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.
Water systems in the Southwest are among the most vulnerable to future climatic and socio-economic changes, according to a recent study by the U.S. Forest Service in collaboration with researchers at Colorado State University and Princeton University.
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.
In response to a 2009 executive order by President Obama requiring all U.S. government agencies to plan for future climate change, the U.S.
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