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State Department Releases 2014 Climate Action Report Print E-mail
2014 Climate Action Report Released

Monday, January 6, 2014

On January 1, the State Department submitted the 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The report details actions that the U.S. is taking domestically and internationally to address climate change.

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New USGS Website Has Climate Projections for Your County Print E-mail
USGS and Partners Launch Website with County-by-County Climate Projections

 Friday, December 13, 2013

What does the future of climate look like where you live? For the first time, maps and summaries of temperature and precipitation projections for the 21st century are accessible at a county-by-county level, thanks to a website developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in collaboration with the College of Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.

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Federal Agencies to Use 20% Renewable Energy by 2020 Print E-mail
Federal Agencies to Use 20% Renewable Energy by 2020

 Monday, December 9, 2013

In the latest step under his Climate Action Plan, President Obama signed a Memorandum on December 5th directing the Federal Government to consume 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020—more than double the current level. 

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New Federal Partnership to Help Communities Prepare for Drought Print E-mail
New Federal Partnership to Help Communities Prepare for Drought

 

 Tuesday, November 26, 2013

As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, the Administration recently announced an interagency National Drought Resilience Partnership to help communities better prepare for future droughts and reduce the impact of drought events on livelihoods and the economy.

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After Sandy, Rebuilding Smarter with Science and Technology Print E-mail
After Sandy, Rebuilding Smarter with Research and Technology

Monday, October 28, 2013

Recognizing that large storms are expected to grow more frequent and more severe as a result of climate change, the Federal Government has partnered with states, cities, communities, and other stakeholders to make the Sandy-affected region -- and all of America -- more resilient. This goal is a guiding principle of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

Over the past year, the Obama Administration has worked diligently to apply the latest developments in science and technology (S&T) to Sandy-rebuilding efforts -- and to do so in ways that are scalable and relevant to resilience-building activities in other regions. S&T-driven efforts undertaken over the past year include:

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