News & Announcements

Drought at San Luis Reservoir FY 17 Research Funding Available from the AK, SC, SW Climate Science Centers

The Alaska, South Central, and Southwest CSCs are seeking Statements of Interest for research project funding in Fiscal Year 2017

Date published: December 1st, 2016

CSC(s): Alaska CSC, South Central CSC, Southwest CSC

Keywords: Jobs & Opportunities

Yukon River freezing Permafrost Loss Dramatically Changes Yukon River Chemistry and Hydrology with Potential Global Implications

New USGS-led research shows that permafrost loss due to a rapidly warming Alaska is leading to significant changes in the freshwater chemistry and hydrology of Alaska’s Yukon River Basin with potential global climate implications.

Date published: November 30th, 2016

CSC(s): Alaska CSC

Keywords: Freshwater, Publications

Painting showing the construction of James Fort Safeguarding Our Cultural Past from Future Climate Change: Scientists work to protect cultural resources in Jamestown from a changing climate

The Climate Science Centers are helping the National Park Service pinpoint the specific impacts of climate change on parks and their cultural and natural resources. Read more about our work at Jamestown.

Date published: November 28th, 2016

CSC(s): Northeast CSC

Keywords: Coastal, Sea Level Rise, Vulnerability

Firefighter with drip torch setting prescribed burn Forest Fires in Sierra Nevada Driven by Past Land Use

Changes in human uses of the land have had a large impact on fire activity in California’s Sierra Nevada since 1600, according to new research supported by the Southwest Climate Science Center.

Date published: November 21st, 2016

CSC(s): Southwest CSC

Keywords: Fire, Publications

Life Saving Station at Cape Lookout Safeguarding Our Cultural Past from Future Climate Change: Stories from Cape Lookout National Seashore

The Climate Science Centers are helping the National Park Service pinpoint the specific impacts of climate change on parks and their cultural and natural resources. Read more about our work at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Date published: November 18th, 2016

CSC(s): Southeast CSC

Keywords: Sea Level Rise

Photo of the Pecos River, Texas Ecological Drought in the South Central United States: Time is Not on Our Side

As climate changes, the South Central U.S. is expected to experience more frequent and severe droughts. In March, researchers with the South Central CSC met to discuss what this will mean for the region's people and ecosystems.

Date published: November 1st, 2016

CSC(s): South Central CSC

Keywords: Drought

LCC Staff at SECAS meeting Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy Version 1.0 Kicks-off a Regional Long-Term Vision for Conservation

Version 1.0 of the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) has been released! SECAS is a collaborative effort between state fish and wildlife agencies, and federal and non-governmental partners.

Date published: October 30th, 2016

CSC(s): Southeast CSC

Keywords: Adaptation, Partners, Workshops & Meetings

Cover of the NW Climate Magazine. Man with notebook standing in woods. NW Climate Magazine: Water, Fire, Fish and Other Stories About Regional Climate Change Research

This issue of the Northwest Climate Magazine includes stories about research and adaptation efforts related to the issue of water availability in the Northwest.

Date published: October 26th, 2016

CSC(s): Northwest CSC

Keywords: Drought, Partners

Picture of Abby Frazier New Post-doc to Study Drought in Hawai’i and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands

Dr. Abby Frazier, Research Geographer, has recently joined the DOI Pacific Islands Climate Science Center and the USDA Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry as post-doctoral lead of a new effort to understand the future of drought in the Pacific Islands.

Date published: October 21st, 2016

CSC(s): Pacific Islands CSC

Keywords: Drought

Photo of a red iiwi bird, a type of Hawaiian honeycreeper Data Announcement: Forecasting the Future of Hawai’i’s Forest Birds

Researchers with the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center have published a new dataset showing predicted changes in climate and the risk of malaria transmission to forest birds during the last years of the 21st century.

Date published: October 17th, 2016

CSC(s): Pacific Islands CSC

Keywords: Birds, Data