NOAA Plans New Federal Climate Change Agency

Law360, New York (February 8, 2010, 1:07 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday unveiled plans to launch the NOAA Climate Service to coordinate, collect and disseminate federal climate change data among private and public policymakers and stakeholders.

The proposed NOAA Climate Service was one of several initiatives announced jointly by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco to increase the accessibility to and functionality of NOAA's extensive climate change data, used by companies to inform critical investment and infrastructure decisions affected by shifting...
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