Great Basin Climate Forum hosts spring forum 18 May 2015

Great Basin Climate Forum hosts spring forum

The Great Basin Climate Forum series, a partnership of the California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP) RISA and the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative, brought together over 90 attendees from around the Great Basin region to discuss "What can we learn from the past four years of drought?" on April 8, 2015.
NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $22.3 million to advance climate science 10 February 2015

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $22.3 million to advance climate science

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) has awarded more than $22.3 million to support 77 multi-year projects conducted by research partners.  With these new awards, CPO helps improve the breadth and scope of climate research, and offers opportunities for collaboration within and integration between programs. Potential research results will likely have impacts far beyond individual projects and funding programs.

Charting Colorado’s Vulnerability to Climate Change 5 February 2015

Charting Colorado’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

The CPO-funded WWA RISA, in collaboration with Colorado State University, conducted a broad study of climate vulnerability for the state of Colorado. Drawing from existing data and peer-reviewed research, the study summarizes the key challenges facing seven sectors: ecosystems, water, agriculture, energy, transportation, outdoor recreation and tourism, and public health.
Longtime RISA PI to be honored at 2014 AGU Meeting 2 December 2014

Longtime RISA PI to be honored at 2014 AGU Meeting

Kelly Redmond, Climatologist with the Desert Research Institute and Co-Principal Investigator for the Southwest Climate Science Center, will be honored for his lifetime of work at the 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco on December 15-19, 2014.
SCIPP RISA celebrates new logo, website 2 December 2014

SCIPP RISA celebrates new logo, website

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (a RISA program) is celebrating its re-designed SCIPP website. Over the past year the SCIPP team worked to simplify and make the site more functional. They also have a new logo and look.
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