A Climate Services Database for Western States 1 June 2017

A Climate Services Database for Western States

Until recently, no centralized resource allowed climate information users to connect with the wide array of information and services available in the West.

New website, webinar on climate-health vulnerabilities 25 April 2017

New website, webinar on climate-health vulnerabilities

Convergence is a new CPO-supported website designed to provide a platform for communicating science to community partners. 

New report provides insights for stormwater management in response to climate change 20 May 2016

New report provides insights for stormwater management in response to climate change

A new EPA-NOAA report identifies strategies for climate change adaptation in stormwater management at local levels.  

New center to advance drought research, preparedness 25 June 2015

New center to advance drought research, preparedness

The CPO-sponsored National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) in June 2015 has funded the Drought Risk Management Research Center (DRMRC), at the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The center will focus on research to improve drought monitoring, impacts assessment and risk management in close partnership with NIDIS and its federal, state, tribal and local partners, domestically and internationally. These efforts will advance preparedness for drought events and contribute to mitigation of its impacts.

Science integration into U.S. climate and ocean policy 11 August 2014

Science integration into U.S. climate and ocean policy

CPO’s Laura Petes is the lead author of “Science integration into U.S. climate and ocean policy,” which appeared in the August issue of Nature Climate Change.
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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.

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