EPA announces the release of the final National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change , following a public comment period.
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.
PostedDec 11, 2012
Oceans, Physical Climate, Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Carbon Cycle, Indicators, Human Health, Adaptation
A new EPA report brings together data from multiple public and peer-reviewed datasets to show observed changes over time in 26 indicators of climate change – including measures of greenhouse gases , high and low temperatures, heavy rainfall, snowfall, pollen season and sea level rise.
PostedJun 14, 2012
Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Human Health
A series of studies by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and academic institutions offers accumulating evidence that climate change is both lengthening and intensifying pollen seasons in many parts of the 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.
PostedFeb 22, 2012
Mitigation, International, Agriculture & Food, Human Health
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week announced the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, a voluntary partnership that includes the United States, Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to reduce short-lived atmospheric pollutants such as methane, hydrofluorocarbons, and black carbon , or soot.