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Scientists at the Bureau of Reclamation have increased the spatial resolution of the newest climate models to make them more useful for water managers.
Atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions will soon pass 400 parts per million (ppm), up from 316 ppm in 1958 when modern record keeping began and an estimated 280 ppm at the start of the Industrial Revolution, according to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego.
The first images from the newest Landsat satellite have been released by NASA and USGS, showing the intersection of the Great Plains and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
The capacity of an individual to safely perform sustained labor under heat stress (labor capacity) has already decreased by 10 percent globally over the past few decades, and is predicted to decrease by another 10 percent by 2050 due to increasing temperatures and humidity.
Move away from water-intensive crops, properly schedule irrigation, and scale back acreage to be planted: these are a few ways in which New Mexico farmers can prepare themselves for the effects of drought, according to a new publication by New Mexico State University.
Case studies of California farmers show an increasing number are adopting more sustainable water management practices.
With the Kyoto Protocol—an international agreement among 37 countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—set to expire next December, negotiations at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa this week centered around the question of whether countries will accep