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CLIMATE DATA GOES DARK DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

 

By Miriam Raftery

January 6, 2019 (Washington D.C.) – Two vital sites run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that scientists rely upon for up-to-date climate change data have gone dark, apparently due to the government shutdown caused by the impasse between President Donald Trump and Congress over a federal budget.

FROM THE CHIEFS CORNER: FLASH FLOOD SAFETY TIPS

 

Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna, East County Magazine “In-House” Fire Chief
July 18, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--We are in our summer “monsoon season” which can quickly and unexpectedly bring flash floods.More people lose their LIVES in floods than in any other weather-related event. 80% of flood deaths occur in vehicles, and most happen when drivers make a single, fatal mistake - trying to navigate through flood waters.

ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 
July 12, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:   
 
 

 
U.S.
  • Senate Dems  plan tax offensive (The Hill)
  • U.S. beefs up Gulf naval force amid tensions with Iran (Reuters)
  • NOAA: Last 12 months hottest ever (The Hill)
  • U.S. delivers ‘powerful commitment’ to Afghanistan (UT San Diego)
  • Has ‘organics’ been oversized? (New York Times)
  • The tax man cometh to police you on healthcare (UT San Diego)
WORLD
  • Iran says it has plan to close Strait of Hormuz (UT San Diego)
  • What does London’s LIBOR mean to the US? (NPR)
  • Polonium found on Arafat’s clothes was planted (Jerusalem Post)
  • New projects help 3D printing materialize (NPR)
 
Read more for excerpts and links to full stories.

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE AND NOAA’S FISHERIES SERVICE EXTEND COMMENT PERIOD ON PROPOSED POLICY TO IMPROVE IMPLEMENTATION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT


February 6, 2012  (Washington D. C.) -- The Interior Department’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), the two federal agencies responsible for administering the Endangered Species Act (ESA), today announced a 30-day extension of the public comment period on a draft policy interpreting the phrase “significant portion of its range” (SPR) in the ESA’s definitions of “endangered species” and “threatened species.”