30
JUN
2016

Cattle Heat Stress Alert

Below is an example of the SERCH LIGHTS Cattle Heat Stress Alert. To subscribe to this alert for your location, please click here. This message is a Cattle Heat Stress Alert. There are cattle heat stress conditions forecast for your location*. If you would like to continue...
08
MAR
2016

Climate Hub developing alerts for pests, heat stress, El Niño, and more

by Sarah Wiener The USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) is focused on providing current and applicable climate information to land managers. One of the ways SERCH is accomplishing this is through a tool called SERCH LIGHTS, which is an email alert system that notifies...
08
FEB
2016

2016 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference Announced

by Sarah Wiener The 2016 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference will be held September 12-14 in Charlotte, NC, and presentation and session submission forms are now available. The 2016 conference will build on the success of the inaugural 2014 event. Practitioners, researchers,...
02
FEB
2016

Climate Vulnerabilities of Loblolly Pine, Part II: Precipitation

by John Hastings This is the second in a two-part blog series by John Hastings, graduate student at North Carolina State University’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. John can be reached with questions at jmhastin@ncsu.edu. Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) is the...
06
JAN
2016

Caribbean Climate Sub-Hub Releases First in a New Video Series

by Sarah Wiener, with text and video credits to Caribbean Climate Sub-Hub The Caribbean Climate Sub-Hub (CCSH) recently released the first of four videos, this one covering cattle and dairy farming in the Tropics. The video focuses on adaptation practices for tropical dairy...
05
JAN
2016

Climate Vulnerabilities of Loblolly Pine, Part I: Temperature

by John Hastings This is the first in a two-part blog series by John Hastings, graduate student at North Carolina State University’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. John can be reached with questions at jmhastin@ncsu.edu. Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) is...
01
DEC
2015

Managing Swine in an El Niño Winter; Ask an Expert

by Sarah Wiener El Niño years can bring new and different challenges to farmers, and the 2015/2016 El Niño is shaping up to be a doozy. To help farmers make informed decisions this winter, we’re asking experts about practices and techniques to manage the expected challenges...
02
NOV
2015

Climate Hubs Meet in DC

by Sarah Wiener Last week, the USDA Regional Climate Hubs came together for their annual meeting in our nation’s capital. This was an opportunity for the Hubs to showcase all of the great work we’ve done with agencies across USDA and get some momentum behind projects for the...
06
OCT
2015

Climate Impacts on Loblolly Pine

We’d like to take a moment to introduce our newest staff member, and highlight some of the work she’s done in the past. Aurelia Baca, a current student in the Climate Change and Society Masters Program, recently joined us as an NCSU Cooperator. Before starting...
30
SEP
2015

Public Lands and Carbon Storage

by Sarah Wiener SERCH Director, Steve McNulty, was recently quoted in an article in Climate Central about the role that public lands play in carbon storage, and thus climate change mitigation. The article discusses a study by the US Geological Survey in the Proceedings of the...