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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the world's largest public engineering, design and construction management agency. Involved with dams, canals, and flood protection across the country, the USACE provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The USACE also provides a wide range of public works and outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and supports the Department of Defense throughout the world.

 

 

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Extreme Weather, Climate, and Preparedness in the American Mind

March 2012

This research was conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication (4C). The report presents the results of a national survey, which quantified the participants' observations and experiences of weather, perspectives on global warming's relatedness to extreme weather events, the level of preparedness for such events, and whether or not the individual used local weather forecasts. The nationally representative survey was conducted in March 2012, with a total of 1,008 Adults (over 18 years old) interviewed.

Related Organizations: George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication - 4C

Authors or Affiliated Users: Anthony Leiserowitz, Ed Maibach, Jay D. Hmielowski

Resource Category: Monitoring and Reporting

 

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An Emerging Triad: Air Pollution, Beetles, and Wildfire

Winter 2010

This 'Science Perspectives' report, from the Pacific Southwest Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service, discusses biochemical changes in trees stressed by drought and air pollution. Such changes may attract bark beetles, overwhelming the trees' defense mechanisms and increasing their vulnerability to disease, death and the promotion of wildfires. These forest impacts are exacerbated by climate change.  

Related Organizations: USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station

Authors or Affiliated Users: Daniel McGlynn, Nancy Grulke

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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The White House Blog: State-by-State Reports on Climate Impacts

June 26, 2013

As of 2013, the White House website provided detailed updates on President Obama's climate change action plan. Along with an informal review of the plan, links are provided for state-by-state reports, in which each state is represented by a briefing on current and anticipated climate impacts (as of 2011-2013). Each state report details the impacts of extreme weather and pollution, the anticipated climate impacts of the related region, and examples of reducing carbon pollution and increasing climate resilience within each state.

Related Organizations: The White House

Resource Category: Monitoring and Reporting

 

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Good Morning, America! The Explosive U.S. Awakening to the Need for Adaptation

May 2009

This paper provides an historical overview of the public, political, and scientific concern with adaptation in the United States. It presents the treatment of adaptation to climate change in a variety of contexts, ranging from the news media to the drafting of bills in Congress, to state and local government activities with considerable engagement of NGOs, scientists and consultants. It finds that adaptation has finally, and explosively, emerged on the political agenda as a legitimate and needed subject for debate.

Related Organizations: Susanne Moser Research and Consulting, California Energy Commission

Author or Affiliated User: Susanne C. Moser

Resource Category: Monitoring and Reporting

 

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ABAG San Francisco Bay Area Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

2010

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) 2010 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is hosted on a comprehensive website which includes other information regarding local hazard mitigation planning; interactive maps showing areas at risk due to events such as flooding, wildfire, and landslides; and strategic priorities and actions submitted by individual agencies participating in the Mitigation Plan. The plan itself identifies natural hazards with the greatest impact to the San Francisco Bay Area of California including climate change, flooding, landslides, wildfires and drought.

Related Organizations: Association of Bay Area Local Governments (ABAG)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role Webinar Series

2010

With support from the Centers for Disease Control, the Association of Public Health Agencies hosted a year-long, six-part webinar series titled “Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role” in 2009-2010.

Related Organizations: American Public Health Association (APHA), Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) - Climate Change Collaborative, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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New Mexico State Wildlife Action Plan

November 22, 2016

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) identifies the Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) in New Mexico and their habitats, and offers a conservation plan for these species. Climate change is considered at a statewide, eco-region and habitat level, and is analyzed for its significant impacts to New Mexico's wildlife.

Related Organizations: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Resource Category: Planning

 

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