A new EPA report presents a set of 30 indicators that track the causes and effects of climate change . Written for general audiences, the report aims to help readers understand long-term climate-related trends observed across the atmosphere, oceans, snow and ice, ecosystems, and public health.
PostedMay 16, 2014
International, Carbon Cycle, Agriculture & Food, Human Health, Adaptation
A study published recently in the journal Nature contends that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will decrease the amount of zinc and iron in certain staple crops like wheat, rice, and soybeans.
PostedMar 18, 2014
Mitigation, Cities & Infrastructure, Human Health, Adaptation
Three types of roofing can help to cool urban heat islands, according to a study by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) researchers and collaborators recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
PostedMar 1, 2014
On Thursday, March 13th, USGCRP and partners will hold a public forum to inform the development of the interagency Special Report on the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States.
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.
PostedJul 2, 2013
Education, Indicators, Human Health
Fourteen interns hailing from colleges and universities around the country are making essential contributions to the work of USGCRP this summer.
PostedJun 4, 2013
Education, Extreme Events, Human Health, Cities & Infrastructure
NOAA recently unveiled a new and improved version of Climate.gov, a one-stop web resource for information about our changing climate from NOAA and agencies across the federal government.
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.