A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
DOINews: Third National Climate Assessment Describes Current and Future Impacts of Climate Change on U.S.
The Third National Climate Assessment (NCA) provides a comprehensive summary of climate change impacts on the U.S., now and in the future. The report includes observed trends and projected future conditions of climate change in the United States, as well as information on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) was pleased to provide input and support for the Alaska Region chapter and technical report sections of the NCA. AK CSC Directors Steve Gray and Scott Rupp authored portions of the technical input, while a number of other partner scientists contributed in a variety of ways. The AK CSC anticipates that its stakeholders will use the 2013 NCA national report and the Alaska regional report as a definitive source of baseline information on observed changes and anticipated trends in climate and ecosystems. The AK CSC looks forward to continuing its involvement in the NCA process, and to incorporating recommendations from the report into our Center's Science Strategy.