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White House launches new portal to help U.S. communities assess exposure to climate hazards 8 September 2022

White House launches new portal to help U.S. communities assess exposure to climate hazards

The White House, U.S. Department of the Interior, and U.S. Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jointly launched a new website, titled The Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation (CMRA), to help communities across the nation analyze their exposure to a range of climate- related hazards and use this information to apply for federal funds to support climate resiliency projects for their communities.

SCIPP, a NOAA RISA team, to host a webinar on Climate and Infrastructure Funding: A Conversation on Justice Opportunities and Challenges 22 July 2022

SCIPP, a NOAA RISA team, to host a webinar on Climate and Infrastructure Funding: A Conversation on Justice Opportunities and Challenges

This virtual webinar, titled Climate and Infrastructure Funding: A Conversation on Justice Opportunities and Challenges, will bring individuals together from different sectors to identify environmental justice funding and capacity-building resources for disaster resilience when implementing community-led projects.

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Issues Recommendations on Climate Services for COVID-19 1 July 2022

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Issues Recommendations on Climate Services for COVID-19

The role of climate and weather in understanding, predicting, and reducing the impact of COVID-19 is not well understood. This summary highlights both operational and research recommendations for meteorological services around the world to more effectively provide services that support COVID response and recovery.

NOAA & HHS Collaborate on New Climate and Health Outlook 13 May 2022

NOAA & HHS Collaborate on New Climate and Health Outlook

The Climate and Health Outlook from HHS & NOAA, which launched on May 6, serves as a resource to help people, health professionals, and communities protect individual and community health impacted by climate events.

How Will a Warming World Impact El Niño? 5 May 2022

How Will a Warming World Impact El Niño?

ENSO is a major source of seasonal predictability and driver of global climate and extreme events. Changes in the seasonal evolution of ENSO during its onset and decay phases have received little attention by the research community. A new study published in Nature Communications aims to better understand these changes and ENSO’s impact.

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