North America has at least 500 years of storage in geologic formations that could accommodate carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources.
Suffering from a decade-long drought, the Southern Nevada Water Authority, along with water representatives from New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle, appealed in a Capitol Hill briefing for help from the federal government last week, reports the Las Vegas Review.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA recently announced the release of the first national strategy to help decision makers and resource managers prepare for the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems.
A new study in Science identifies 14 key air pollution control measures that, if implemented, could slow mean global warming by 0.9 degrees F by 2050, as well as increase global crop yields and prevent premature deaths. The control measures target black carbon and methane emissions.
Case studies of California farmers show an increasing number are adopting more sustainable water management practices.
A new study published in PLoS ONE by USGS scientists and other colleagues investigates the likely impacts of climate change on the biology, geography, and water supplies of California’s San Francisco Bay-Delta-River System.
A new study by the Pacific Institute examines the water requirements for current and projected electricity generation in the western U.S. in the area bounded by the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains to the west.