CPO RISA team and partners win 2019 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research 13 November 2019

CPO RISA team and partners win 2019 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research

The outcomes of the team’s research will protect public safety and enhance community resilience by helping dam owners and regulators in Colorado and New Mexico make better decisions.

South Central U.S. RISA team receives award for Simple Planning Tool 23 October 2019

South Central U.S. RISA team receives award for Simple Planning Tool

The tool is a compilation of relatively easy-to-use online interactive tools, maps, and graphs to assist planners and emergency managers in the state of Oklahoma who are assessing their long-term climate risks, both historically and in the future.

Extreme heat increases pregnant women’s risk of pre-term delivery 30 September 2019

Extreme heat increases pregnant women’s risk of pre-term delivery

Women from states in the U.S. Southeast have the highest rates of premature deliveries in the country. Extreme heat plays a role.

Alaska's Changing Environment: a new report on major observed climate changes 6 September 2019

Alaska's Changing Environment: a new report on major observed climate changes

The Climate Program Office’s Alaska RISA team (Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy), in partnership with the International Arctic Research Center and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, has released a new report, Alaska’s Changing Environment, documenting recent observed profound changes in the environment related to extreme weather events and deviations from the historical climate.

RISA Spokane Community Adaptation Project continues 29 August 2019

RISA Spokane Community Adaptation Project continues

In a new blog post, the project team provides insight to the value of close engagement with climate information user communities.

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