Climate RSS feed of news related to Climate en Broadening Opportunities for Tomorrow’s Climate Adaptation Scientists;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Climate Adaptation Scientists of Tomorrow (CAST) Program at the Northeast CASC completed its second year of providing underrepresented students with critical science skills and research experience.</p> Fri, 1 Dec 2023 12:53:35 EST dbf04dda-ce06-4f58-af8e-519bdff803d9 ( U.S. Geological Survey Midwest CASC Hosts Workshop on the Adaptive Capacity of Inland Fishes;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Midwest CASC hosted a two-day workshop addressing the adaptation of inland fishes to climate change, featuring a “pitch session” that explored new ideas for adaptive capacity applications.</p> Fri, 1 Dec 2023 12:46:54 EST 672ca3e5-2e91-4a38-ba12-4ed47de8fa6b ( U.S. Geological Survey New Interactive Sea-Level Rise Tool for American Samoa;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A new interactive tool funded by the Pacific Islands CASC can help American Samoans visualize and plan for the threats of sea-level rise.</p> Fri, 1 Dec 2023 12:17:12 EST cc4c0c2c-c6c4-4b3e-82f9-a15a44b0310d ( U.S. Geological Survey Looking at a 4,800-Year-Old Record of Subalpine Forest Response to Fire in the Northern Rockies;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>North Central CASC scientists use lake sediment cores to demonstrate that subalpine forests have been remarkably resilient to past climate and fire events. </p> Fri, 1 Dec 2023 11:44:44 EST ed707978-9865-49c1-b75e-7694834868f7 ( U.S. Geological Survey Project Spotlight: CASCs Build Bridges Between Scientists and Managers to Take on Invasive Species and Climate Change;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>As the cool Northeastern U.S. warms, invasive plants are on the move. The Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Network builds connections between resource managers and researchers to help create better invasive species management in the face of climate change. </p> Thu, 30 Nov 2023 14:46:48 EST a9acbb1d-b9fa-4b2c-b915-f842eceeb317 ( U.S. Geological Survey Climate R&D Poster Sessions and Presentations at the 2023 AGU Meeting;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Are you attending the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting this year in San Francisco? Don't miss these presentations and poster sessions related to work in the USGS Climate Research &amp; Development Program! </p> Wed, 29 Nov 2023 15:30:38 EST 102f71a3-e5a1-48a5-a862-47e5ddf6ab08 ( U.S. Geological Survey DOI Announces Membership for New CASC Federal Advisory Council;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the 19 members who will make up the newly-established Advisory Council for Climate Adaptation Science (ACCAS). Council members from state agencies, Tribal and Indigenous peoples, universities, non-profits, and the private sector will advise the Secretary on the operations and priorities of the Climate Adaptation Science Centers</p> Wed, 29 Nov 2023 10:33:48 EST 1c731962-2cab-4bd6-8fa1-6e7676c085a6 ( U.S. Geological Survey Scientist Spotlight: Steve Jackson and a Career of Looking Back;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Explore the work and career of Steve Jackson, recently retired Senior Science Advisor to the National CASC on Biodiversity and Climate Change.</p> Tue, 28 Nov 2023 16:07:29 EST 2bf51d4c-45f8-432b-b624-6c6f60c40f95 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Friday's Findings—December 1, 2023;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>Title: </strong>Adaptive capacity as a lens to inform decisions on conservation status, invasive species, &amp; climate-adaptation actions </p> <p><strong>Speaker:</strong> Erik Beever, Research Ecologist, USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center</p> <p><strong>Date:</strong> December 1, 2023 from 2:00pm - 2:30pm ET</p> Wed, 22 Nov 2023 16:22:24 EST 6796e79c-5b67-4eae-8228-9f426152524f ( U.S. Geological Survey Young Tree Vulnerability to Drought and Heatwaves Affects Forest Regeneration;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Southwest CASC researchers studied how juvenile trees of five species would respond to drought and extreme heat to better prepare forest managers for a changing climate. </p> Mon, 20 Nov 2023 15:15:11 EST 3089912d-7845-4b2a-a406-121cea518c8e ( U.S. Geological Survey CASC Presentations at the 2023 AGU Meeting;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Are you attending the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting this year in San Francisco? Don't miss these presentations from staff and partners from across the CASC network!</p> Mon, 20 Nov 2023 12:41:50 EST 33cd11b1-2e99-4dff-a5c1-6236b64157d1 ( U.S. Geological Survey Newly Identified Invasive Grasses in Hawaiʻi Pose Significant Fire Risk;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>New flammable invasive grass species and weeds were discovered on five Hawaiian Islands through extensive surveying funded by the Pacific Islands CASC. </p> Mon, 20 Nov 2023 11:33:25 EST 3791e124-1e7e-4866-a293-4b9e82cc2c84 ( U.S. Geological Survey The USGS Updates Major Climate Change Visualization Tool;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS recently updated its National Climate Change Viewer (NCCV), a premier web application for visualizing climate projections across the contiguous United States. The updated tool incorporates the latest CMIP6 climate change models and integrates new guidance on model summarization and weighting. </p> Fri, 17 Nov 2023 14:08:26 EST 855a110e-f8c8-4d8f-81af-c9127332ac78 ( U.S. Geological Survey Research Explores Conservation Strategies for Shifting Walleye Populations;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Given the challenges that warming waters pose to walleye populations, USGS researchers created a data-rich “RAD Walleye Tool” that can help managers determine which lakes are the best candidates for different conservation strategies now and in the future.</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2023 10:54:59 EST 05c7fdfc-ed02-4aa5-adb1-baf872a771ce ( U.S. Geological Survey CASC Scientists Contribute to Fifth National Climate Assessment;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>USGS scientists, including CASC staff, play key role in the Fifth National Climate Assessment. </p> Tue, 14 Nov 2023 12:24:42 EST 79cb24d2-8fa7-4e9b-b199-1681e13146e8 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Attends the Ninth Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Climate Change Conference;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS Southeast Region and the Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) jointly sponsored the ninth Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Climate Change Conference.</p> Mon, 13 Nov 2023 11:05:37 EST 28464967-060c-43b6-b1cd-a1b67d94ea07 ( U.S. Geological Survey New Tool Makes Localized Climate Data More Accessible for All Alaskans;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A new data tool from the Alaska CASC provides open and accessible climate data so that Alaskans can better understand and plan for the expected changes and risks associated with climate change.</p> Fri, 3 Nov 2023 10:45:08 EDT e751a3f6-1918-452c-8a49-9a74249a75b3 ( U.S. Geological Survey Applying the Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD) Framework to Large Rivers;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>National and Midwest CASC scientists co-authored a study that showcases how the RAD framework can enhance management coordination across spatial scales, allowing local innovation and regional vision in the Upper Mississippi River.</p> Tue, 31 Oct 2023 17:06:00 EDT 5852d2e2-c4a0-4421-96fa-103a5f0a0a9b ( U.S. Geological Survey Genetic Rescue is an Underused Strategy in Species Recovery Plans;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A new study by Midwest CASC researchers shows that genetic rescue is an underused conservation strategy for vertebrates across the United States and introduces a quantifiable index that can assist managers in assessing the usefulness of genetic rescue for a given species.</p> Mon, 30 Oct 2023 14:13:35 EDT 1c31e190-c314-4ac1-a49d-805e8dada230 ( U.S. Geological Survey An Increased Understanding of Alaska’s Glacial Lake Outburst Floods;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Researchers from the Alaska CASC used satellite imagery to show that glacial-dammed lakes in Alaska are less full than they used to be, but the frequency of their outbursts has not changed since 1985.</p> Mon, 30 Oct 2023 11:52:13 EDT f408ad5d-be41-46e2-a01f-83f8706dacf3 ( U.S. Geological Survey News Briefs: July-October 2023;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>News Briefs - featuring coastal and ocean science from across the USGS.</p> Fri, 27 Oct 2023 10:31:40 EDT d649a285-7ca2-47dd-aa4e-ed458c7c9186 ( U.S. Geological Survey Now Available: First CONUS-wide Coastal Wetland Collection;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Scientists from across USGS have created the first CONUS-wide collection of key tidal wetland metrics. These metrics provide data on habitat quality, geomorphic vulnerability, and carbon stock that are necessary to understand the current and future ecosystem services provided by coastal wetlands. </p> Mon, 23 Oct 2023 13:29:49 EDT c7b82ee3-7564-4661-b5cf-d198e3910b9d ( U.S. Geological Survey New Decision-Making Framework for Facing an Uncertain Future;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A new, dynamic decision-making tool from North Central and Southeast CASC researchers and partners helps identify resource management challenges, potential solutions, and other considerations under uncertain climatic futures. </p> Thu, 19 Oct 2023 15:04:50 EDT 4569f52f-9a98-4636-b72f-cde0b308e659 ( U.S. Geological Survey Using Climate Models for Global Storm Surge Projections;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In new research, an international team of scientists including USGS oceanographers utilized advanced global hydrodynamic and climate models to project the impact of a warming climate on storm surges—a significant threat to coastal regions.</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2023 18:52:43 EDT ba78a46a-58cf-4cf1-856d-e6dd0997a5e2 ( U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Drowned Reefs Expedition: Coral Cores Provide Glimpse into Climate Past and Future;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In the face of mounting concerns over climate change and human-induced disruptions, the fate of coral reefs hangs in the balance. Seeking to unravel the mysteries of these vital ecosystems, scientists are turning to the past, using coral cores from drowned reef terraces as time capsules to understand how reefs responded to environmental upheavals throughout history.</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2023 18:21:09 EDT f06154dd-47ec-4eda-a101-bf939e4e304d ( U.S. Geological Survey Scientists are people too! Using storytelling to connect people to your science.;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In this workshop, USGS science communicators will showcase diverse science communication careers within the USGS, demonstrating the many paths, skill, and careers science communicators can have within the federal government.</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2023 12:10:01 EDT 001b9fea-f649-43c4-9bff-edf1f9aae1ea ( U.S. Geological Survey 2022 Annual Report;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center 2022 annual report is now available! Learn about our accomplishments, progress, and center culture, while enjoying an array of stunning imagery.</p> Tue, 17 Oct 2023 13:18:14 EDT 7965dcea-887e-4dbb-9a09-1d3b11a2061e ( U.S. Geological Survey 2023 Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards Recognize Northeast CASC Researchers;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Northeast CASC researchers Anthony D’Amato and Michelle Staudinger were recognized by the 2023 Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards given by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.</p> Tue, 17 Oct 2023 08:55:12 EDT 8905b595-adcb-4581-9b69-07978198c0de ( U.S. Geological Survey FORT scientists present research at the 31st Conference of the North American Invasive Species Management Association in Lincoln, Nebraska;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>From October 16-19, 2023, FORT scientists will present their research on invasive species management in North America through conference talks, posters, and networking sessions.</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2023 07:00:00 EDT d50a31ef-e548-4756-b2b3-a134fccfe99f ( U.S. Geological Survey EESI Podcast Features the South Central CASC’s Collaborative Work in the Red River Basin;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A recent episode of “The Climate Conversation” podcast from the Environmental and Energy Study Institute highlights the collaborative climate adaptation efforts of the South Central CASC in the Red River Basin.</p> Wed, 11 Oct 2023 10:38:39 EDT ec268ba4-5553-4550-ab43-63e30d8b500b ( U.S. Geological Survey