Bonn, Germany - On his final day at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), Special Advisor for States and Regions Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that the Under2 Coalition a pact of states, regions and countries committed to keeping the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius now includes 205 members in 43 countries, representing 1.3 billion people and $30 trillion in GDP.

Washington, DC - The Energy Department has announced topics for the next round of funding in the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) funding program. SBIR/STTR aims to stimulate technological innovation, use small businesses to help meet federal research and development needs, and foster and encourage participation by socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs.

Washington, DC - On-demand access to public safety data is critical to ensuring that public safety and first responder (PSFR) personnel can deliver the proper care and support during an emergency. This requirement necessitates heavy reliance on mobile platforms while in the field, which may be used to access sensitive information. However, complex authentication requirements can hinder the process of providing emergency services, and any delay, even seconds can become a matter of life or death.

Anaheim, California - The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, has recognized award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer Queen Latifah for her dedication and commitment to raising awareness about heart failure, a dangerous, chronic condition affecting more than 6.5 million Americans.

Bonn, Germany - With the official American delegation cloistered behind closed doors, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined Canada and Mexico’s top climate representatives at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) to affirm North America’s commitment to climate action and the Paris Agreement.

Anaheim, California - Sexual activity is rarely associated with sudden cardiac arrest, a life-threatening malfunction of the heart’s electrical system causing the heart to suddenly stop beating, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.