Washington, DC - The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced $31 million in funding for 14 projects as part of ARPA-E’s newest program: Single-Pane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid Design (SHIELD). SHIELD project teams are developing innovative window coatings and windowpanes that could significantly improve the energy efficiency of existing single-pane windows in commercial and residential buildings.

Washington, DC - During two intensive days of exploration and documentation, the National Parks BioBlitz, May 20-21, 2016, captured a vivid snapshot of the unique plant and animal biodiversity in our national parks. The National Park Service and National Geographic event, sponsored by American Express, involved more than 120 national parks and tens of thousands of experts and citizen scientists of all ages and backgrounds.

Washington, DC - Vice President Biden spoke today with President Poroshenko of Ukraine. The Vice President congratulated President Poroshenko on the release of Ukrainian pilot and Rada member Nadiya Savchenko and called for the release of all Ukrainians unlawfully detained in Russia.

Chicago, Illinois - Since last fall it has been a game of thrones among the top three quick service burger chains, Burger King, McDonald’s, and Wendy’s,  as one after another launched their version of a combo value meal and battled for visitors and quick service dollars, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. 

Washington, DC - G7 Ise-Shima Leaders’ Declaration - G7 Ise-Shima Summit, 26-27 May 2016: