Category Archives: Climate Change
Written on August 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm, by Rebecca Bruno
USGS scientists study walruses off the northwestern Alaska coast in August as part of their ongoing study of how the Pacific walrus are responding to reduced sea ice conditions in late summer and fall.
Written on August 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm, by Rebecca Bruno
USGS scientists are collecting water samples and other data to determine trends in ocean acidification from the least explored ocean in the world.
Written on August 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm, by Rebecca Bruno
In support of the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, USGS scientists use satellite remote sensing to assess agricultural conditions that foretell famine.
Written on July 14, 2011 at 9:47 am, by Rebecca Bruno
New USGS research shows that rice could become adapted to climate change and some catastrophic events by colonizing its seeds or plants with the spores of tiny naturally occurring fungi. The DNA of the rice plant itself is not changed; instead, researchers are re-creating what normally happens in nature.
Written on July 9, 2011 at 10:27 am, by Rebecca Bruno
Now that field work has wrapped up at the Ice Age “Snowmastodon” fossil site near Snowmass Village, Colo., USGS and other scientists will begin work on unraveling the climate and environmental history of the area.
Written on July 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm, by Rebecca Bruno
USGS scientists are studying the Earth’s conditions 3 million years ago to gain insight into the impacts of future climate. Join us Aug. 3 in Reston, Va., to learn how this information is used to better understand the magnitude of changes forecast for the end of this century.
Written on April 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm, by Rebecca Bruno
Over the past four decades, about 14% of the ice and permanent snow of Washington’s Mount Rainier has melted due to combined recent warming and reduced precipitation.
Written on March 28, 2011 at 8:05 am, by Rebecca Bruno
USGS science supports management, conservation, and restoration of imperiled, at-risk, and endangered species.
Written on March 27, 2011 at 3:13 pm, by Rebecca Bruno
In a unique application of data, this year’s report provides the nation’s first assessment of birds on public lands and waters.