NOAA, the NCAnet Education Affinity Group, and members of the CLEAN network have published a series of guides to help educators teach climate using the regional chapters of USGCRP’s Third National Climate Assessment.
PostedJul 29, 2014
Agriculture & Food
Today, building on the Climate Data Initiative, the White House unveiled a new theme on climate.data.gov to empower America’s agricultural sector and strengthen the resilience of the global food system to climate change .
PostedJul 9, 2014
The United States and international partners are working together to implement Future Earth, an emerging research program focused on global sustainability.
PostedJul 8, 2014
Agriculture & Food
The U.S. Department of Agriculture invites the public to nominate expert reviewers for the draft report entitled “Global Climate Change , Food Security , and the U.S. Food System.”
PostedJul 2, 2014
Early this morning, NASA launched the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2), a new science satellite that will measure Earth's output and uptake of carbon dioxide—the leading greenhouse gas responsible for climate change .
PostedJun 25, 2014
Both NASA and NOAA have ranked May 2014 as the planet’s hottest May since records began in 1880. UPDATE: Since this article was published, June 2014, August 2014, September 2014, and October 2014 have also set records for monthly average temperatures.
PostedJun 17, 2014
News for fans of fish and fishing: scientists have found a link between climate change and the genetic decline of native cutthroat trout.
PostedMay 29, 2014
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 20, 2014
A NOAA-led study finds that over the past 30 years, the location where tropical cyclones reach maximum intensity has been shifting toward the poles in both the northern and southern hemispheres at a rate of about 35 miles, or one-half degree of latitude, per decade.
PostedMay 16, 2014
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.