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Walruses and Arctic Sea Ice Retreat

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.

Exploring Arctic Waters

USGS scientists are collecting water samples and other data to determine trends in ocean acidification from the least explored ocean in the world.

Climate Adaptation of Rice

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.

Climate Change Lessons from the Past

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.

Species at Risk

USGS science supports management, conservation, and restoration of imperiled, at-risk, and endangered species.

How Climate Change Affects Wildlife

The USGS, NASA, and other organizations and Federal agencies are studying how climate change affects wildlife and ecosystems.

What Would Happen to Coral Reefs in a High CO2 World?

Using coral growth records and measurements of changing ocean chemistry from increased atmospheric CO2, USGS scientists are providing a foundation for predicting future impacts of ocean acidification and sea-level rise to coral reefs.

Gone With the Wind

Increased dust storm activity may result from enhanced aridity in the Southwest, according to a USGS study.

Help Shape the Future of Our Global Change Science

Provide your input on the draft USGS Global Change Science Strategy by April 8, 2011.

Coastal Wetlands Worldwide may Disappear

Many coastal wetlands worldwide including several on the U.S. Atlantic coast may be more sensitive than previously thought to climate change and sea-level rise in the this century.

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