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NOAA’s Greenhouse Gas Index Up 40 Percent Since 1990

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology

http://www.noaa.gov/news/noaa-s-greenhouse-gas-index-up-40-percent-since-1990

Agency press release which tracks the warming influence of greenhouse gases as measured by the Annual Greenhouse Gas Index.  Unlike previous releases during the Obama Administration, this brief release does not link the rise in emissions to human activity such as the burning of fossil fuels.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2017

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-201706

Provides details about the 2nd warmest year-to-date in the U.S. including temperatures, precipitation, and other major weather events during the first half of 2017.  From the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

2017 Solar Eclipse—Media Tool Kit

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Science/Technology

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Eclipse2017presskit.pdf

Includes a NASA science eclipse overview, fast facts, safety information, eclipse terminology, instructions on building a pinhole projector, and more.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Universities and Colleges Declined 2% in FY2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17318/nsf17318.pdf

Federal funding for science/engineering at U.S. colleges and universities amounted to $30.5 billion in FY2015.  Various tables cover the leading university recipients, the leading federal agency funders, and the leading minority-serving universities.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

2015 Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17306/static/report/nsf17306.pdf

Annual report on individuals who receive research doctoral degrees from U.S. universities.  Covers characteristics of students who earn doctorates, fields of study, sources of financial support, time required to attain degree, and the employment outcomes including salary.  Also hs special coverage on international students who intend to stay in the U.S.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

The 2015 Survey of Doctorate Recipients Expands its Population Coverage and Reporting on Field of Study

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17319/nsf17319.pdf

Agency press release which explains changes in the annual survey, including expansion of detail for employment characteristics of doctoral recipients and full representation of internationally-residing U.S.-trained doctorate holders. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Rising Sea Levels

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0555/POST-PN-0555.pdf

Sea level rise will continue even if global temperature increase is limited to 2 degrees Centigrade.  Sets out the causes and likely future levels of sea level rise and its implication. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates

Categories: Science/Technology

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-releases-kepler-survey-catalog-with-hundreds-of-new-planet-candidates

Agency press release on 219 new candidates for consideration as planets, including 10 of near-Earth size and orbiting in their star’s habitable zone.  Comes from space observations in the Cygnus Constellation by the Kepler space telescope team.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

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