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Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to New Orleans to speak at the Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), where she discussed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service’s (NWS) Evolve Initiative. The AMS Annual Meeting brings together the leading members of the nation’s weather, water, and climate communities to discuss timely issues facing those in the weather enterprise.
Blog post by Michele Bartram, BusinessUSA Chief Marketing and Customer Success Officer
The following is a cross-post from the International Trade Administration's Tradeology Blog
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More and more people are browsing, shopping, and doing business on their phones and tablets. Currently, 11.3% of the digital population uses mobile only, compared to 10.6% desktop only...Read More
With a major snow storm headed to parts of the East Coast, it is important for everyone to know the difference between winter weather-related Warnings, Watches and Advisories issued by your local National Weather Service (NWS) office. Each office knows the local area and will issue Warnings, Watches or Advisories based on local criteria. For example, the amount of snow that triggers a “Winter Storm Warning” in the Northern Plains is typically much higher than the amount needed to trigger a “Winter Storm Warning” in the Southeast.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced that 2015 was the warmest year by the widest margin on record. Globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2015 was the highest among all years since record keeping began in 1880. During the final month, the December combined global land and ocean average surface temperature was the highest on record for any month in the 136-year record.
Global highlights: Calendar Year 2015
Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Director Alejandra Y. Castillo hosted a roundtable with local minority business leaders in New Orleans to discuss the tremendous growth of minority-owned businesses and their impact on the local and national economy. The roundtable also addressed the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Gulf Coast as the region continues to rebuild from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.