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.
PostedApr 16, 2012
The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is pleased to announce the establishment of NCAnet, a network of partners who extend the NCA process and products to a broad audience of assessment producers and users through the development of assessment-related capacities and products.
PostedApr 13, 2012
Physical Climate, Modeling, Water Resources, International
Cross-posted from USGS , a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Spring rains in the eastern Horn of Africa are projected to begin late this year and be substantially lower than normal. From March - May, the rains are expected to total only 60 to 85 percentage of the average rainfall in this region. This is a significant deterioration
PostedApr 4, 2012
Last month, USGCRP's Carbon Cycle Science Program facilitated a series of briefings for the release of the 2011 U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan, a document that will serve to guide carbon cycle research in the United States over the next decade.