NYC could experience higher heat-related mortality under increased greenhouse gas concentrations, study finds 7 July 2016

NYC could experience higher heat-related mortality under increased greenhouse gas concentrations, study finds

A CPO-supported study projected substantially higher heat-related mortality under RCP 8.5 and substantially reduced deaths under RCP 4.5 in New York City through the 21st century.

New book highlights positive impacts of the NOAA RISA program 22 April 2016

New book highlights positive impacts of the NOAA RISA program

The Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program is proud to announce the release of Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation, an edited volume being published by Wiley & Sons.

Managing Disaster: A new report on the 2013 Oklahoma Tornado 16 February 2016

Managing Disaster: A new report on the 2013 Oklahoma Tornado

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a NOAA RISA team, have released a new report on the emergency management response to the May 2013 EF-5 tornado that struck central Oklahoma. 

What does El Niño mean for California and Nevada? 22 December 2015

What does El Niño mean for California and Nevada?

The California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), a NOAA RISA team, released a two-page outreach document on El Niño and what it might mean for the California-Nevada region. This document draws on both historical records and forecasts to outline multiple possible impacts of El Niño.

CISA RISA releases 4-Pager on South Carolina Floods of October 2015 20 November 2015

CISA RISA releases 4-Pager on South Carolina Floods of October 2015

Members of the Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA), a NOAA RISA team, compiled an integrated assessment of the conditions which contributed to the October 2015 extreme rainfall and flooding events in South Carolina.

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