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Addressing Links Between Climate and Public Health in Alaska Native Villages
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As emissions of heat-trapping bases accumulate in our atmosphere, Earth's polar regions ...

As emissions of heat-trapping bases accumulate in our atmosphere, Earth's polar regions are warming more quickly than at lower latitudes. The rapid environmental changes that result from this warming can have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of rural Alaskans: unpredictable weather and changes in the seasons have made harvesting food more difficult, hazardous, and stressful. The risk of physical injury has also increased, as poor ice, extreme weather, and coastal erosion bring new travel hazards. Increasingly difficult harvest conditions for fish, shellfish, berries, caribou, and sea mammals have also increased concerns about food security. Additionally, declines in snow pack, the threat of drought, changes in lake and river conditions, and damage and disruptions to community water systems have prompted concerns of water security. The climate-related challenge faced by Alaska’s tribal health system is to recognize new health stressors and community vulnerabilities, and then find healthy adaptation strategies in an increasingly uncertain future.

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Environmental Science
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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9-صفر-1438
Addressing Short- and Long-Term Risks to Water Supply
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In 2012, water managers in Fredericktown, Missouri, saw their city's main source ...

In 2012, water managers in Fredericktown, Missouri, saw their city's main source of water dwindle. They used the EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities program to consider options and develop plans to protect their water source.

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Hydrology
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
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5-صفر-1438
After Katrina, Health Care Facility's Infrastructure Planned to Withstand Future Flooding
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After catastrophic flooding in New Orleans destroyed two hospitals, the Southeast Louisiana ...

After catastrophic flooding in New Orleans destroyed two hospitals, the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is planning a replacement facility that will incorporate resilience against future extreme events.

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Architecture and Design
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
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5-صفر-1438
After Record-Breaking Rains, a Major Medical Center's Hazard Mitigation Plan Improves Resilience
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Widespread damage from flooding at the Texas Medical Center in Houston revealed ...

Widespread damage from flooding at the Texas Medical Center in Houston revealed the complex's vulnerabilities. Implementing a long-term hazard mitigation plan is reducing future risks.

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Architecture and Design
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
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20-صفر-1438
Alaska Native Villages Work to Enhance Local Economies as They Minimize Environmental Risks
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As reduced sea ice conditions bring increased shipping and development opportunities to ...

As reduced sea ice conditions bring increased shipping and development opportunities to the Arctic, Alaska Native Village Corporations are at the table with resource developers, representing the interests of their people and land.

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Applied Science
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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9-صفر-1438
Alaskan Tribes Join Together to Assess Harmful Algal Blooms
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Tribal communities in southeastern Alaska are partnering with federal and state agencies ...

Tribal communities in southeastern Alaska are partnering with federal and state agencies to investigate increasing harmful algal blooms—events that pose human health risks to subsistence harvesters.

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Biology
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Alert System Helps Strawberry Growers Reduce Costs
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In Florida's humid climate, strawberry growers are in a constant battle with ...

In Florida's humid climate, strawberry growers are in a constant battle with two kinds of fruit rot. Using a decision support system, they can save money by spraying fields only when the plant diseases are a threat.

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Agriculture
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
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9-صفر-1438
Anticipating and Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants
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Finding and eradicating invasive plants is a tough job that requires constant ...

Finding and eradicating invasive plants is a tough job that requires constant vigilance. County-scale maps that show where invasive plants are and where they have the potential to spread in the future are helping on-the-ground efforts to build the resilience of natural vegetation.

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Botany
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Assessing Climate Risks in a National Estuary
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Stakeholders of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program in California worked with ...

Stakeholders of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program in California worked with resources from the EPA's Climate Ready Estuaries program to identify their climate risks. Their results helped them prioritize actions for building resilience.

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Atmospheric Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
5-صفر-1438
Assessing the Timing and Extent of Coastal Change in Western Alaska
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An interactive map based on four decades of satellite images helps residents, ...

An interactive map based on four decades of satellite images helps residents, resource managers, and stewards of the land anticipate and plan for coastal change.

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Physical Geography
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Boosting Ecosystem Resilience in the Southwest's Sky Islands
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Conservation organizations teamed up to document the climate vulnerability of mountain springs ...

Conservation organizations teamed up to document the climate vulnerability of mountain springs that support unique ecosystems. Now, the Alliance they formed facilitates restoration work to enhance habitats and improve resiliency.

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Atmospheric Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
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5-صفر-1438
Bracing for Heat
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Building on lessons learned over several summers, Kristin Raab—Health Impact Assessment and ...

Building on lessons learned over several summers, Kristin Raab—Health Impact Assessment and Climate Change Program Director in the Environmental Health Division of Minnesota’s Department of Health—packaged information from diverse communities into a cohesive toolkit that communities of all sizes can use to prepare for heat waves. The Minnesota Extreme Heat Toolkit describes changing weather conditions in Minnesota, the magnitude of potential health consequences from extreme heat, and key steps communities can take to prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths. The toolkit acknowledges that extreme heat response plans will vary with the size of the community and the habits of its residents: examples from the mostly rural Olmsted County and the urban centers of Saint Paul and Minneapolis illustrate a range of community plans that could be useful in Minnesota and beyond.

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Atmospheric Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
30-محرم-1438
Browser-Based Tools Show Current and Historical Crop Cover and Health
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To manage their businesses successfully, farmers and food production companies need to ...

To manage their businesses successfully, farmers and food production companies need to know what crops are in the ground and how well they are growing. A pair of easy-to-use online mapping tools provides this information for growing seasons in the past and present.

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Agriculture
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
21-صفر-1438
Building Smart in the Floodplain
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The city of Fort Collins, Colorado, found a win-win solution to problems ...

The city of Fort Collins, Colorado, found a win-win solution to problems it faced with 100 acres of abandoned property. The city now enjoys new green space, improved floodwater management, and a boosted economy.

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Hydrology
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Climate Data Inform Recovery Plan for Endangered Butterfly
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After a butterfly species disappeared from a location where it had been ...

After a butterfly species disappeared from a location where it had been found for many years, conservation professionals accessed climate projections to identify potential habitat for its recovery.

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Ecology
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Climate Outlooks Help Water Supply Planning
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When water utility personnel recognized their groundwater withdrawals were damaging ecosystems in ...

When water utility personnel recognized their groundwater withdrawals were damaging ecosystems in the Tampa Bay area, they found new ways to reduce their dependence on it.

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Hydrology
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Climate Outlooks Increase Farmer's Odds for Success
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From weeks-long dry spells to extreme precipitation events, farmers face significant challenges ...

From weeks-long dry spells to extreme precipitation events, farmers face significant challenges in bringing crops to market. Here’s how one grower uses seasonal climate forecasts to increase his chances for success.

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Atmospheric Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
5-صفر-1438
Climate stressors and impacts
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Anticipating increasing demand as well as changes in the timing and amount ...

Anticipating increasing demand as well as changes in the timing and amount of future water supply, state agencies and researchers are gathering information to help decision makers plan for Colorado's water future.

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Atmospheric Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
5-صفر-1438
College of Menominee Nation's Sustainable Development Institute Builds Capacity for Tribal Climate Change Adaptation
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Climate change poses a threat to the traditional livelihoods and the sustainably ...

Climate change poses a threat to the traditional livelihoods and the sustainably managed forestlands of the Menominee Nation. However, climate change also presents an opportunity—a chance to apply indigenous knowledge to adapt and sustain native communities, and for the Menominee Nation to share its understandings with others seeking to address this global issue. 

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Atmospheric Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes: Applying the Values Taught by Our Ancestors
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Incorporating elders’ wisdom in the process of systematically analyzing climate impacts and ...

Incorporating elders’ wisdom in the process of systematically analyzing climate impacts and vulnerabilities in nine categories of tribal life prioritizes actions to take to enhance the evolution of an ancient culture, while protecting tribal traditions.

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Ecology
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Confronting Shoreline Erosion on O‘ahu
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Each winter, massive waves attract surfers and visitors to the North Shore ...

Each winter, massive waves attract surfers and visitors to the North Shore of O‘ahu in Hawai‘i. Some years, the waves cause severe erosion, and continuing sea level rise will accelerate this issue. Residents and the state are taking steps to preserve homes and beaches.

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Atmospheric Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
5-صفر-1438
Developing Monitoring Programs for Protected Lands in Alaska
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Coastal habitats and archeological sites in western Alaska are at risk from ...

Coastal habitats and archeological sites in western Alaska are at risk from coastal erosion. Researchers are documenting current assets and vulnerabilities so managers can make informed decisions.

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Environmental Science
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
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9-صفر-1438
Developing and Using an Index to Guide Water Supply Decisions
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It's not easy to keep faucets flowing year-round in southwest Florida. To ...

It's not easy to keep faucets flowing year-round in southwest Florida. To make sure their customers can get ample clean water at a good price—even through dry seasons—water utility managers crafted a useful index to help them decide which water sources to use.

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Hydrology
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Exploring Adaptation Options for Water Infrastructure at Sea Level
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In Massachusetts, Manchester-by-the-Sea's wastewater treatment plant is located right on the coast. ...

In Massachusetts, Manchester-by-the-Sea's wastewater treatment plant is located right on the coast. The town's water utility is working with the EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities program to consider its adaptation options.

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Hydrology
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Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
5-صفر-1438
Following a Devastating Tornado, Town and Hospital Rebuild to Harness Wind Energy
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After 90 percent of the town was damaged or destroyed by a ...

After 90 percent of the town was damaged or destroyed by a tornado, Greensburg, Kansas, and Kiowa County Memorial Hospital developed a Long-Term Community Recovery plan to rebuild for resilience.

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Atmospheric Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Fortifying Chicago's Urban Forest
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Trees within a city can help reduce urban heat, control stormwater, and ...

Trees within a city can help reduce urban heat, control stormwater, and provide habitat to local wildlife. As climate conditions change, a Chicago group is working to enhance its urban forest so that the city can continue to receive these benefits.

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Atmospheric Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
5-صفر-1438
Grand Isle: Louisiana's First Line of Defense from Coastal Flooding
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Lying directly south of New Orleans on Louisiana’s coast, Grand Isle often ...

Lying directly south of New Orleans on Louisiana’s coast, Grand Isle often bears the brunt of strong waves and storm surge in the Gulf of Mexico. To protect this town and inland parishes from flooding, engineers constructed a first line of defense.

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Applied Science
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Green or Gray? Choosing to Preserve Water Quality
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Faced with the potential of a large expense related to water quality, ...

Faced with the potential of a large expense related to water quality, the Portland (Maine) Water District performed a thorough analysis of their options. Their choice came down to making an investment in conservation or concrete.

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Hydrology
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
5-صفر-1438
Health Care Facilities Maintain Indoor Air Quality Through Smoke and Wildfires
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When smoke from wildfires swirls around health care facilities, prepared hospitals in ...

When smoke from wildfires swirls around health care facilities, prepared hospitals in California and Colorado use air quality tools to keep the indoor environment safe for patients and staff.

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Applied Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Hospital Plans Ahead for Power, Serves the Community Through Hurricane Sandy
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The combined heat and power system at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut kept ...

The combined heat and power system at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut kept the lights on through Hurricane Sandy, and the system continues to support community resilience.

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Environmental Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
21-صفر-1438
Hot-Cold Map Provides Blueprint for Protecting Ecosystems
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A regional conservation partnership in Massachusetts needed to update their approach to ...

A regional conservation partnership in Massachusetts needed to update their approach to evaluating land acquisitions. Adding the complexity of climate change to their map helped resolve their vision.

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Applied Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
How Will Fish Fare in the Future? Assessing Vulnerability Across an Ecosystem
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As the Atlantic Ocean warms, many marine species—including commercially important fish stocks—are ...

As the Atlantic Ocean warms, many marine species—including commercially important fish stocks—are moving further north along the Northeast United States. As a consequence, fishing boats based in traditional ports need to travel further to catch the same fish, or change their strategy to pursue different species of fish. In turn, businesses that serve fishing communities may need to purchase new equipment, develop new practices, or encourage workers to gain new skills. In order for fisheries and the businesses that depend on them to prepare for such changes, fisheries managers need tools to identify which fishery resources may be most vulnerable to our changing climate.

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Atmospheric Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
5-صفر-1438
Improving Water Quality by Dealing with the First Inch of Rain
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The suburban city of Mount Rainier, Maryland, is doing its part to ...

The suburban city of Mount Rainier, Maryland, is doing its part to improve the water quality of a polluted river in its region: residents and organizations are using green infrastructure to reduce stormwater runoff.

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Hydrology
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
5-صفر-1438
Incorporating Climate Change Into a New Forest Management Plan
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Facing sea level rise, increasing numbers of wildfires, and encroachment of invasive ...

Facing sea level rise, increasing numbers of wildfires, and encroachment of invasive species, managers of a national forest chose to integrate climate change into their new plan.

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Applied Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Increasing Transportation Resilience in the Gulf Coast
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A federal study assessed vulnerabilities of transportation infrastructure to extreme events in ...

A federal study assessed vulnerabilities of transportation infrastructure to extreme events in Mobile, Alabama. The effort also resulted in tools and approaches that other transportation departments can use to assess and address their own vulnerabilities.

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Applied Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Integrating Education and Stormwater Management for Healthy Rivers and Residents
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The City of Ann Arbor recognized stormwater runoff as a growing threat ...

The City of Ann Arbor recognized stormwater runoff as a growing threat to the quality of their water supply. They're addressing the issue with two complementary strategies.

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Hydrology
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Island Medical Campus Recovers, Rebuilds to Face Future Storms
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In the wake of a hurricane and beset by an economic recession, ...

In the wake of a hurricane and beset by an economic recession, the University of Texas Medical Branch on Galveston Island rebuilt for future resilience.

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Atmospheric Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Ińupiaq Work to Preserve Food and Traditions on Alaska's North Slope
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Residents of North Slope Borough, Alaska, look to solar-powered ice cellars and ...

Residents of North Slope Borough, Alaska, look to solar-powered ice cellars and other strategies to preserve their traditional whaling lifestyle.

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Applied Science
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Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Plans for Change on the Olympic Peninsula
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With valuable cultural and dietary assets at risk from sea level rise, ...

With valuable cultural and dietary assets at risk from sea level rise, this Pacific Northwest Tribe developed a plan to identify community adaptation priorities and concerns, and charted a course of action to address them.

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Applied Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Keeping Toxins From Harmful Algal Blooms out of the Food Supply
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Dense populations of some microscopic algae (phytoplankton) in ocean waters can contaminate ...

Dense populations of some microscopic algae (phytoplankton) in ocean waters can contaminate seafood, resulting in serious health problems for humans. Satellite data displayed in an online tool help fishermen monitor and avoid these harmful algal blooms.

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Physical Science
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Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
5-صفر-1438