Thursday, October 19, 2017
 

New tool helps urban communities build resilience to climate change

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Our nation’s city planners, and business and community leaders have been grappling with weather- and climate-related impacts for decades. Now they have a set of tools to help them plan and prepare: The Built Environment section of the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit is designed to help address a wide range of risks facing cities and towns.

NOAA “reels in” data on Utah’s winter ozone problem

Novel research method allows precise tracking of ozone production rates

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A deep sea fishing rod is probably not the first tool that comes to mind when thinking about how to study air pollution in a remote inland desert, but it’s the heart of a new NOAA system that has given scientists a minute-by-minute look at how quickly the sun can convert oil and gas facility emissions to harmful ground-level ozone.

Climate change increased chances of record rains in Louisiana by at...

NOAA and partners conduct rapid assessment of devastating August rains

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Human-caused climate warming increased the chances of the torrential rains that unleashed devastating floods in south Louisiana in mid August by at least 40 percent, according to a team of NOAA and partner scientists with World Weather Attribution (WWA) who conducted a rapid assessment of the role of climate on the historic heavy rain event. 

NOAA and Sea Grant fund $800,000 in research to understand effects of...

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NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) and the Northeast Sea Grant Programs joined together to prioritize and fund new research on how ocean acidification is affecting marine life including lobsters, clams, oysters, mussels and sand lance that are so important to the Northeast region. Funding includes $800,000 in federal funds from the two programs with an additional $400,000 non-federal match.

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