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May 30, 2019

Earth Science Matters - Volume 8, Spring 2019

This issue of Earth Science Matters highlights recently published research that contribute to an improved understanding of how changing land use, climate, and environment affect communities, ecosystems, and the services they provide.

Date published: May 30, 2019

Giant sequoia responses to extreme drought

This article is part of the Spring 2019 issue of the Earth Science Matters Newsletter.

Date published: May 15, 2019

Climate R&D-funded Scientist's Work Highlighted as USGS Top Story

Climate R&D-funded scientist, Kristen Manies, recently had her research with methane sensing drones highlighted as a USGS top story. The work uses unmanned aircraft to “sniff” methane gas escaping from thawing permafrost. Learn more about the amazing work...

Date published: April 26, 2019

National Climate Change Viewer data used in an evaluation comparing statistical downscaling methods and data sets

A comprehensive evaluation comparing hydroclimate projections derived from six statistically downscaled data sets, including data underpinning the National Climate Change Viewer (NCCV) was recently published.

Date published: April 5, 2019

California is ‘Browning’ More in the South During Droughts

Vegetation in the southern part of the state is being hit harder due to climate change, UCLA-led study finds.

Date published: March 5, 2019

Land Change Science Seminar

Changing Drought Extremes as a Growing Stressor of Eco-Hydro-Socio-Systems: Strategic Opportunities & Challenges for Multi-Disciplinary USGS Research