Risk of Southwest Megadrought Higher than Thought

The risks of prolonged “megadrought” across the U.S. Southwest, as well as arid/semi-arid regions around the world are substantially higher than believed, according to scientists from Cornell, the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Alaska Gets First Regional Climate Center

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced last week that Alaska will be home to the nation’s first regional climate center, one of eight to be established throughout the country. The new center will be located at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, and should be formally underway within six to eight weeks. With rapidly melting Arctic-sea ice and permafrost, and threats…

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USGS Report Shows a “Dramatic” Decline in U.S. Glaciers

A report just released by the U.S. Geological Survey show a dramatic decline, and rapid acceleration of that decline, in three “benchmark” glaciers the agency has monitored for five decades.