NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards over $1 million to improve climate information, services for extreme heat resilience 29 June 2021

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards over $1 million to improve climate information, services for extreme heat resilience

Five new projects will build on outcomes from NOAA’s community-led urban heat mapping campaigns

The projects will support decision making in city neighborhoods grappling with inequitably distributed impacts from the deadliest weather-related risk in the United States—extreme heat. 

UN Report Warns Global Drought Exposure Will Increase 29 June 2021

UN Report Warns Global Drought Exposure Will Increase

The report states that within the next 80 years, 129 countries will experience an increase in drought exposure mainly due to climate change.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Rolls Out Southeast Region 24 June 2021

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Rolls Out Southeast Region

The Southeast faces numerous climate hazards, and this targeted set of resources can help communities across the region build climate resilience.

American Samoa Faces Health Threats, Stronger Storms, and Challenges for Coral Reefs from Climate Change, Says New Report 8 June 2021

American Samoa Faces Health Threats, Stronger Storms, and Challenges for Coral Reefs from Climate Change, Says New Report

A new assessment led by the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) team offers insights about climate change risks in American Samoa and supports climate-wise planning

Anthropogenic Climate Change Exacerbated Impacts of Hurricane Sandy, Study Says 2 June 2021

Anthropogenic Climate Change Exacerbated Impacts of Hurricane Sandy, Study Says

A recent study co-funded by the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program found that sea level rise caused by anthropogenic climate change increased the extent and severity of damages from the 2012 hurricane.

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