Regional climate hubs and new research tools are among the ways in which the USDA is planning to help the agriculture sector mitigate and adapt to climate challenges.
Higher education institutions have a critical role to play in helping society prepare for the impacts of climate change, but so far have not focused on adaptation sufficiently, according to a new report prepared by the Higher Education Climate Adaptation Committee in support of the America
Continued backing of desalination research and more funding for programs that help reduce water waste are just two of 40 proposals aimed at encouraging conservation and boosting water supplies in the Rio Grande Basin of New Mexico.
Geoengineering techniques—methods of intervening in the Earth’s climate system to reduce global warming—have both costs and benefits, but more research is needed so that if the technologies are actually needed in the future, policy makers can make informed decisions, according to an article in
It will be very difficult for the U.S. to reduce its automobile petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 relative to 2005, according to a new congressionally mandated report by the National Research Council.
Scientists with the Southwest Climate Change Initiative have piloted a new collaborative planning approach aimed to help natural resource managers more effectively coordinate across jurisdictional boundaries to plan for and create management actions to address the future effects of climate change in the Southwest U.S.
In response to a 2009 executive order by President Obama requiring all U.S. government agencies to plan for future climate change, the U.S.
In the Southwest, climate-change-induced drought and warmer temperatures over the past decades have fostered wildfires and reduced the reliability of water supplies; these conditions are likely to continue and possibly intensify in the future, according to a draft of the Third National Climate Assessment, released for public review by a Federal Advisory Committee.