Today, delivering on a commitment in the President's Climate Action Plan, the Administration launched the Climate Data Initiative. This new effort brings together open government data and design competitions with commitments from the private and philanthropic sectors to develop data-driven tools that communities across America need to plan for the impacts of climate change.
Mar 18, 2014
Mitigation, Cities & Infrastructure, Human Health, Adaptation
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.
Mar 18, 2014
Scenarios, Coasts, Cities & Infrastructure, Extreme Events, Adaptation
The Sea Level Rise Tool for Sandy Recovery, released in 2013 through a partnership between several Federal entities in coordination with local institutions, has been updated to reflect the latest data on future sea level rise and flooding risks.
Mar 1, 2014
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.
Feb 11, 2014
Oceans, Physical Climate, Modeling
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Navy are teaming up with scientists from the public, private, and academic sectors to design the next generation of models for predicting weather, ocean conditions, and regional climate change.
On January 29th, the founders of USGCRP received a Lifetime Achievement Award at Building Climate Solutions, a conference organized by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE).
Feb 6, 2014
Agriculture & Food, Extreme Events, Adaptation
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched seven regionally-located Climate Hubs to act as data repositories and offer the practical, science-based tools and strategies that agricultural producers need to adapt to climate change.
An upcoming engagement workshop will focus on the rollout of and sustained engagement strategy for the Third National Climate Assessment, expected to be released this spring.
Jan 24, 2014
This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).
Jan 16, 2014
The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) held its Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, on January 8-10, 2014. The meeting featured a breakout session on the Global Change Information System (GCIS) under development at USGCRP.