Arctic Report Card Published

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual Arctic Report Card December 12 finding that cooler summer temperatures in parts of the Arctic this year moderated last year’s record sea-ice loss and melting in the region, but reiterated that long-term warming trends in the area continue.

March Business Development Mission

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead a senior executive Business Development Mission to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar March 8-14. The mission will highlight export opportunities for American businesses in leading industry sectors with an emphasis on project management and engineering, renewable energy, smart grid and energy efficiency, and environmental technologies.