Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

5 August 2022

Congressional Staffers and Media Attend NIDIS/NIHHIS Drought and Heat Webinars

NIDIS and NIHHIS are working together to inform Congress, the media, and other stakeholders how worsening drought and heat conditions are severely impacting communities in the West and Southern Plains.

NIHHIS Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mapping Campaign comes to Montgomery County, MD 5 August 2022

NIHHIS Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mapping Campaign comes to Montgomery County, MD

This Sunday, August 7th, volunteers in Montgomery County, MD will participate in the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) “Urban Heat Mapping Campaign''. The data gathered will inform solutions to combat extreme heat impacts in the county.

NOAA Climate Program Office’s 2023 funding opportunity is now open 1 August 2022

NOAA Climate Program Office’s 2023 funding opportunity is now open

Approximately $11.1 million will be available in FY23 to start new awards in about six different topic areas, pending budget appropriations. 

NIHHIS Launches New Webinar Series Focused on Overlooked and Overburdened Populations 28 July 2022

NIHHIS Launches New Webinar Series Focused on Overlooked and Overburdened Populations

Beginning on August 24th, this webinar series aims to increase awareness of at-risk populations that are typically overlooked and overburdened by extreme heat, create a space for discussions about vulnerability in a judgment free environment, and collect and share resources and ideas for addressing heat risk.

NIHHIS Launches Heat.gov 28 July 2022

NIHHIS Launches Heat.gov

On July 26th, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) launched a new portal, Heat.gov, to provide the public and community decision makers with clear, timely, and science-based information to understand and reduce the health risks of extreme heat.

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