In order to evaluate the effects of climate change on water availability in the U.S., Department of the Interior agencies have released two new products.
Stream temperatures in the western U.S. are not warming as quickly as scientists expected, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters.
In west-central Texas, land-surface temperatures have warmed by 1.3 degrees F per decade in the vicinity of large wind farms, according to a new study in Nature Climate Change. This region contains four of the world’s largest wind farms.
There is general consensus among scientists that in a warmer world, dry regions are predicted to get drier and wet regions are predicted to get wetter.
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Global warming may initially increase plant growth in Arizona grasslands, but then will stunt growth as more time passes, according to a recent Nature Climate Change publication.
North Atlantic sea-surface temperatures—which influence climate around the world—are largely influenced by the emissions of fine atmospheric particles, known as aerosols, from human and volcanic activity.
After analyzing records at 35 headwater basins in the U.S. and Canada, scientists at the Long Term Ecological Research Network find that as temperatures increase in these snowpack regions, a large amount of stream water is lost due to evaporation.
Taking a new view on the effects of climate change, the National Wildlife Federation describes the effects of climate change on wildlife from the perspective of hunters and fisherman, “America’s first conservationists.” The