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CPO Postdoc Karen Holcomb to give seminar on West Nile Virus 19 November 2021

CPO Postdoc Karen Holcomb to give seminar on West Nile Virus

A seminar presented by CPO-funded, joint CDC-NOAA postdoc Dr. Karen Holcomb will introduce the new NOAA-CDC collaboration aimed at providing a bridge between agencies to jointly address public health concerns. The seminar will focus on the impact of weather on West Nile Virus predictions.

CAFA contributes to NOAA’s response to the Executive Order on Climate 12 November 2021

CAFA contributes to NOAA’s response to the Executive Order on Climate

CAFA personnel contributed to a NOAA Technical Memorandum on how to make fisheries and aquaculture more resilient to climate change. 

Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States 12 November 2021

Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States

A new study, part of NOAA's Drought Task Force IV research, shows the leading cause of the rapid increase of wildfires over the western U.S. is the rapid increase of surface air vapor pressure deficit.

Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) Best Research Practices Guidelines draft now open for comments 12 November 2021

Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) Best Research Practices Guidelines draft now open for comments

A draft report titled “Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions Observation and Monitoring Best Research Practices” seeks review comments.

NOAA Climate Program Office’s International Adaptation Partnerships Highlighted at COP26 12 November 2021

NOAA Climate Program Office’s International Adaptation Partnerships Highlighted at COP26

Several new projects—including those focused on island resilience and coastal blue carbon—were highlighted during events hosted by the U.S. Center.

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