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News Alert Projections of Future Climate and Annual Runoff — Jun 07, 2018 05:09 AM
Warmer temperatures could increase water loss by evapotranspiration. Without a comparable increase in precipitation, runoff – and thus water available for humans and ecosystems – could be reduced.
News Alert Reptiles and Amphibians Unharmed by Prescribed Fires in Early Growing Season — Jun 06, 2018 11:04 AM
Amphibians and reptiles tend to be most active during the spring and summer, when it’s warmer. A recent study compared how they respond to prescribed fires conducted during the growing season – when vegetation is actively growing – versus those in dormant season months.
News Alert Climate Drivers of Carbon Gain and Water Loss in a Southern Appalachian Forest — May 18, 2018 04:26 AM
Soil respiration is part of a giant puzzle – the carbon cycle. Respiration has a flipside: carbon uptake. Trees pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and use it for growth.
News Alert Megafires, Wildland Fires, and Prescribed Burns — May 18, 2018 04:23 AM
A recent study examined how wildland fires, including megafires, and prescribed burns affect river flow. The study is the first nationwide look at fire impacts on surface freshwater resources.
News Alert State of the Climate — Jul 02, 2012 02:37 PM
View monthly State of the Climate reports from the National Climatic Data Center.
News Alert U.S. Drought Monitor tracks drought across the nation — Jun 28, 2012 09:25 AM
View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
News Alert InciWeb provides the latest wildfire information — Jan 08, 2014 11:59 AM
View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.
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