Due to budget cuts including sequestration, the USGS may be forced to cease operation of up to 375 stream gauges across the nation. Currently the agency’s network contains more than 8,000 gauges that monitor stream discharge and help water managers predict and address drought and flood conditions.
In this year’s High Risk Report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that the federal government is not prepared for the costs (explicit or implicit) presented by climate change, mostly because there is no coherent strategic government-wide approach on how to adapt to climate change.
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Despite a lack of national and international climate legislation to avoid dangerous climate change, a new report finds that many countries are taking steps in the right direction and “have progressed or are progressing significant climate and/or energy-related legislation.” Produced by GLOBE International, in partnership with the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics, this
When the Senate and House passed the tax relief bill to avoid the ‘fiscal cliff’ Tuesday, they also extended the Production Tax Credit for renewable energy, a key victory for the wind energy industry.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given the Southern Nevada Water Authority the right of way to install a 263-mile pipeline that will transport billions of gallons of groundwater from rural areas in eastern Nevada to Las Vegas, reports the Associated Press.
If global carbon emissions can be kept to less than 55 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year (GtCO2e/yr) by 2020, the 2°C (3.6°F) global warming target, determined as the maximum increase that would still permit dangerous climate change to be avoided, could be met relatively inexpensively, according to a
If Los Angeles could eliminate coal from its mix of energy sources, implement a myriad of measures including increasing the efficiency of natural gas-fired power plants, and ensure all residents have access to sustainable transportation options, the city could reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 30 percent below 1990 levels.
California’s first cap-and-trade auction of greenhouse gas allowances on November 14 was a huge success, with all of the permits allotted for this year being sold, according to the California Air Resources Board.
The United States and Mexico signed a major agreement this week aimed at guiding management of the Colorado River through 2017.