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UNEP Report on Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost 19 February 2013

UNEP Report on Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost

A recently published report by the United Nations Environment Programme seeks to inform a broad audience about permafrost and communicate to decision-makers and the general public the implications of changing permafrost in a warming climate. 
COCA-Funded Project to Strengthen Climate Understanding & Resilience in the River Valley 19 February 2013

COCA-Funded Project to Strengthen Climate Understanding & Resilience in the River Valley

The Tijuana River Valley in Southern California has been the focus of major restoration, conservation, and research efforts, making it a regional system able to accommodate impacts associated with our changing climate. A project funded by CPO’s Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications program aims to maintain and improve the resiliency of this region. 

COCA-Funded Project to Evaluate Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Communities in Texas 14 February 2013

COCA-Funded Project to Evaluate Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Communities in Texas

The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve is collaborating with Texas Sea Grant to conduct a vulnerability assessment of the Reserve and its surrounding communities.
NOAA and DOE join forces to tackle climate modeling 13 February 2013

NOAA and DOE join forces to tackle climate modeling

Scientists with NOAA and the Department of Energy's Office of Science will coordinate their climate modeling research programs to answer some of the most perplexing questions in climate and Earth systems science.
CPO-Supported Study Provides New Insights on Drought Predictions in East Africa 4 February 2013

CPO-Supported Study Provides New Insights on Drought Predictions in East Africa

With more than 40 million people living under exceptional drought conditions in East Africa, the ability to make accurate predictions of drought has never been more important. In the aftermath of widespread famine and a humanitarian crisis caused by the 2010-2011 drought in the Horn of Africa—possibly the worst drought in 60 years— researchers are striving to determine whether drying trends will continue.

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