The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new national standards on carbon pollution emitted from new natural gas and coal power plants “in order to combat climate change and improve public health.” The new standards—a major part of President Obama’s Climate Acti
The Department of the Interior has approved a major wind energy project in northwestern Arizona—about 40 miles northwest of Kingman—as part of an overall national effort to reduce carbon emissions.
In an attempt to help America’s farmers, ranchers and forest owners adapt to climate change, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) created the world’s largest dataset of soil carbon levels.
President Obama introduced a new climate action plan yesterday, outlining ways in which the U.S. will reduce its carbon emissions, as well as plans for adapting to climate change impacts.
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.
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.
Food prices are predicted to increase 3 to 4 percent this year, due to the severe drought in the Midwest last year, according to the 2013 Food Price Outlook from the USDA.
Streams and rivers in the U.S.
A new climate adaptation strategy, produced by a partnership of federal, state, and tribal agencies in response to a call to action by Congress, outlines goals and steps that managers, decision-makers, and private land owners can take to reduce the current and expected impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, plants, and ecosystems ov
The U.S. Department of the Interior approved three major renewable energy projects—two photovoltaic solar and one wind—in California and Nevada last week.