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Alaska's Changing Environment: a new report on major observed climate changes 6 September 2019

Alaska's Changing Environment: a new report on major observed climate changes

The Climate Program Office’s Alaska RISA team (Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy), in partnership with the International Arctic Research Center and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, has released a new report, Alaska’s Changing Environment, documenting recent observed profound changes in the environment related to extreme weather events and deviations from the historical climate.

RISA Spokane Community Adaptation Project continues 29 August 2019

RISA Spokane Community Adaptation Project continues

In a new blog post, the project team provides insight to the value of close engagement with climate information user communities.

Consider snowpack variability in adaptation planning and climate change impact assessments, new study says 20 August 2019

Consider snowpack variability in adaptation planning and climate change impact assessments, new study says

The RISA-supported research examines changes in the variability of snowpack conditions between years, for historical and future climate scenarios.

RISA team mini-grants support continued development of professional adaptation field 20 August 2019

RISA team mini-grants support continued development of professional adaptation field

The funding supports the American Society of Adaptation Professions in two new projects developing private sector capacity and preparing for in-bound climate migration in the Great Lakes.

The Weather Channel's Warming Signs podcast highlights Carolinas RISA extreme heat research 14 August 2019

The Weather Channel's Warming Signs podcast highlights Carolinas RISA extreme heat research

Dr. Ashley Ward (Carolinas RISA) discussed the relationship between high heat days and preterm births in North Carolina.

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