The Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently announced four collaborative landscape partnerships to make important lands and waters more resilient to climate change. Federal agencies will work with local, state, and tribal organizations in southwest Florida, Hawaiʻi, Washington, and the Great Lakes.
PostedDec 10, 2014
Climate.Data.gov has been expanded to include a new suite of Federal data and geospatial tools related to water and ecosystems. These freely available resources and a host of associated public, private, and philanthropic commitments are intended to spur innovation and help environmental planners, natural resource managers, and others make informed decisions under changing climate conditions.
PostedSep 8, 2014
The global water cycle is tied closely to climate change, agricultural practices, land use, and the environment—sometimes through complex, multi-way interactions. NSF and USDA together have awarded $25 million in research grants to find out what this means for the sustainability of Earth’s water resources.
PostedJun 17, 2014
News for fans of fish and fishing: scientists have found a link between climate change and the genetic decline of native cutthroat trout.
PostedNov 5, 2013
[no-lexicon]The Obama Administration has taken significant steps to strengthen the climate resilience of America’s communities and economy. Today, President Obama signed an Executive Orderthat directs Federal agencies to take a series of steps to make it easier for American communities to strengthen their resilience to extreme weather and prepare for other impacts of climate change.[/no-lexicon]
PostedMay 22, 2012
The low streamflows seen throughout much of New England this April do not foreshadow a summer drought, as researchers have determined summer rainfall plays a bigger role than snowmelt runoff in determining streamflows in the summer.
PostedMay 9, 2012
Recent warming of terrestrial climates combined with decreased stream flows has raised concerns about possible increases in stream temperatures in the Pacific continental United States.
PostedOct 12, 2010
The EPA National Water Program has released an update to its Response to Climate Change Strategy.The original 2008 Strategy included 44 "Key Actions" to be undertaken during 2008 and 2009.