climate Science Center's "Early Career Researcher Workshop". Read More >

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Upcoming Second State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling (STSM) Conference

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 11:32 AM EST

This event, held on September 16-18, 2014 in Fort Collins, CO, will include an optional one-day training session on the use of the ST-Sim software, followed by two days of talks by scientists and managers from across North America. Read More >

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Upcoming Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 11:17 AM EST

This course will be offered by the USFWS National Conservation Training Center Sept 30–Oct 2, 2014 in Lacrosse WI. The course is based on the 2011 publication "Scanning the Conservation Horizon - A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment". Read More >

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NW CSC Fellow's App Chosen as a Finalist in Esri's Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 10:33 AM EST

A big congratulations to Northwest Climate Science Center Fellow Ronda Strauch! An app she developed to help manage transportation infrastructure in a changing climate was chosen by Esri as one of 13 finalists in the Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014! Read More >

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Upcoming Webinar on "Climate Change, Mountain Pine Beetles, and Whitebark Pine Forests of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem"

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 10:16 AM EST

On July 22nd Northwest Climate Science Center-funded P.I., Polly Buotte, will discuss results from a study aimed at understanding the causes of the recent mountain pine beetle outbreak, and estimating future outbreak potential given climate change. Read More >