American Samoa Faces Health Threats, Stronger Storms, and Challenges for Coral Reefs from Climate Change, Says New Report 8 June 2021

American Samoa Faces Health Threats, Stronger Storms, and Challenges for Coral Reefs from Climate Change, Says New Report

A new assessment led by the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) team offers insights about climate change risks in American Samoa and supports climate-wise planning

NIST and NOAA Publish Findings from Wave Two of Business Resilience Study 8 June 2021

NIST and NOAA Publish Findings from Wave Two of Business Resilience Study

The publications include early outcomes and a data instrument from wave two of their study on small- and medium-sized business resilience to natural hazards and COVID-19. Because small- and medium-sized businesses make up a significant portion of the economy, understanding interactions between disruptions and pre-existing social stressors is fundamental for implementing equitable adaptation and improved resilience.

Anthropogenic Climate Change Exacerbated Impacts of Hurricane Sandy, Study Says 2 June 2021

Anthropogenic Climate Change Exacerbated Impacts of Hurricane Sandy, Study Says

A recent study co-funded by the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program found that sea level rise caused by anthropogenic climate change increased the extent and severity of damages from the 2012 hurricane.

South Central RISA Creates Texas Temperature Dashboard 25 May 2021

South Central RISA Creates Texas Temperature Dashboard

While other resources exist that present regional or national trends in temperatures, few tools provide such information on a local level. The dashboard incorporates overall temperature trends as well as trends in indicators like extreme heat and warm nights, offering insight into changes in heat that can have public health ramifications as well as economic impacts.

Urban Northeast RISA Co-authors New York City's State of Climate Knowledge 2021 Report 11 May 2021

Urban Northeast RISA Co-authors New York City's State of Climate Knowledge 2021 Report

The report is an important step in integrating sustained assessment into New York City climate adaptation planning. It will drive new and creative partnerships to develop credible and actionable research products addressing the city’s most pressing climate challenges.

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