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.
NOAA RISA 2012 Annual Report now available online 15 January 2013

NOAA RISA 2012 Annual Report now available online

For over 15 years, NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program has been supporting research teams that conduct interdisciplinary and regionally relevant research to inform resource management, planning' and public policy. The program's new 2012 annual report contains a description of the major activities and accomplishments of the RISAs in 2012.
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