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National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) provides the university science and teaching community with the tools, facilities, and support required to perform innovative research. Through NCAR, scientists gain access to high-performance computational and observational facilities, such as 'supercomputers', aircraft and radar - resources researchers need to improve human understanding of atmospheric and Earth system processes. NCAR and university scientists work together on research topics in atmospheric chemistry, climate, cloud physics and storms, weather hazards to aviation, and interactions between the sun and Earth.

 

 

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Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (MMSD)

MMSD is a regional government agency that aims to protect Lake Michigan. They provide water reclamation and flood management services for about 1. 1 million people in 28 communities in the Greater Milwaukee Area. They serve 411 square miles that cover all, or segments of, six watersheds.   Established by state law, the District is governed by 11 commissioner with taxing authority. .

 

 

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Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research (MADE CLEAR) Program

The Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research (MADE CLEAR) program brings together scientists and educators to provide teachers with tools and resources on climate change science and impacts so that they are more prepared to teach these complex subjects in the classrooms. The program’s main focus is on providing a support system for middle and high school teachers, but it also engages universities, state departments of education, and educators from natural resource agencies, museums, and aquariums.

 

 

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National Conference of State Legislatures

The bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) serves legislators and staffs in all U. S. States and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL is an effective advocate for the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies. NCSL's Climate Change service provides the latest science and policy information around the country, and releases regular reports on these issues.

 

 

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National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

Following the passage of the NIDIS Act of 2006, The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) was established to develop an integrated drought monitoring and forecasting system at federal, state, and local levels. NIDIS's research goals focus on risk assessment, forecasting, and management. One of its primary projects is the U. S. Drought Portal, which is part of an interactive system to provide early warning about anticipated droughts, impact and risk assessments, planning tools, and drought historical data.

 

 

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National Park Conservation Association (NPCA)

In more than 90 years, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has grown to represent more than 500,000 members and supporters through the DC headquarters and 23 regional and field offices, all working to protect and enhance America's National Park System for present and future generations.   NPCA is working on key initiatives to restore America's national parks by the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 - including climate change.   The NPCA has produced significant research on the impacts of climate change on our national parks and wildlife, and the reports can be accessed on their website.

 

 

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National Research Council

The mission of the National Research Council (NRC) is to improve government decision making and public policy, increase public education and understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in matters involving science, engineering, technology, and health. The NRC functions under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The NAS, NAE, IOM, and NRC are part of a private, nonprofit institution that provides science, technology and health policy advice under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln that was originally granted to the NAS in 1863.

 

 

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National Sea Grant Law Center

The National Sea Grant Law Center facilitates the development of new policies, institutional capacities, and management approaches to guide the preservation and use of coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources. The Center provides legal research, outreach, and education on coastal development issues such as working waterfronts, recreation and tourism, resource use, and coastal access.

 

 

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Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Originally established by Congress in 1935 as the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), NRCS has expanded to become a conservation leader for all natural resources, ensuring private lands are conserved, restored, and more resilient to environmental challenges, like climate change. NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the resources that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems. NRCS experts from many disciplines come together to help landowners conserve natural resources in efficient, smart and sustainable ways.

 

 

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NatureServe

NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems. NatureServe represents an international network of biological inventories-known as natural heritage programs or conservation data centers-operating in all 50 U. S. states, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.