News Highlights

U.S. Temperatures and Billion-Dollar Disasters

Climate Central reports that 2021 was the 4th hottest year on record for the U.S. We were also hit with a staggering 20 billion-dollar disasters.

Growing Public Climate Concern in 2021

Climate Central reports that along with 2021’s extreme heat, wildfires, hurricanes, and floods, we saw a remarkable increase in the American public’s understanding and concern about climate change.

America the Beautiful: Conservation Report

President Biden has challenged Americans to join together in an inclusive and locally led effort to conserve at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030. View the Year 1 report and learn more about how to get involved here.

Seasonality and Climate Change

A new report from EPA, Seasonality and Climate Change: A Review of Observed Evidence in the United States, discusses how climate change affects the timing and nature of seasonal events, summarizes changes that have been observed in the United States, and describes the implications of these changes.

The Warming Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas (December 25 to January 5) have been warming for 97% of locations evaluated since 1969.

Trending: National Geographic Highlights 5 Environmental Victories of 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, National Geographic highlights five environmental victories that may support positive conservation outcomes in the years ahead.

December 2021 U.S. Climate Outlook: A La Niña-like pattern with warmth over much of the U.S.

The December 2021 outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center suggests much of the United States will observe a warmer-than-average month, except for the northern tier of the country. Meanwhile, a drier-than-average end to the year is favored across the Southeast, with wetter-than-normal conditions across the Great Lakes and Pacific Northwest.

Climate Central’s 2021 Winter Package

Climate Central breaks down four key concepts to highlight when discussing climate change and the winter season. KEY CONCEPTS This year’s Winter Package looks at local and national trends in […] more »

Land Trust Alliance Applauds New Federal Dollars for Natural Climate Solutions, Other Conservation Initiatives in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, today welcomed President Biden’s signature on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes funding for natural climate solutions, ecosystem restoration projects and disaster mitigation efforts.

Trending: U.S. and China issue pledge to slow climate change

Forbes reports trending climate news and additional background information regarding the joint declaration called “Declaration for Enhanced Climate Action in the 2020s,” where Washington and Beijing highlight the importance of limiting the increase in the global average temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius pre-industrial levels and below 2 degrees Celsius.

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