August 27, 2014

"Protect Your Groundwater Day– NGWA

The New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) encourages every person to protect public health and the health of the environment by protecting groundwater beginning on Protect Your Groundwater Day, September 9.

 

"Tech resources pledged to support Climate Data Initiative" – GCN

In support of the White House’s updated Climate Data Initiative, IBM announced it will give scientists free access to dedicated virtual supercomputing via the company’s World Community Grid platform.  Similarly, Microsoft Azure for Research program will grant 12 months of free cloud computing, and AWS will award grants of free access to supercomputing resources through Amazon EC2 Spot Instances.  These vendors, along with other public and private sector participants, hope to leverage open government data and build tools that will make the United States and global food systems more resilient against the impacts of climate change.