Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

CPO and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management Host Successful Booth at NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference 21 February 2021

CPO and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management Host Successful Booth at NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference

Highlights from the week-long engagement included virtual demonstrations of NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS) and the Climate Resilience Toolkit’s steps to resilience.

Recording Now Available: “Managing Water Resources Along the Coast” Community of Practice Webinar 21 February 2021

Recording Now Available: “Managing Water Resources Along the Coast” Community of Practice Webinar

The webinar focused on climate adaptation investments, strategies for building more resilient communities, and the challenges and cost of incorporating climate considerations into local planning efforts.

Alaska RISA Launches Alaska Drought Webinar Series 9 February 2021

Alaska RISA Launches Alaska Drought Webinar Series

What does drought look like in Alaska? Limited climate data in the state cannot tell us when streams are so low fish cannot pass or when flowing water is insufficient to operate hydropower. These webinars seek to gather local knowledge and better understand the challenges of drought to food security, energy systems, and more.

Climate Change Brings Challenges for the CNMI: Stronger Storms, Coral Loss, and Health Risks 26 January 2021

Climate Change Brings Challenges for the CNMI: Stronger Storms, Coral Loss, and Health Risks

According to a new climate change assessment report for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, led by members of CPO's Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment team (Pacific RISA) and co-supported by CPO's Assessments Program, threatened resources include high-value coastal infrastructure and the millions of dollars that ocean ecosystems add to the CNMI economy annually.

California-Nevada RISA Develops Nevada Climate Assessment 26 January 2021

California-Nevada RISA Develops Nevada Climate Assessment

The first formal state climate assessment for Nevada, it covers heat, drought, snow loss, flood and wildfire risk changes associated with impacts to public health, water resources, habitats, recreation and hospitality, and agriculture and ranching.

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