Palau Faces Stronger Storms, Hotter Weather, and Threats to Ecosystems, Says New Pacific RISA-led Climate Change Report 27 October 2020

Palau Faces Stronger Storms, Hotter Weather, and Threats to Ecosystems, Says New Pacific RISA-led Climate Change Report

The report builds upon the Fourth National Climate Assessment, providing the Republic of Palau a closer look at the implications of climate variability and change for a wide range of sectors. 

Elevating Houses Can Protect Against Damaging Floods. But How High is High Enough? 26 October 2020

Elevating Houses Can Protect Against Damaging Floods. But How High is High Enough?

Millions of Americans have properties facing the threat of destructive floods, with a cost of up to $25,000 in damages for just one inch of floodwater. To manage that risk, people who live in areas designated as river flood zones often seek to raise their homes—but exactly how high to elevate their homes is both a critical and complicated decision.  

Natural Disaster Preparations May Aid Businesses’ Pandemic Response 19 October 2020

Natural Disaster Preparations May Aid Businesses’ Pandemic Response

The social and economic impacts of COVID-19 have battered small- and medium-sized enterprises, putting millions of jobs in the U.S. at risk. And a year rife with natural disasters has not done the many already struggling businesses any favors.

Alaska RISA launches Alaska Statewide Temperature Index Tool 11 August 2020

Alaska RISA launches Alaska Statewide Temperature Index Tool

The collaboratively built tool helps answer the common question asked of Alaskan climatologists: has it been particularly hot/cold lately? 

Urban Northeast RISA contributes to assessment of green infrastructure for reducing risk during Hurricane Sandy 14 July 2020

Urban Northeast RISA contributes to assessment of green infrastructure for reducing risk during Hurricane Sandy

As NOAA promotes green and natural infrastructure, it is helpful to understand the specific arrangements that provide co-benefits to communities.

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