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Regional Climate Assessment led by California/Nevada RISA team Integrated into Local Planning Articles 13 June 2019

Regional Climate Assessment led by California/Nevada RISA team Integrated into Local Planning Articles

Researchers from the California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), a NOAA RISA team, led the San Diego Regional Climate Assessment. The American Planning Association recently incorporated their results into a new report.

Workshop report now available: Building Public Health Resilience to Severe Weather in a Changing Climate 7 June 2019

Workshop report now available: Building Public Health Resilience to Severe Weather in a Changing Climate

This workshop builds on previous investments by IRAP and NOAA in the Caribbean, and provides linkages to ongoing efforts in NOAA and the USGCRP to address climate and health, including heat health.

Viewpoint article encourages considerations of climate justice for coastal zone management 16 May 2019

Viewpoint article encourages considerations of climate justice for coastal zone management

Risa grantees recently published an opinion paper in Climate and Development. The article describes how rural, minority, and impoverished coastal communities who rely heavily on ecosystem services for protection, disproportionately face the burden of sea level rise.

NOAA Climate Program Office Scientists Receive Two Awards 9 November 2018

NOAA Climate Program Office Scientists Receive Two Awards

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) recognized two individuals for their outstanding work on October 31, 2018. Chelsea Combest-Friedman received the Outstanding Employee Award, and Claudia Nierenberg was presented with this year’s Silver Sherman Award.

A Climate Services Database for Western States 1 June 2017

A Climate Services Database for Western States

Until recently, no centralized resource allowed climate information users to connect with the wide array of information and services available in the West.

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