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.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
U.S. Geological Survey, North Carolina, Climate Change, Conservation, External News
Environmental scientists from the local, national and international levels convened at North Carolina State University Thursday evening (August 27) to discuss climate change and its impact on agriculture. Before the event, North Carolina Public Radio interviewed several scientists to get the scoop on the issues at hand!
U.S. Geological Survey, Climate Change, Conservation, Science, External News
Coastal managers and planners now have access to a new U.S. Geological Survey handbook that, for the first time, comprehensively describes the various models used to study and predict sea-level rise and its potential impacts on coasts.
U.S. Geological Survey, North Carolina, Climate Change, Conservation, Press Release
Building up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in December 2015 (COP 21 - Paris Climate 2015), the French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS (FACTS) conference series is back for a second edition with 12 events across the United States and Canada. The conference series will be making a stop in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday, August 27th at North Carolina State University.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Climate Change, External News
Researchers from around the world take a look into a future with warmer forests. This flurry of data collection represents the largest and most robust warming experiment conducted in a forest ecosystem.
What happens to the value of coastal habitat and wildlife as shorelines continue to be lost to rising sea levels and increasingly frequent extreme weather events? This question is particularly important for coastal National Wildlife Refuge managers.
North Carolina, Climate Change, Youth, Press Release
The Southeast Climate Science Center recently had the chance to dig a little deeper into the work of 2014 Global Change Fellow, Michael Just. Michael's research focuses on fire ecology and the impact that wildfires have on vegetation and habitats.
U.S. Geological Survey, Climate Change, Press Release
A team of North Carolina State University and U.S. Geological Survey researchers authored a recently released article that explores the impact of climate change and urbanization on fire-dependent ecosystems.
North Carolina, New York, Climate Change, Press Release
A research team, supported by the Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC), recently conducted a study to understand the effects that habitat, species identity, and diversity have on the levels of food removal by these urban arthropods.
U.S. Geological Survey, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the Southeast Climate Science Center is awarding nearly $150,000 for research to guide natural and cultural resource managers in helping wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change.
New York, Climate Change, Native Americans, Press Release
Aranzazu Lascurain, Program Coordinator at the Southeast Climate Science Center, was a presenter at the Natural Resources Committee of the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) meeting on Oneida Indian lands in New York state on December 2, 2014.
Congratulations to Ayse Karanci, Ph.D. student at North Carolina State University and Global Change Fellow through the Southeast Climate Science Center, who received the Student Educational Award from the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association!
The SE CSC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ryan Boyles as the center's new university director. He is also the State Climatologist and Extension Associate Professor in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
U.S. Geological Survey, Colorado, Climate Change, Press Release
Multiple projects funded by the DOI Climate Science Centers were represented at the Second State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling Conference that was held on September 16-18, 2014 in Fort Collins, CO.