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.  

The Climate Resilience Fund Announces New Awards to Accelerate U.S. Climate Resilience-Building, in Partnership with CPO 22 October 2020

The Climate Resilience Fund Announces New Awards to Accelerate U.S. Climate Resilience-Building, in Partnership with CPO

From land-use planning to energy and transportation, decision makers in many sectors across the country are increasingly seeking tools, services, and resources to build resilience to climate-related impacts at local and regional levels.

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.

Research approach helps identify communities vulnerable to wildfire smoke events 15 October 2020

Research approach helps identify communities vulnerable to wildfire smoke events

Closer examination to impacts across space and time will help public health officials identify and communicate to the most vulnerable communities as smoke plumes spread.

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