Clearing up confusion on future of Colorado River flows 1 July 2013

Clearing up confusion on future of Colorado River flows

A paper by University of Washington researchers and co-authors at eight institutions across the West aims to explain this wide range, and provide policymakers and the public with a framework for comparison. The study, funded by NOAA through its Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments program and its National Integrated Drought Information System was published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.


New Assessment Outlines Unique Challenges Climate Instability Poses to Southwest 6 May 2013

New Assessment Outlines Unique Challenges Climate Instability Poses to Southwest

In an era of increasing climate instability, the southwestern region in the United States faces strained water resources, greater prevalence of tree-killing pests and potentially significant alterations of agricultural infrastructure. Such threats and challenges, as well as others, are detailed in the Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States, a new book published by Island Press. 

Feature Article Spotlights Southeast Climate Consortium RISA 5 March 2013

Feature Article Spotlights Southeast Climate Consortium RISA

A feature article published online on the Alabama Cooperative Extension System's website describes the Southeast Climate Consortium's role in helping farmers in the Southeast use climate forecasting tools to make better decisions.

NOAA gives $3.5 million to help two states address impacts of climate 30 January 2013

NOAA gives $3.5 million to help two states address impacts of climate

Arizona and New Mexico will receive $3.5 million in grants from NOAA over five years to help them prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change. Seven smaller grants for one- and two-year projects were also awarded this week. 
New Report Assessing Future Impacts of Saltwater Intrusion on the Carolinas 15 January 2013

New Report Assessing Future Impacts of Saltwater Intrusion on the Carolinas

The Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments RISA has released a new report on Assessing the Impact of Saltwater Intrusion in the Carolinas under Future Climatic and Sea Level Conditions.
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