Federal report details climate change in U.S.

Climate change has “firmly moved into the present,” and its harms will become increasingly disruptive across the country during this century and beyond, according to the latest National Climate Assessment. Released May 6, the 840-page document details the effects of climate change in the United States and is expected to guide the Obama administration’s environmental agenda for the next two years.

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Ashley Yeager is the associate news editor at Science News. She has worked at The Scientist, the Simons Foundation, Duke University and the W.M. Keck Observatory, and was the web producer for Science News from 2013 to 2015. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a master’s degree in science writing from MIT.

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