A comprehensive U.S. Forest Service report released Tuesday examines the ways expanding populations, increased urbanization, and changing land-use patterns could profoundly impact natural resources nationwide during the next 50 years.
Plant and animal species are shifting their geographic ranges and the timing of their life events such as flowering, laying eggs or migrating at faster rates than researchers documented just a few years ago, according to a technical report on biodiversity and ecosystems used as scientific input for the 2013 Third National Climate Assessment.
EPA announces the release of the final National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change, following a public comment period.
This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).
In front of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) national headquarters building in Reston, Va., two genetically identical lilac bushes are rooted in the earth. To casual observers, they are fragrant adornments to the landscaped property. But to ecologist Jake Weltzin and geographer John Jones—USGS scientists who study plant and animal life-cycle events—they are “Li” and “Lac,” two small but important pieces of a developing climate change indicator system.
A new EPA report brings together data from multiple public and peer-reviewed datasets to show observed changes over time in 26 indicators of climate change – including measures of greenhouse gases, high and low temperatures, heavy rainfall, snowfall, pollen season and sea level rise.
A new sea level rise scenarios report was released today by NOAA's Climate Program Office in collaboration with twelve contributing authors from ten different federal and academic science institutions.
On Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4, 2012, the USGCRP Interagency Group on Integrative Modeling (IGIM) hosted a meeting on the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP).
Working Group I (WGI) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is pleased to announce that the Second Order Draft of the WGI contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, will be available for Expert and Government Review from 5 October - 30 November 2012.
U.S. Forest Service research indicates that climate change will affect habitat suitability for maple trees, threatening the multimillion dollar maple syrup industry. Changes in climate have already had an impact on the iconic sugar maple trees of the Northeastern U.S.