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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Launches New Section for the Northern Great Plains Region 22 September 2021

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Launches New Section for the Northern Great Plains Region

The Northern Great Plains faces a number of climate hazards and these targeted resources can help communities across the region build climate resilience.

Study: Dry Future Likely Unavoidable for Southwest, But Reducing Greenhouse Gases Can Still Help 8 September 2021

Study: Dry Future Likely Unavoidable for Southwest, But Reducing Greenhouse Gases Can Still Help

For the past two decades, the southwestern United States has been desiccated by one of the most severe long-term droughts—or ‘megadroughts’—of the last 1,200 years. And now, scientists say the risk of similar extreme megadroughts and severe single-year droughts will increase in the future as Earth’s temperature continues to rise, according to a new study in Earth’s Future.

Co-occurring California Droughts and Northeast Pacific Marine Heatwaves to Become Dramatically More Frequent, Study Says 7 September 2021

Co-occurring California Droughts and Northeast Pacific Marine Heatwaves to Become Dramatically More Frequent, Study Says

Results show the increasing frequency of these compound extremes is strongly driven by human-caused warming and drying trends.

Research Links Extreme Cold Weather in the United States to Arctic Warming 7 September 2021

Research Links Extreme Cold Weather in the United States to Arctic Warming

The study provides insights that could potentially extend the warning lead time of cold extremes in the United States, Canada, and Asia.

Study Describes Ocean Carbon Sequestration Method for Achieving Negative Emissions 17 August 2021

Study Describes Ocean Carbon Sequestration Method for Achieving Negative Emissions

The method could be an addition to the toolbox of negative emission technologies that could help society meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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