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(Unless otherwise noted, all news pieces were written by Gyami Shrestha.)

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2014

October, 2014

Overview of the USGCRP research enterprise and recent highlights that demonstrate how the Program is meeting the mandate of the Global Change Research Act and fulfilling its 2012–2021 Strategic Plan...

Foster climate-resilient lands and waters; Manage and enhance U.S. carbon sinks; Enhance community preparedness and resilience by utilizing and sustaining natural resources; Modernize Federal programs, investments, and delivery of services to build resilience and enhance sequestration of biological carbon....

Forty one proposals from a total of 235 compliant Step-2 proposals addressing six specific research themes were selected for funding. The combined total funding provided by NASA, DOE, USDA, and NOAA member Programs of the CCIWG for these investigations is approximately $37 million over three years....

September, 2014

Oil and Gas Methane Partnership, Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture, Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation, City Action to Reduce Methane and Black Carbon from Municipal Solid Waste, New York Declaration on Forests, Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, Executive Order on Climate-Resilient International Development....

...Between 1990 and 2013, a 34% increase in radiative forcing—or atmospheric heat-trapping—caused by long-lived greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide....

...The 2014 Budget comprises four analyses that present emissions data for 2013, projections for 2014, and implications for future climate change and energy choices....The Global Carbon Atlas, worldwide and by country....

Conceptualized during the the CCIWG/US Carbon Cycle Science sponsored Workshop on Human-Carbon Interactions in Urban Systems....

August, 2014

Since its initiation in 2007, this activity has brought together scientists involved in two core elements of the USGCRP: the North American Carbon Program (NACP) and the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB)....

...investigations to advance the development of a carbon monitoring system (CMS). Emphasis is directed towards continued development of CMS pilot studies and acquisition, field sampling, quantification, and development of prototype Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) system capabilities.

...of interest to AmeriFlux, Fluxnet, NACP, CarboNA principal investigators, researchers & students; those interested in the carbon cycle of North America & adjacent coastal waters; scientists and government managers associated with US, Canadian, and Mexican Carbon Programs; social scientists, policy makers, stakeholders; and others seeking to improve the scientific basis of decision making.

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