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Great Lakes RISA team announces 12 small grants to fund local climate adaptation projects 12 September 2019

Great Lakes RISA team announces 12 small grants to fund local climate adaptation projects

Grantees will engage directly with decision makers from a diverse range of sectors and communities to implement climate adaptation projects in the Great Lakes using GLISA’s existing climate information services.

Alaska's Changing Environment: a new report on major observed climate changes 6 September 2019

Alaska's Changing Environment: a new report on major observed climate changes

The Climate Program Office’s Alaska RISA team (Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy), in partnership with the International Arctic Research Center and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, has released a new report, Alaska’s Changing Environment, documenting recent observed profound changes in the environment related to extreme weather events and deviations from the historical climate.

RISA Spokane Community Adaptation Project continues 29 August 2019

RISA Spokane Community Adaptation Project continues

In a new blog post, the project team provides insight to the value of close engagement with climate information user communities.

Consider snowpack variability in adaptation planning and climate change impact assessments, new study says 20 August 2019

Consider snowpack variability in adaptation planning and climate change impact assessments, new study says

The RISA-supported research examines changes in the variability of snowpack conditions between years, for historical and future climate scenarios.

RISA team mini-grants support continued development of professional adaptation field 20 August 2019

RISA team mini-grants support continued development of professional adaptation field

The funding supports the American Society of Adaptation Professions in two new projects developing private sector capacity and preparing for in-bound climate migration in the Great Lakes.

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