News from AK CASC

USGS releases new water cycle illustrations

By Mike Delue | January 6, 2023
Water Cycle illustration.

The USGS has published a series of water cycle diagrams which illustrate the flow of water through natural and human-impacted earth systems. Whether as frozen highways, churning seas, or thawed rivers and streams full of…

glacier in alaska and coastal mountain, Hawai'i

Parallels across the Pacific: A new website launches for the Pacific Islands-Alaska CASC collaboration

By Molly Tankersley | April 15, 2022

The Alaska and Pacific Islands CASCs are announcing the launch of a new website designed to share their unique collaborative efforts exploring the effects of climate change on their local, but comparable, watershed ecosystems. Thousands…

boreal forest

Position Openings: AK CASC Postdoc & NAFWS Graduate Intern

By Molly Tankersley | April 6, 2022

AK CASC Postdoctoral Fellowship The AK CASC invites applications for a research position focusing on the roles of climate variability and change in forest ecosystem responses in Alaska. Existing downscaled historical climate and future climate projections will…

NPS image of burning grasses near mountains

AK CASC scientist Jeremy Littell contributes to new UNEP report highlighting the rising risk of wildfire

By Molly Tankersley | February 24, 2022

Climate change and land-use change are increasing the frequency and intensity of wildfires around the world at an alarming rate. In a new report, Spreading like Wildfire: The Rising Threat of Extraordinary Landscape Fires, by…

glacial river

New bill would permanently authorize the CASC network at USGS

By Molly Tankersley | February 16, 2022

A bill introduced last week by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) would formally authorize the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs). The Climate…