CPO-funded American Planning Association Book: Planning  for Urban Heat Resilience 6 April 2022

CPO-funded American Planning Association Book: Planning for Urban Heat Resilience

This is the authoritative text for planners on the issue of urban heat island resilience, and it was funded by the Extreme Heat Risk Initiative of CPO.

Interview with Climate Scientist Kathie Dello 15 March 2022

Interview with Climate Scientist Kathie Dello

Women’s History Month 2022

This article kicks off a series of interviews with NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) employees and CPO-funded scientists in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Kathie Dello is the state climatologist of North Carolina and the director of the North Carolina State Climate Office (NCSCO). She is the 5th permanent director and first woman to hold this position at the NCSCO in the office’s history.

NOAA RISA’s Wanda Crespo-Acevedo to present a Community-Based Climate Adaptation Toolkit at the Puerto Rico Climate Change Council XI Summit 11 March 2022

NOAA RISA’s Wanda Crespo-Acevedo to present a Community-Based Climate Adaptation Toolkit at the Puerto Rico Climate Change Council XI Summit

At the March 17th XI Summit, Crespo-Acevedo will present the toolkit to climate adaptation professionals in the region, to support the goal of climate resilience in Puerto Rico.

18 February 2022

NOAA CSI’s Ariela Zycherman and Claudia Nierenberg co-author new publication on disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on small business owners

The research, published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, stresses the severity of the resilience gap between historically underrepresented group operated and non-historically underrepresented group operated businesses, and outlines future paths for further research.

NOAA RISA Hires Wanda Crespo-Acevedo, Climate Adaptation Program Specialist 18 February 2022

NOAA RISA Hires Wanda Crespo-Acevedo, Climate Adaptation Program Specialist

Crespo-Acevedo will facilitate planning and preparedness activities of significance to Puerto Rico through climate impact and adaptation research.

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