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FY 2012 Funding Guidance

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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 >

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Deadline Approaching for Landowners with Fractional Interests at Pine Ridge Reservation

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

The Department of the Interior has sent purchase offers exceeding $100 million to more than 21,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Pine Ridge Reservation. Read More >

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SC CSC Lead PI Receives 2014 AGU Climate Communication Prize

THU, JULY 3, 2014, 2:19 PM EST

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Lead Principal Investigator at the Texas Tech University for the South Central Climate Science Center, was recently awarded the 2014 AGU Climate Communication Prize! Read More >

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Internal report finds BLM can speed oil, gas permitting

WED, JULY 2, 2014, 11:45 AM EST

OIG recommended 6 actions that could help speed up BLM considerations of oil and gas drilling on Federal and Indian land. Read More >

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DOJ Shoots and Scores!

TUE, JULY 1, 2014, 3:08 PM EST
Posted by: DOI FOIA Policy Office

One of the most frequently used chapters in DOJ's FOIA Guide, discussing Exemption 5, has been updated. Read More >

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Onshore Oil and Gas Permitting, U.S. Department of the Interior

MON, JUNE 30, 2014, 4:45 PM EST

Six recommendations, if implemented, should significantly increase BLM’s capability to process Applications for Permits to Drill, reducing processing times and lessening the burden on industry and BLM. Read More >

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The Great American Backyard Campout

FRI, JUNE 27, 2014, 1:50 PM EST
Posted by: By Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior

Some of my fondest childhood memories are camping out in the backyard with my friends, climbing trees, having “teddy bear picnics” in a secret place under the bushes, and whittling sticks to toast marshmallows. Thanks to the Great American Backyard Read More >

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Interior Announces More Than $50 Million in Purchase Offers for Nearly 11,000 Landowners with Interests at Rosebud Reservation

WED, JUNE 25, 2014, 2:10 PM EST

In another step to fulfill President Obama’s commitment to help strengthen Indian communities, the Department of the Interior today announced that offers have been sent to nearly 11,000 individual landowners with fractional interests at the Rosebud... Read More >

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The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services may not have Provided Head Start Services to the Neediest Children

TUE, JUNE 24, 2014, 10:24 AM EST

The VI Department of Human Services may not have given the neediest children priority in Head Start program enrollment because of inaccurate electronic information, not retaining eligibility documents, and not meeting disability enrollment requirements. Read More >

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Once Thought Locally Extinct, Endangered Razorback Suckers Discovered Spawning in Grand Canyon National Park

WED, JUNE 18, 2014, 1:59 PM EST

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – The Department of the Interior announced today that researchers recently discovered Razorback suckers (Xyrauchen texanus), an endangered fish species, spawning in the lower Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park. Read More >

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Interior Considers Procedures to Reestablish a Government-to-Government Relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community

WED, JUNE 18, 2014, 10:51 AM EST
Posted by: ONHR - Office of Native Hawaiian Relations, US Department of the Interior

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced today a first step to consider reestablishing a government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community. Read More >

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U.S. Census Bureau Interviews Hires for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey

TUE, JUNE 17, 2014, 8:48 PM EST
Posted by: ONHR - Office of Native Hawaiian Relations, US Department of the Interior

The US Census Bureau needs to quickly hire interviewers in Hawai’i to work on the NHPI National Health Interview Survey. Most immediate is the need to hire in Hilo, Hawai’i and Oahu, but hiring will also be done on Maui and Kauai. Read More >

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Registration is Now Open for the Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference

FRI, JUNE 13, 2014, 10:39 AM EST

Registration is Now Open for the Fifth Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference! This conference brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss scientific results, challenges, and solutions related to climate impacts. Read More >


SE CSC Researcher Briefs Secretary Jewell on Climate Change Impacts

MON, JUNE 9, 2014, 5:09 PM EST

Secretary Jewell held a roundtable discussion last week in Jamestowne to discuss how climate change is affecting the region. Adam Terando, Research Ecologist with the SE CSC had the opportunity to brief the Secretary at this event. Read More >

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New Southeast Global Change Monitoring Portal Available

MON, JUNE 9, 2014, 4:30 PM EST

This new monitoring portal was developed to provide a centralized, comprehensive catalog of observational networks associated with aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the southeastern United States that may be influenced by climate change. Read More >