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: USGS International Panel on Climate Change Contributions Highlighted in DOI Newswave
USGS authors of the next IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), are featured in the Spring 2012 edition of DOI Newswave. The article also mentions USGS contributions to the U.S. Global Change Research Program's upcoming National Climate Assessment (NCA). In the IPCC AR5, Virginia Burkett is a Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 1, Point of Departure; Abby Sallenger is a Lead Author of Chapter 5, Coastal Systems and Low-Lying Areas; and Margaret Hiza Redsteer is a Lead Author of Chapter 15, Adaptation Planning and Implementation.