Both NASA and NOAA have ranked May 2014 as the planet’s hottest May since records began in 1880. UPDATE (Jul 22, 2014): NOAA has ranked June 2014 as Earth's hottest June on record, making it the second such record-breaking month in a row.
A new EPA report presents a set of 30 indicators that track the causes and effects of climate change. Written for general audiences, the report aims to help readers understand long-term climate-related trends observed across the atmosphere, oceans, snow and ice, ecosystems, and public health.
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.
Three types of roofing can help to cool urban heat islands, according to a study by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) researchers and collaborators recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
On Thursday, March 13th, USGCRP and partners will hold a public forum to inform the development of the interagency Special Report on the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States.
Is there a link between climate change and violent crimes? Scientists at EPA and the Emory University School of Medicine are investigating whether hotter temperatures affect violent crimes, such as assault, robbery, rape, and murder.
The rise of wildfire activity in the U.S. is an important scientific and environmental issue - one that that is being amplified by the effects of climate change.
This issue of EPA's Science Matters features stories on how Agency researchers and their partners are helping decision makers, communities, and individuals incorporate the latest science into strategies and actions designed to protect public human health and the environment in the face of a changing climate.
Fourteen interns hailing from colleges and universities around the country are making essential contributions to the work of USGCRP this summer.
NOAA recently unveiled a new and improved version of Climate.gov, a one-stop web resource for information about our changing climate from NOAA and agencies across the federal government.