A comprehensive U.S. Forest Service report released Tuesday examines the ways expanding populations, increased urbanization, and changing land-use patterns could profoundly impact natural resources nationwide during the next 50 years.
PostedDec 24, 2012
Adaptation, Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Human Health, Cities & Infrastructure, Oceans, Water Resources
EPA announces the release of the final National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change , following a public comment period.
PostedMay 22, 2012
Water Resources, Indicators, Extreme Events
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.
PostedApr 18, 2012
Physical Climate, Observations, Water Resources, Human Health, Extreme Events
Last week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released temperature data showing that, in the contiguous United States, March 2012 was warmer than any other March on record.
PostedApr 13, 2012
Physical Climate, Modeling, Water Resources, International
Cross-posted from USGS , a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Spring rains in the eastern Horn of Africa are projected to begin late this year and be substantially lower than normal. From March - May, the rains are expected to total only 60 to 85 percentage of the average rainfall in this region. This is a significant deterioration
PostedNov 4, 2010
Physical Climate, Modeling, Water Resources, Land Use & Land Cover
Announcing the next installment of "Climate Conversations," USGCRP's monthly seminar/webinar series, presented by Dr. Jeffrey S. Deems, and Dr. Thomas H. Painter.
PostedOct 12, 2010
Water Resources, Adaptation
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.
PostedSep 27, 2010
Scenarios, Mitigation, Water Resources, Adaptation
The EPA recently released a Tabletop Exercise Tool (TTX Tool) that is designed to introduce users to the potential impacts of climate change on the water sector and prepare them for emergency response.