In association with National Public Health Week, the Administration this week unveiled a suite of Federal actions and private-sector commitments to build resilience at the nexus of climate change and public health. A key pillar of these efforts is the development and release of new climate and health-relevant data and tools.
PostedMar 16, 2015
Bangladeshi officials have announced plans to expand the SERVIR satellite-based flood forecasting system for nationwide use. The system uses Jason-2 satellite data to predict flooding as far as eight days in advance, a significant advancement in disaster preparedness for the flood-prone country. SERVIR is a joint initiative between USAID and NASA.
PostedDec 14, 2012
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.
PostedJul 25, 2012
For several days this month, Greenland's surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations.
PostedMay 1, 2012
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...
PostedFeb 3, 2012
Last week, the Interior Department's US Geological Survey (USGS) released details about a landmark airborne survey of permafrost in the Yukon Flats of Alaska that yielded some of the most detailed, data-rich maps of permafrost ever generated.
PostedSep 8, 2010
New Knowledge Towards Solutions; 26-29 March 2012, London.
PostedAug 4, 2010
On June 22, 2010, the National Research Council released the last of its four reports on America's Climate Choices, entitled "Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change."
PostedJun 3, 2009
News (dtd 1 May 2009) from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.