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.
PostedNov 26, 2013
Adaptation, Agriculture & Food, Extreme Events, Modeling, Observations
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.
PostedSep 20, 2013
Cities & Infrastructure, Human Health
Is there a link between climate change and violent crimes? Scientists at EPA and the Emory University School of Medicine are investigating whether hotter temperatures affect violent crimes, such as assault, robbery, rape, and murder.
PostedAug 22, 2013
Modeling, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Human Health, Extreme Events
The rise of wildfire activity in the U.S. is an important scientific and environmental issue - one that that is being amplified by the effects of climate change.
PostedJul 26, 2013
Adaptation, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Extreme Events, Human Health, Mitigation
This issue of EPA's Science Matters features stories on how Agency researchers and their partners are helping decision makers, communities, and individuals incorporate the latest science into strategies and actions designed to protect public human health and the environment in the face of a changing climate.
PostedMay 24, 2013
EPA researchers assess the vulnerability of older Americans to climate change in a new report titled Climate Change and Older Americans: State of the Science.
PostedMay 7, 2013
Modeling, Water Resources
A recent EPA report combines climate change models and watershed simulations to develop a better understanding of what changes to streams and rivers we might expect over the next several decades.
PostedApr 23, 2013
Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Education, Human Health
EPA is marking the 43rd Earth Day by making extra efforts to expand the conversation on climate change.
PostedFeb 12, 2013
Mitigation, Carbon Cycle, Energy
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the second year of greenhouse gas emissions data gathered through the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP).