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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.

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Sustainable Cities Institute

The National League of Cities' Sustainable Cities Institute (SCI) provides cities and sustainability professionals with timely, vetted, and practical resources to identify and implement solutions to advance their goals and strengthen their communities. The SCI website provides robust collections of city profiles, case studies, model policies, and communication tools to provide elected leaders, staff, and engaged stakeholders with a set of resources to guide and catalyze action across a range of topics including: Transit-oriented Development, Green Infrastructure, Urban Agriculture, Energy Conservation and Efficiency, and Community Engagement.

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Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Tennessee

September 2008

From the Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER) at the University of Maryland, this report investigates the economic impacts of climate change in Tennessee. The key economic sectors most likely to be affected by climate change are addressed, along with the main impacts to be expected for these sectors. The assessment provides examples of the direct economic impacts and of the additional related, or ripple, economic effects on the state. The report also identifies specific data gaps and research needs for further understanding of the continual economic impacts.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Daria Karetinkov, Janine Fisler, Sean Williamson, Brendan Bell, Matthias Ruth, Kim Ross, Daraius Irani

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Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP) 4.6: Analysis of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems

September 2008

This report is one in a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAPs) produced between 2004 and 2009, aimed at providing current assessments of climate change science in the U. S. to inform public debate, policy, and operational decisions. This SAP focuses on impacts of global climate change on human health, human settlements, and human welfare. The assessment examines potential impacts of climate change on human society, opportunities for adaptation, and associated recommendations for addressing data gaps and near- and long-term research goals.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Janet L. Gamble, Kristie L. Ebi, Frances G. Sussman, Thomas J. Wilbanks

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Climate Change and the Chesapeake Bay: State-of-the-Science Review and Recommendations

September 2008

This report from the Chesapeake Bay Program Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) addresses the current understanding of climate change impacts on the tidal Chesapeake Bay, and identifies critical knowledge gaps and research priorities. It is intended to provide the basis for incorporating climate change considerations into resource management decisions.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Christopher R. Pyke, Raymond Najjar, Mary Beth Adams, Denise Breitburg, Carl Hershner, Robert Howarth, Michael Kemp, Margaret Mulholland, Michael Paolisso, David Secor, Kevin Sellner, Denice Wardrop, Robert Wood

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California SB 732 - Strategic Growth Council

September 2008

In September 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 732 which created the Strategic Growth Council (SGC). The SGC is a cabinet‐level committee that is tasked with coordinating the activities of state agencies to:

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Sea Level Rise Response Strategy Worcester County, Maryland

September 2008

From the Worcester County Department of Comprehensive Planning, this strategy informs local stakeholders, including planners and developers, about options that Worcester County, Maryland has to adapt to sea level rise and land subsidence. The analysis utilized various sea level rise models and a vulnerability assessment to inform the development of response strategies and recommendations for the county.

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Heat Related Illness Prevention (Training)

The goal of this web-based training course is to reinforce awareness of heat-related illness in order to promote the development and implementation of school guidelines, including an emergency plan by coaches, athletic trainers, students, school nurses, parents and teachers.   After completing the course, users should be able to: define heat-related illness; identify the three main types of heat-related illness; identify the symptoms, or warning signs, for each type of heat-related illness; describe treatment options for each type of heat-related illness, including return-to-play considerations; and describe steps to prevent heat-related illness.

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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.

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HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities: Tools and Key Resources

One of the goals of the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC) is to help communities develop and support neighborhoods that provide transportation choices and affordable housing while increasing economic competitiveness and directing resources toward places with existing infrastructure. In support of this goal, the PSC has compiled a list of tools and other resources available to planners to help develop and support sustainable communities.

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