Agency Science News
White House Launches Climate Data Initiative Print E-mail
Climatological data for the southwestern US

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Today, delivering on a commitment in the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Administration launched the Climate Data Initiative. This ambitious 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.

 

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Roofing Choices Can Help Keep Cities Cool Print E-mail
A green roof helps cool an urban environment

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Three types of roofing can help to cool “urban heat islands,” according to a study by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) researchers and partners recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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New Updates to Hurricane Sandy Recovery Tool Print E-mail
New Updates to Hurricane Sandy Recovery Tool

Monday, March 17, 2014

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.

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NOAA, Navy Partnering to Create Faster, Lower-Cost Climate Models Print E-mail
NOAA, Navy partnering on next generation models

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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.

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New Regional Hubs Will Help Agriculture Sector Manage Climate Impacts Print E-mail
USDA Climate Hubs

Thursday, February 6, 2014

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.

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