New tool to forecast sea ice 31 July 2017

New tool to forecast sea ice

Arctic sea ice has declined dramatically during the last few decades, posing challenges and opportunities for Alaskan residents, subsistence users, and maritime operators.

Critical thresholds, extreme weather, and building resilience 31 July 2017

Critical thresholds, extreme weather, and building resilience

Identifying and understanding critical thresholds for extreme weather events is key for communities to develop effective adaptation strategies.

NOAA, American Planning Association enhance municipal planning with climate and weather information 31 July 2017

NOAA, American Planning Association enhance municipal planning with climate and weather information

This document exemplifies a public-private collaboration between CPO and the American Planning Association to help communities incorporate weather and climate information into municipal planning.

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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.

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