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.
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.
PostedFeb 6, 2013
Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Cities & Infrastructure, Human Health, Extreme Events, Adaptation
According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems.
PostedDec 14, 2012
Observations, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Indicators, Human Health, Extreme Events
In front of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) national headquarters building in Reston, Va., two genetically identical lilac bushes are rooted in the earth. To casual observers, they are fragrant adornments to the landscaped property. But to ecologist Jake Weltzin and geographer John Jones—USGS scientists who study plant and animal life-cycle events—they are “Li” and “Lac,” two small but important pieces of a developing climate change indicator system.
PostedMay 1, 2012
Observations, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Extreme Events
Featured on USDA , a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program The Forest Service recently unveiled a product that helps natural resource managers rapidly detect, identify and respond to unexpected changes in the nation's forests by using web-based tools. The satellite-based monitoring and assessment tool aptly called ForWarn , recognizes
PostedMar 21, 2012
Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Extreme Events
As the climate gets warmer, many forests are feeling the heat. Impacts range from increased forest fire hazards and tree mortality to detrimental beetle outbreaks and alterations to leaf abundance and bloom.