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Workshop report now available: Building Public Health Resilience to Severe Weather in a Changing Climate 7 June 2019

Workshop report now available: Building Public Health Resilience to Severe Weather in a Changing Climate

This workshop builds on previous investments by IRAP and NOAA in the Caribbean, and provides linkages to ongoing efforts in NOAA and the USGCRP to address climate and health, including heat health.

NOAA Announces Seminar Series on the 4th National Climate Assessment 3 June 2019

NOAA Announces Seminar Series on the 4th National Climate Assessment

CPO personnel will contribute presentations to an 11-part seminar series covering a range of topics in the 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4).

Pacific RISA hosts His Excellency Anote Tong, former President of the Republic of Kiribati 30 May 2019

Pacific RISA hosts His Excellency Anote Tong, former President of the Republic of Kiribati

Pacific RISA fostered an inspiring conversation between His Excellency and representatives from Hawai’i state and local government, international consulates, NGOs, and academia.

Study shows U.S. Methane Emissions Flat since 2006 Despite Increased Natural Gas Production 16 May 2019

Study shows U.S. Methane Emissions Flat since 2006 Despite Increased Natural Gas Production

A new study from ESRL/GMD (partly supported by CPO's AC4 Program) shows that contrary to recent findings, methane emissions in the United States have not increased significantly in the past decade.

Viewpoint article encourages considerations of climate justice for coastal zone management 16 May 2019

Viewpoint article encourages considerations of climate justice for coastal zone management

Risa grantees recently published an opinion paper in Climate and Development. The article describes how rural, minority, and impoverished coastal communities who rely heavily on ecosystem services for protection, disproportionately face the burden of sea level rise.

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