Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

IRAP Seminar: The ​CHIKRisk App: Global Mapping and Prediction Chikungunya Risk 9 October 2019

IRAP Seminar: The ​CHIKRisk App: Global Mapping and Prediction Chikungunya Risk

The seminar took place on Wednesday, October 2nd from 10-11am EST.

Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century, says new study 7 October 2019

Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century, says new study

Our planet has been baking under the sun this summer as temperatures reached the hottest ever recorded and heat waves spread across the globe. While the climate continues to warm, scientists expect the frequency and intensity of heat waves to increase. However, a commonly overlooked aspect is the spatial size of heat waves, despite its important implications.

CPO workshop will establish a Community of Practice for managing coastal water resources 1 October 2019

CPO workshop will establish a Community of Practice for managing coastal water resources

On October 10-11 in Silver Spring, CPO’s COCA and SARP Programs will host the workshop with the Principal Investigators of their new joint research projects.

Extreme heat increases pregnant women’s risk of pre-term delivery 30 September 2019

Extreme heat increases pregnant women’s risk of pre-term delivery

Women from states in the U.S. Southeast have the highest rates of premature deliveries in the country. Extreme heat plays a role.

Great Lakes RISA team announces 12 small grants to fund local climate adaptation projects 12 September 2019

Great Lakes RISA team announces 12 small grants to fund local climate adaptation projects

Grantees will engage directly with decision makers from a diverse range of sectors and communities to implement climate adaptation projects in the Great Lakes using GLISA’s existing climate information services.

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