Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Research improves drought communication to decision makers in North Carolina 16 December 2020

Research improves drought communication to decision makers in North Carolina

A recently completed project developed recommendations to better communicate drought to decision makers and resources that present user-driven drought information in infographics and fact sheets.

New report highlights Alaska's vast, complex, and changing wildfire environment 16 December 2020

New report highlights Alaska's vast, complex, and changing wildfire environment

An intensified pattern of wildfire is emerging in Alaska as rapidly increasing temperatures and longer growing seasons alter the state's environment.

MERT Facilitates Enhanced Partnership Between NOAA CoastWatch and Sanctuaries 24 November 2020

MERT Facilitates Enhanced Partnership Between NOAA CoastWatch and Sanctuaries

An interactive webinar, led by the CPO Marine Ecosystems Risk Team (MERT), featured NOAA CoastWatch staff and focused on how the CoastWatch data, tools, and capabilities can be used to inform sanctuaries science and management, including climate change assessment and adaptation.

RISA to Host Information Webinars for 2021 Funding Opportunities 24 November 2020

RISA to Host Information Webinars for 2021 Funding Opportunities

The webinars will facilitate improved understanding of the Program and the 2021 Funding Opportunity, which will usher in an exciting new phase for the RISA program in responding to decision maker needs, Congressional direction, and strengthening a community of NOAA, federal, state, local, and tribal partners.

SARP Funds Research into Climate Impacts on Nation's Potato Crop 24 November 2020

SARP Funds Research into Climate Impacts on Nation's Potato Crop

NOAA Climate.gov recently published an article, “Climate & French fries,” exploring the impact of climate change on America’s potato crop and French fry industry, and referencing Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP).

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