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California-Nevada RISA Collaborates with American Planning Association on Climate Resilience Report 27 July 2021

California-Nevada RISA Collaborates with American Planning Association on Climate Resilience Report

The report proposes a framework for climate resilience planning in the San Diego region, highlighting ways that planning can be made more effective through collaboration.

New Study Models Users’ Trust in Drought Forecasts 15 June 2021

New Study Models Users’ Trust in Drought Forecasts

The findings show how users’ trust in drought forecasts significantly influences the way the information is integrated with their existing knowledge.

NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project Among First Round of Ocean Decade Endorsed Actions 15 June 2021

NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project Among First Round of Ocean Decade Endorsed Actions

The Project will harness the expertise of multiple U.S. agencies and partners to advance the development of tools, approaches, and capacity for integrating coastal blue carbon, such as seagrasses and mangroves, in the preparation of national greenhouse gas inventories in select developing countries. 

American Samoa Faces Health Threats, Stronger Storms, and Challenges for Coral Reefs from Climate Change, Says New Report 8 June 2021

American Samoa Faces Health Threats, Stronger Storms, and Challenges for Coral Reefs from Climate Change, Says New Report

A new assessment led by the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) team offers insights about climate change risks in American Samoa and supports climate-wise planning

NIST and NOAA Publish Findings from Wave Two of Business Resilience Study 8 June 2021

NIST and NOAA Publish Findings from Wave Two of Business Resilience Study

The publications include early outcomes and a data instrument from wave two of their study on small- and medium-sized business resilience to natural hazards and COVID-19. Because small- and medium-sized businesses make up a significant portion of the economy, understanding interactions between disruptions and pre-existing social stressors is fundamental for implementing equitable adaptation and improved resilience.

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