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Headwaters Economics and Great Lakes RISA team release report on using economics to support climate adaptation 20 December 2019

Headwaters Economics and Great Lakes RISA team release report on using economics to support climate adaptation

The new report includes strategies, methods, and case studies of cities that have used economic data and methods to advance climate adaptation programs.

Anthropogenic climate change “overwhelmingly likely contributor” to 2018 record low Bering Sea ice extent 20 December 2019

Anthropogenic climate change “overwhelmingly likely contributor” to 2018 record low Bering Sea ice extent

Led by Rick Thoman (Climate Specialist with CPO’s Alaska RISA), the authors found that with ongoing global warming, such low levels like the 2018 extent could be typical by the 2040s.

SCIPP RISA Deputy Director Wins National Route Fifty Tech Innovator Award for Simple Planning Tool 12 December 2019

SCIPP RISA Deputy Director Wins National Route Fifty Tech Innovator Award for Simple Planning Tool

The SPT is a compilation of relatively easy-to-use online interactive tools, maps, and graphs that helps cut through the internet clutter and points to relatively simple data tools. SCIPP also recently received an award from the American Planning Association Oklahoma Chapter for this tool.

What Does Flash Drought Look Like in Your Region? 14 November 2019

What Does Flash Drought Look Like in Your Region?

Flash drought can quickly deplete soil moisture and dramatically increase evaporative stress on the environment, leading to significant impacts on agriculture. A recently completed study, supported by CPO's Sectoral Applications Research Program, performed a regional analysis across the United States to explore geographic differences of flash droughts.

CPO RISA team and partners win 2019 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research 13 November 2019

CPO RISA team and partners win 2019 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research

The outcomes of the team’s research will protect public safety and enhance community resilience by helping dam owners and regulators in Colorado and New Mexico make better decisions.

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