On January 1, the State Department submitted the 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The report details actions that the U.S. is taking domestically and internationally to address climate change.
PostedNov 26, 2013
As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, the Administration recently announced an interagency National Drought Resilience Partnership to help communities better prepare for future droughts and reduce the impact of drought events on livelihoods and the economy.
PostedAug 29, 2013
Each month, planners and decision makers in the great lakes can access cutting-edge research on climate change adaptation without ever leaving their offices. The web-based seminars are helping to inform local and state managers about the potential climate change impacts they need to prepare for—as well as broader issues and solutions.
PostedJul 26, 2013
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
On Tuesday, June 25, in a speech at Georgetown University, President Obama announced his comprehensive plan for steady, responsible action to cut carbon pollution, prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change , and lead international efforts to address climate change as a global challenge.
PostedMay 9, 2013
Today, in conjunction with a series of landmark steps announced by the Obama Administration to unleash troves of useful data from the vaults of government, USGCRP launched a new online tool that promises to accelerate research relating to climate change and human health—the Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health, or MATCH.
PostedApr 9, 2013
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today released a report to Congress on the progress of the National Water Census, which is being developed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to help the nation address its critical water needs.
PostedApr 4, 2013
Many public health impacts have been predicted for climate change , but there has been relatively little exploration of ways to minimize the risks and develop long-term adaptation strategies, according to a recent article published in Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP).
PostedMar 29, 2013
On April 2, the National Climate Assessment will be hosting a discussion session for attendees of the National Adaptation Forum in Denver, CO. The session will focus on using the National Climate Assessment in planning and management for adaptation.
PostedMar 5, 2013
Pesticides, air pollutants, and other contaminants could become increasingly harmful to human health due to climate change , according to a new series of papers published in Environmental Toxicology Chemistry (ET&C).