A new section of GlobalChange.gov features indicators that visually communicate some of the key aspects and effects of climate change . Users can provide feedback to help shape a broader indicators system that will inform the next National Climate Assessment.
PostedSep 18, 2014
Oceans, International, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Agriculture & Food, Human Health
In coordination with the National Ocean Council, the Department of State is requesting expert reviewers for the draft United Nations World Ocean Assessment (WOA). The WOA assesses the ocean's role in the Earth system, food security and food safety, human activities, and biological diversity.
PostedMar 27, 2014
Oceans, Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Carbon Cycle
The U.S. Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification , released on March 27th, will guide research and monitoring investments to improve understanding of ocean acidification, its potential impacts on marine species and ecosystems, and adaptation and mitigation strategies.
PostedSep 20, 2013
Oceans, Ecosystems & Biodiversity
According to a new technical report prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment, the Nation's valuable ocean ecosystems and marine resources are already being affected by a changing climate.
PostedJun 7, 2013
Oceans, Scenarios, Modeling, Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity
According to a new U.S. Geological Survey report, San Francisco Bay - which has already lost the majority of its marsh habitat since the 19th Century - could lose even more marshes by the year 2100, due to sea level rise.
PostedApr 23, 2013
Agriculture & Food, Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Energy, Oceans, Water Resources
In recognition of Earth Day 2013, the USGS is highlighting examples of climate change impacts to a variety of places and people across the globe.
PostedMar 26, 2013
Oceans, Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Adaptation
In cooperation with state, tribal, and federal agency partners, the Obama Administration today released the first nationwide strategy to help public and private decision makers prepare for and reduce the current and future impacts of climate change on species, habitats, ecosystems, and the people and economies that depend on them.
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.
PostedMar 13, 2012
Oceans, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Carbon Cycle
A new study concludes that the current rate of ocean acidification is higher than at any time in at least the last 300 million years and attributes this ecosystem -threatening change to the huge quantities of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere from fossil-fuel burning and deforestation.
PostedAug 30, 2010
Oceans, Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity
A new study co-authored by USGS scientists has used genomics to show that a distinct decline in horseshoe crab numbers has occurred that parallels climate change associated with the end of the last Ice Age.