The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Barrow, Alaska, reached 400 parts per million (ppm) this spring, according to NOAA measurements, the first time a monthly average measurement for the greenhouse gas attained the 400 ppm mark in a remote location.
PostedMay 22, 2012
Water Resources, Indicators, Extreme Events
The low streamflows seen throughout much of New England this April do not foreshadow a summer drought , as researchers have determined summer rainfall plays a bigger role than snowmelt runoff in determining streamflows in the summer.
PostedMay 17, 2012
Ecosystems & Biodiversity
A new study published in the journal Nature suggests that most field experiments may underestimate the degree to which the timing of leafing and flowering changes with global warming .
PostedMay 9, 2012
Recent warming of terrestrial climates combined with decreased stream flows has raised concerns about possible increases in stream temperatures in the Pacific continental United States.
PostedMay 3, 2012
Agriculture & Food, Extreme Events
A new study by scientists at Stanford and Purdue University projects that corn prices in the United States will become much more volatile in the near term because of more frequent severe heat conditions expected to result from human-caused climate change .
PostedMay 2, 2012
Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Arctic
Data collected from long distance swims by polar bears suggest that they do not stop to rest during their journey.
PostedMay 1, 2012
Observations, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Extreme Events
Featured on USDA , a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program The Forest Service recently unveiled a product that helps natural resource managers rapidly detect, identify and respond to unexpected changes in the nation's forests by using web-based tools. The satellite-based monitoring and assessment tool aptly called ForWarn , recognizes
PostedApr 26, 2012
The Obama Administration today released a 10-year strategic plan for research related to global change , identifying priorities that will help state and local governments, businesses, and communities prepare for anticipated changes in the global environment, including climate change , in the decades ahead.
PostedApr 18, 2012
Physical Climate, Observations, Water Resources, Human Health, Extreme Events
Last week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released temperature data showing that, in the contiguous United States, March 2012 was warmer than any other March on record.
The U.S. Global Change Research Program is currently advertising for two student assistant positions at the National Coordination Office in Washington, DC.