Urban Northeast RISA to host seminar: Environmental Justice Research and Action—Examples from a Community-University Relationship in Massachusetts 31 March 2021

Urban Northeast RISA to host seminar: Environmental Justice Research and Action—Examples from a Community-University Relationship in Massachusetts

The April 7th event will welcome Dr. Patricia Fabian and Dr. Madeleine Scammell of the Boston University School of Public Health, and Roseann Bongiovanni, Executive Director of GreenRoots, a Chelsea-based environmental justice organization, who will discuss C-HEAT: a collaborative study of heat exposure in Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts.

NIDIS supports FEMA Region VIII Local Mitigation Planning Workshop 31 March 2021

NIDIS supports FEMA Region VIII Local Mitigation Planning Workshop

The workshop will provide guidance on developing or updating local hazard mitigation plans to meet the requirements for FEMA assistance. NIDIS will talk about drought as one hazard that should be considered during the planning effort, highlight data and resources on the U.S. Drought Portal to aid planners in their drought risk assessment, and join a panel on Federal Resources for Hazard Planning. 

Who is vulnerable and who is resilient to coastal flooding? Lessons from Hurricane Sandy in New York City 31 March 2021

Who is vulnerable and who is resilient to coastal flooding? Lessons from Hurricane Sandy in New York City

Based on primary data that documented the impacts of and recovery from Hurricane Sandy in New York City, researchers identified which of the common indicators reflect vulnerability and resilience to coastal flooding in urban areas. 

NOAA to support BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue 31 March 2021

NOAA to support BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue

The day-long Dialogue is an opportunity for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) climate justice scholars, organizers, and funders to come together to explore how to inclusively engage, inform, and empower the public to participate in just solutions to the climate crisis—an essential undertaking if humanity is to meet the urgency and scale of the challenge.

Great Lakes RISA publishes a practitioner's guide to climate model scenarios 30 March 2021

Great Lakes RISA publishes a practitioner's guide to climate model scenarios

The choice of representative concentration pathways (RCPs) and shared socioeconomic pathways (SSPs) are critical to using climate projections to make decisions, but where these scenarios come from and what they mean is complex but necessary to understand. The Great Lakes RISA guide is geared toward practitioners already using or wanting to use future climate information in their work, but who are not familiar with the underlying assumptions and choices surrounding climate data. 

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