President Obama's big second-term push on climate change is drawing in federal agencies that historically haven't been front-and-center on global-warming policy.
That was clearer than ever Wednesday when the White House rolled out executive actions to help states and communities build their resilience to more intense storms, high heat, sea-level rise, and other effects of climate change.
Agencies involved include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Housing and Urban Development Department, and the Agriculture Department.
"It is fitting that these programs span multiple agencies because many of them are the same ones that help communities recover from destructive extreme weather events," said Daniel J. Weiss, the senior vice president for campaigns at the League of Conservation Voters.
While EPA rules to cut carbon emissions from power plants have been by far the highest profile piece of the White House climate agenda, Wednesday's announcements highlight what has been a less flashy effort: Girding communities against effects of climate change that are already underway or expected in the future.
Here's how some of these agencies are deepening their involvement: