Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

RISA to Host Two Informational Webinars for 2022 Funding Opportunities 27 September 2021

RISA to Host Two Informational Webinars for 2022 Funding Opportunities

CPO’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program will host two webinars to facilitate improved understanding of the RISA Program and the 2022 Funding Opportunity. The webinars will review the basics of the four competitions and answer live questions from attendees. 

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Launches New Section for the Northern Great Plains Region 22 September 2021

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Launches New Section for the Northern Great Plains Region

The Northern Great Plains faces a number of climate hazards and these targeted resources can help communities across the region build climate resilience.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellowship Program 14 September 2021

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellowship Program

Seeking the next generation of leaders in climate research! Applications are due January 7, 2022.

CPO, NOAA Sea Grant Announce New Green Infrastructure Project in Underserved Great Lakes Region Neighborhoods 14 September 2021

CPO, NOAA Sea Grant Announce New Green Infrastructure Project in Underserved Great Lakes Region Neighborhoods

This initiative is aimed at improving the resilience of vulnerable Great Lakes communities to the impacts of flooding through equitable and inclusive stormwater and floodplain management.

Study: Dry Future Likely Unavoidable for Southwest, But Reducing Greenhouse Gases Can Still Help 8 September 2021

Study: Dry Future Likely Unavoidable for Southwest, But Reducing Greenhouse Gases Can Still Help

For the past two decades, the southwestern United States has been desiccated by one of the most severe long-term droughts—or ‘megadroughts’—of the last 1,200 years. And now, scientists say the risk of similar extreme megadroughts and severe single-year droughts will increase in the future as Earth’s temperature continues to rise, according to a new study in Earth’s Future.

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