NASA's Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment (CARVE) is probing deep into the frozen lands above the Arctic Circle in Alaska to measure emissions of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane from thawing permafrost signals that may hold a key to Earth's climate future.
PostedJun 7, 2013
Oceans, Scenarios, Modeling, Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity
According to a new U.S. Geological Survey report, San Francisco Bay - which has already lost the majority of its marsh habitat since the 19th Century - could lose even more marshes by the year 2100, due to sea level rise.
PostedJun 4, 2013
Education, Extreme Events, Human Health, Cities & Infrastructure
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.
PostedMay 24, 2013
Oceans, Physical Climate, Coasts, Extreme Events
In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year.
PostedMay 24, 2013
EPA researchers assess the vulnerability of older Americans to climate change in a new report titled Climate Change and Older Americans: State of the Science.
PostedMay 21, 2013
After many years of work to improve our understanding of the Earth system and human impacts on it, international cooperation on global change is entering a dynamic new phase. All regions of the world are moving to collaborate on initiatives that will advance understanding of the Earth system in the context of societal needs and a sustainable global future.
PostedMay 15, 2013
Physical Climate, Observations, Carbon Cycle
On May 9, 2013, the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since measurements began in 1958 at Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.
PostedMay 9, 2013
Adaptation, Human Health
Today, in conjunction with a series of landmark steps announced by the Obama Administration to unleash troves of useful data from the vaults of government, USGCRP launched a new online tool that promises to accelerate research relating to climate change and human health—the Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health, or MATCH.
PostedMay 7, 2013
Modeling, Water Resources
A recent EPA report combines climate change models and watershed simulations to develop a better understanding of what changes to streams and rivers we might expect over the next several decades.
PostedApr 23, 2013
Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Education, Human Health
EPA is marking the 43rd Earth Day by making extra efforts to expand the conversation on climate change.