Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

NOAA & HHS Collaborate on New Climate and Health Outlook 13 May 2022

NOAA & HHS Collaborate on New Climate and Health Outlook

The Climate and Health Outlook from HHS & NOAA, which launched on May 6, serves as a resource to help people, health professionals, and communities protect individual and community health impacted by climate events.

CPO-funded American Planning Association Book: Planning  for Urban Heat Resilience 6 April 2022

CPO-funded American Planning Association Book: Planning for Urban Heat Resilience

This is the authoritative text for planners on the issue of urban heat island resilience, and it was funded by the Extreme Heat Risk Initiative of CPO.

NIDIS and Partners Launch ACF Basin Drought & Water Dashboard and StoryMap 21 January 2022

NIDIS and Partners Launch ACF Basin Drought & Water Dashboard and StoryMap

Targeted outreach tool provides information on water supplies and drought potential for a crucial watershed.

NOAA's Applied Research Center for Dataset Development (ARC) Develops New Climate Dataset for Health Users 12 November 2021

NOAA's Applied Research Center for Dataset Development (ARC) Develops New Climate Dataset for Health Users

This dataset and tool are directly responsive to requests Dr. Spinrad heard from health practitioners at a NOAA Climate and Equity Roundtable event held in October 2021.

Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States 12 November 2021

Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States

A new study, part of NOAA's Drought Task Force IV research, shows the leading cause of the rapid increase of wildfires over the western U.S. is the rapid increase of surface air vapor pressure deficit.

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