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Heat Island Effect Portal

This website provides information on the heat island effect, its impacts, and the strategies that communities can take to reduce urban temperatures. Look under the "Where You Live" section to see specific strategies and initiatives implemented by states and localities. Strategies fall into four primary categories: cool roofs, cool pavement, green roofs, and urban landscaping. Initiatives are specific policy mechanisms, such as building codes, comprehensive plans, demonstration projects, incentives, landscape ordinances, state implementation plans, and zoning codes.

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Transportation and Climate Change Resource Center

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASTHO) Transportation and Climate Change Resource Center provides access to information, services, and resources to support both mitigation and adaptation actions by state transportation departments (DOT).

Related Organizations: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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FedCenter Climate Change Adaptation Program

The Climate Change Adaptation Program supports Federal agency climate adaptation planning on the Federal Facilities, Environmental Stewardship, and Compliance Assistance Center (FedCenter.gov) website. The site acts as a portal to a substantial amount of planning resources, first providing information to define climate change adaptation and why Federal agencies need to adapt, with a background on the Implementing Instructions for federal agency climate change adaptation.

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California State Adaptation Clearinghouse - ResilientCA.org

2018

California’s Adaptation Clearinghouse has been developed by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) in response to CA’s 2015 Senate Bill 246 - which directed OPR to form the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program. One main component of the Program is the State Adaptation Clearinghouse, which serves as a “centralized source of information and resources to assist decision makers at the state, tribal, regional, and local levels when planning for and implementing climate adaptation projects to promote resiliency across California.

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Energy and Environment Legislation Tracking Device

The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks state energy and environment legislation that has been introduced in the fifty states and the District of Columbia. Both climate change mitigation and adaptation searches are supported. The tracker contains bills that have been enacted, as well as those that are pending or have failed. NCSL indicates their database is updated and summarized bi-weekly. .

Related Organizations: National Conference of State Legislatures

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Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse (TCCC)

The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse (TCCC) aims to serve as a one-stop source of information on transportation and climate change issues. It is intended for use by the transportation community, including all levels of government, private industry,  and non-profits, and provides a forum to share information, learn about new research, and understand practices and approaches that are being used to address the linkages between transportation and climate change.

Related Organizations: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Climate Change Center and Environmental Forecasting

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Climate Change in the Pacific Islands

This website from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides a synthesis of climate science in the Pacific Region, including separate pages for the Pacific Northwest and for the Pacific Islands.

Related Organizations: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

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Santa Clara Valley Water District Climate Change Portal

This web portal allows users to search for reports and other technical literature on the subject of climate change. Although focused on the Santa Clara Valley in California, the portal draws from state, local, and national reports from across the country and is thus useful to state and local governments across the country. Users can search for reports based on topics (including adaptation), date, and keyword. There are also special links to reports and websites on sea-level rise, groundwater, and climate change.

Related Organizations: Santa Clara Valley Water District

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NWF Climate-Smart Conservation Website

Developed and maintained by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the Climate-Smart Conservation website is a rich resource for conservation practitioners learning to incorporate the consideration of climate change into their existing practices. This site contains principles for adaptation and guidance materials for conducting vulnerability assessments and for incorporating climate change into wildlife action plans and on-the-ground conservation programs. NWF "climate-smart" conservation projects and case studies are highlighted.

Related Organizations: National Wildlife Federation

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UCLA Health Impact Assessment Clearinghouse Learning and Information Center

This Website is designed to collect and disseminate information on health impact assessments (HIA) in the United States. The website contains completed and in-progress HIAs conducted in the U. S. The site includes a section on training, as well as resources for funding, technical support, and updates on legislative action. It also reviews common pathways examined by HIAs, provides links to HIA-related journal articles and news releases, and information about HIA methods. .

Related Organizations: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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