A new study co-authored by USGS scientists has used genomics to show that a distinct decline in horseshoe crab numbers has occurred that parallels climate change associated with the end of the last Ice Age.
Aug 17, 2010
Ecosystems & Biodiversity
Dr. Doug Beard has been selected as the new chief of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC).
Aug 16, 2010
Physical Climate, Observations, Indicators
On July 28, 2010, NOAA released the 2009 State of the Climate report. This report draws on data for 10 key climate indicators that all point to the same finding: the scientific evidence that our world is warming is unmistakable.
Aug 4, 2010
Observations, Mitigation, Education, Adaptation
On June 22, 2010, the National Research Council released the last of its four reports on America's Climate Choices, entitled "Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change."
Aug 2, 2010
Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Human Health
In December 2009, EPA ruled that climate change caused by emissions of greenhouse gases threatens the public's health and the environment. Since that time, EPA has received ten petitions challenging their determination.
Jun 18, 2010
Mitigation, International, Energy
As part of the U.S. Government Review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN), the U.S. Government is soliciting comments from experts in relevant fields of expertise.
Today, Shere Abbott, associate director of environment for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, nominated Tom Karl, the Department of Commerce's principal representative to the Subcommittee on Global Change Research, to serve as the group's next Chair.
May 19, 2010
Physical Climate, Observations, Modeling, Mitigation, Carbon Cycle, Energy, Adaptation
As part of its most comprehensive study of climate change to date, the National Research Council today issued three reports emphasizing why the U.S. should act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a national strategy to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change.
May 14, 2010
A National Climate Adaptation Summit will take place in Washington, DC on May 25-27. The goal of the Summit is to bring together about 150 invited users and providers of climate adaptation information from diverse climatological regions and economic sectors to provide insight into what is needed for effective climate adaptation and vulnerability assessment and how we should be organized to do that (public and private sectors -- federal to local levels).
May 13, 2010
On 22 June, 2010, the International Council for Science (ICSU), in cooperation with the International Social Science Council (ISSC), will host in Paris an Open Forum to explore institutional frameworks that could effectively and successfully support the research and delivery of the Grand Challenges in global sustainability research. This Open