Scientists Develop First High-Resolution Water Budget Model for Tutuila Island in the American Samoa 8 March 2021

Scientists Develop First High-Resolution Water Budget Model for Tutuila Island in the American Samoa

Groundwater is Tutila’s primary source of drinking water and climate change has the potential to significantly impact water resource availability.

Drought and Extreme-Event Impacts to the Pacific Northwest 8 March 2021

Drought and Extreme-Event Impacts to the Pacific Northwest

The assessment focuses on conditions and sector impacts as a resource for future management of drought and other climate extremes.

Pacific RISA Sustained Climate Assessment Specialist Testifies at House Committee on Natural Resources Hearing 8 March 2021

Pacific RISA Sustained Climate Assessment Specialist Testifies at House Committee on Natural Resources Hearing

Zena Grecni, Pacific RISA Sustained Climate Assessment Specialist, will share key findings from the latest series of Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment reports, as well as her experiences working in the Pacific Islands to educate lawmakers. 

Alaska RISA Launches Alaska Drought Webinar Series 9 February 2021

Alaska RISA Launches Alaska Drought Webinar Series

What does drought look like in Alaska? Limited climate data in the state cannot tell us when streams are so low fish cannot pass or when flowing water is insufficient to operate hydropower. These webinars seek to gather local knowledge and better understand the challenges of drought to food security, energy systems, and more.

Climate Change Brings Challenges for the CNMI: Stronger Storms, Coral Loss, and Health Risks 26 January 2021

Climate Change Brings Challenges for the CNMI: Stronger Storms, Coral Loss, and Health Risks

According to a new climate change assessment report for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, led by members of CPO's Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment team (Pacific RISA) and co-supported by CPO's Assessments Program, threatened resources include high-value coastal infrastructure and the millions of dollars that ocean ecosystems add to the CNMI economy annually.

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