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Interior Releases Progress Report on National Water Census Print E-mail

USGS Water Availability Report

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Featured by USGS a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today released a report to Congress on the progress of the National Water Census, which is being developed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to help the nation address its critical water needs.

“The Water Census will quantify water supply and demand consistently across the entire country, fill in gaps in existing data, and make that information available to anyone who needs it—and that represents a huge step forward on the path toward water sustainability,” said Anne Castle, Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Water and Science.

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National Strategy Will Help Safeguard Fish, Wildlife and Plants in a Changing Climate Print E-mail
Landsat Data Continuity Mission

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Featured by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior

In cooperation with state, tribal, and federal agency partners, the Obama Administration today released the first nationwide strategy to help public and private decision makers prepare for and reduce the current and future impacts of climate change on species, habitats, ecosystems, and the people and economies that depend on them.

The National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Adaptation Strategy provides a roadmap of key steps needed over the next five years to reduce the current and expected impacts of climate change on our natural resources.

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A Cold Look at Planet Earth: Learning from the World's Frozen Places Print E-mail
Greenland Icesheet

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Featured by USGS a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program

Interested in learning more about how glaciers can help us understand major aspects of global environmental change? The recently published State of the Earth’s Cryosphere at the Beginning of the 21st Century summarizes past and present-day changes in the Earth’s cryosphere (the whole of its frozen water) and describes the ongoing and potential effects of those changes.

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2011 Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Results Released Print E-mail
Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities, A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment

Tuesday, February 6, 2013

Featured by EPA a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the second year of greenhouse gas emissions data gathered through the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP).

The 2011 data provides greenhouse gas information from facilities in 41 source categories, including new data from 12 source categories that reported for the first time, such as petroleum and gas natural systems, industrial landfills, coal mines and others.

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Climate Change Impacts to U.S. Coasts Threaten Public Health, Safety and Economy Print E-mail
Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities, A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment

Monday, January 28, 2013

Featured by NOAA a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems.

The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment, emphasizes the need for increased coordination and planning to ensure U.S. coastal communities are resilient against the effects of climate change.

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