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NIDIS, CNAP, and Partners Issue Special Edition Drought Status Update for the Western United States 26 January 2023

NIDIS, CNAP, and Partners Issue Special Edition Drought Status Update for the Western United States

This Special Edition Drought Status Update was issued to help answer the question, "What do the recent storms mean for drought in the West?"

CCRUN, a NOAA CAP/RISA team, presents a webinar titled “Military Emissions, Military Spending & the Climate Emergency” 26 January 2023

CCRUN, a NOAA CAP/RISA team, presents a webinar titled “Military Emissions, Military Spending & the Climate Emergency”

The Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast’s (CCRUN), a NOAA CAP/RISA team, invites Debra Burton, Co-Founder of Tipping Point North South, to discuss the emerging topic of military emissions.

South-Central CAP/RISA team to host third Climate Justice webinar 26 January 2023

South-Central CAP/RISA team to host third Climate Justice webinar

The goals of the discussion are to raise awareness among stakeholders on the connections between disaster resilience, climate change adaptation, and environmental justice, and for participants to take away actionable ideas for proactive climate planning.

New journal article on climate literacy training for health professionals 19 January 2023

New journal article on climate literacy training for health professionals

The article summarizes the outcomes of a set of online training sessions that were designed to improve general climate literacy among health professionals and to encourage effective doctor-patient communications about how climate change impacts human health.

CLIMAS, a NOAA CAP/RISA team, investigator co-authors new publication “Stories as data: Indigenous research sovereignty and the “Intentional Fire” podcast” led by SW CASC fellows 19 January 2023

CLIMAS, a NOAA CAP/RISA team, investigator co-authors new publication “Stories as data: Indigenous research sovereignty and the “Intentional Fire” podcast” led by SW CASC fellows

Alison Meadow, investigator with the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) and Southwest Climate Adaptation Center (SW CASC), and others representing the SW CASC and Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources co-author a new publication identifying research procedures that respect Indigenous sovereignty and use methods informed by Indigenous knowledge systems.

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