climate change · lakes

EPA Releases Updated National Action Plan: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate

EPA has released an updated report addressing ways to build resilience to climate change for water resources has been released by the federal Water Resources and Climate Change Workgroup.  “Looking Forward: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate” updates a 2011 National Action Plan and outlines priority actions to make progress in three… Continue reading EPA Releases Updated National Action Plan: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate

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Climate Change…By the Seashore

By Andy Miller, Ph.D. As the summer winds down, many of us return to school or work with fond memories of trips to the seashore. For me and for many others, where the ocean meets the land are places that are deeply relaxing, reminders of our connections with the natural world. Cordgrass growing across Great… via… Continue reading Climate Change…By the Seashore

climate change · lakes

Bubbling Up: Methane from Reservoirs Presents Climate Change Challenge

By Rose Keane  EPA researcher Jake Beaulieu spends a lot of his time on the water, especially at Harsha Lake, a reservoir just southeast of Cincinnati, OH. He’s not a sailor, nor does he work with marine life. Instead, Beaulieu studies how methane (CH4)—a less discussed but more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide—is emitted… Continue reading Bubbling Up: Methane from Reservoirs Presents Climate Change Challenge

climate · climate change · United States · US EPA

Climate Change Indicators in the United States

Photo 20160204084146757EPA tracks 30 indicators of climate change in the Unites States. You can learn about these climate change indicators on EPA’s Climate Change website and view the complete 2014 Climate Change Report.

You can also find more information on the National Climate Assessment web page.

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Sources: EPA; National Climate Assessment

climate · climate change · training · water quality · water resources

EPA Launches New Online Training Module on Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources

EPA has released a new online training module, “Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources.” This training module is intended to increase water resource professionals’ understanding of the causes of climate change, its potential impacts on water resources, and the challenges that water resource professionals face. The module also describes how federal, state, tribal, and local governments and communities are working to make the United States more resilient to the impacts of climate. The 45-minute training is part of the EPA Watershed Academy Web certificate program. Continue reading “EPA Launches New Online Training Module on Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources”

climate change · Oneida Lake · water quality

Rising Temperatures To Disrupt Oneida Lake’s Ecosystem

If temperatures continue to rise in New York’s Oneida Lake, it’s likely bye bye to the burbot fish there, according to a release from Cornell University. In addition to the local extinction of the cold water fish species, the shallow lake will become more vulnerable to algal blooms and lower oxygen levels, researchers say.The predictions… Continue reading Rising Temperatures To Disrupt Oneida Lake’s Ecosystem