• Artist's rendering of the SMAP satellite in orbit

    Soil Moisture From Space

    NASA's new SMAP satellite will collect unprecedented data on soil moisture to support Earth science, weather and crop yield forecasts, drought monitoring, flood prediction, and more. 

  • Sunset with buildings and power lines

    Hottest Year on Record

    Independent analyses confirm that 2014 was Earth's hottest year since records began in 1880. 

  • Iceberg

    Toward Climate Literacy

    USGCRP agencies will play a central part in a new initiative to connect students and citizens with the best-available scientific information about climate change. 

  • Resources for Adapting to Climate Change

    Adapting to Change

    Find the latest Climate Change Adaptation Plans released by Federal agencies, and browse a collection of resources to help agencies prepare for climate impacts. 

  • National Climate Assessment

    In May 2014, USGCRP released the Third National Climate Assessment, the authoritative and comprehensive report on climate change and its impacts in the United States.