A study published recently in the journal Nature contends that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will decrease the amount of zinc and iron in certain staple crops like wheat, rice, and soybeans.
In the latest step under his Climate Action Plan, President Obama signed a Memorandum on December 5th directing the Federal Government to consume 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020—more than double the current level.
US CLIVAR (Climate Variability and Predictability Program) has released a new Science Plan outlining its research goals and strategies for the next 15 years.
As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, the Administration recently announced an interagency National Drought Resilience Partnership to help communities better prepare for future droughts and reduce the impact of drought events on livelihoods and the economy.
A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the Energy Department evaluates the economic cost of power outages and calls for increased cross-sector investment to make the electric grid more resilient in the face of increasingly severe weather events due to climate change.
The U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather report examines current and potential future impacts of these climate trends on the U.S. energy sector.
On Tuesday, Climate Change Fellows from more than 10 African nations convened at USGCRPs National Coordination Office in Washington, DC to discuss their experiences applying scientific knowledge to climate change adaptation efforts in Africa.
The Department of Energy has unveiled a new site on energy literacy.