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New Handouts Summarize Tree Species Responses to Climate Change

New Handouts Summarize Tree Species Responses to Climate Change

NIACS created a series of 2-page handouts that summarize how individual tree species are expected to respond to climate change across the Northeast based on regional climate change vulnerability assessments. Each handout includes model projections based on future climate scenarios and models like the Climate Change Tree Atlas. We think they're a handy way to show a lot of information and get people thinking about managing climate change risk and opportunity. Handouts are available for subregions within each of the three project areas: New England and Northern New York Mid-Atlantic Central Appalachians

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Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change Project Now Underway

A new study is underway in New Hampshire's northwoods that will further our understanding of management options for climate change adaptation. The Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) project is a collaborative effort among scientists and land managers to develop a network of experimental silvicultural trials in different forest ecosystem types throughout the United States, and the Second College Grant, located in the Northern Forest region of New Hampshire and owned and managed by Dartmouth College, is one of five ASCC study sites. The project was initiated last fall and launched into full-force this spring with pre-treatment data collection. Timber harvests began this summer to implement forest management treatments demonstrating the three adaptation options of resistance, resilience, and transition. Scientists and managers will be planting tree species that have been identified as future-adapted for the transition treatment next spring, which includes northern red oak, bitternut hickory, eastern white pine, eastern hemlock, basswood, black birch, bigtooth aspen, and chestnut. To learn more about the Second College Grant ASCC project, contact the Site Leads Tony D'Amato or Chris Woodall.

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A National Experiment in Manager-Scientist Partnerships to Apply an Adaptation Framework

Forest managers across the U.S. are faced with implementing adaptation strategies in the face of severe droughts, wildfires, and other climate-related impacts.

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Global Change Monitoring Portal Released

A new Portal provides scientists and the general public with access to information about the existence and operation of programs that monitor the effects of global change processes, such as climate and land use change, on important air, land, and water resources.

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Scientists: Strong evidence that human-caused climate change intensified 2015 heat waves

Scientists: Strong evidence that human-caused climate change intensified 2015 heat waves

Human-caused climate change very likely increased the severity of heat waves that plagued India, Pakistan, Europe, East Africa, East Asia, and Australia in 2015 and helped make it the warmest year on record, according to new research published today in a special edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

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The U.S. Global Change Research Program Wants to Hear From You

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) seeks public comment on the draft of its Climate Science Special Report (CSSR).

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Looking Forward: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate

An updated report addressing ways to build resilience to climate change for water resources has been released by the federal Water Resources and Climate Change Workgroup.

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USGS Study Reveals Interactive Effects of Climate Change, Invasive Species on Native Fish

USGS Study Reveals Interactive Effects of Climate Change, Invasive Species on Native Fish

A new USGS study shows non-native Brown Trout can place a burden on native Brook Trout under the increased water temperatures climate change can cause.

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New Web Tool Provides Climate-Smart Seedlot Selection Recommendations

New Web Tool Provides Climate-Smart Seedlot Selection Recommendations

The U.S. Forest Service, Oregon State University, and the Conservation Biology Institute have launched a free web-based decision-support tool to help natural resource managers match seedlots (seed collections from a known origin) with planting sites based on climatic information.

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Managing Climate Change Refugia to Protect Wildlife

Managing Climate Change Refugia to Protect Wildlife

Natural and cultural areas that will remain similar to what they are today -- despite climate change -- need to be identified, managed and conserved as “refugia” for at-risk species, according to a study published today in PLOS One.

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In Hot Water: Climate Change is Affecting North American Fish

In Hot Water: Climate Change is Affecting North American Fish

Climate change is already affecting inland fish across North America -- including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists are seeing a variety of changes in how inland fish reproduce, grow and where they can live.

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Southern Appalachian Forest Water Yield Down since 1970s

Climate change and forest disturbances are threatening the ability of forested mountain watersheds to provide the clean, reliable, and abundant fresh water necessary to support aquatic ecosystems and a growing human population.

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Climate Science Centers and U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center—Annual report for 2015

2015 was another great year for the Department of the Interior (DOI) Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) network.

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Mountain Streams Offer Climate Refuge

Mountain Streams Offer Climate Refuge

A new study offers hope for cold-water species in the face of climate change. The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, addresses a longstanding paradox between predictions of widespread extinctions of cold-water species and a general lack of evidence for those extinctions despite decades of recent climate change.

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New Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments Available for Species and Habitats

New Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments Available for Species and Habitats

New climate change vulnerability assessments for 41 species and 3 habitats in the Appalachians are now available on the applcc.org Web Portal.

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Climate Adaptation Fund Announce Latest round of Grantmaking

Read the 2016 Request for Proposals, review the Applicant Guidance Document and submit a completed WCS Pre-proposal Application using our online application form no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Friday, April 8, 2016.

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Service and partners announce science-based tool to help prioritize and target fish habitat conservation

Service and partners announce science-based tool to help prioritize and target fish habitat conservation

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) today announce the availability of an online tool that enables users to target and prioritize fish habitat conservation in the face of climate and land use change.

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NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015

Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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BIG DATA as an engine for aquatic information creation

The smartest thing, the only thing really, we can do to conserve & preserve fisheries and aquatic biodiversity as the climate warms this century is to invest our limited resources wisely.

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The eDNA revolution & developing comprehensive aquatic biodiversity archives

Measuring & understanding the effects of climate change on aquatic life requires an accurate baseline status assessment that can serve as a benchmark for comparisons through time.

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Appalachian LCC part of Premiere Climate Education and Literacy Training Program

Appalachian LCC part of Premiere Climate Education and Literacy Training Program

The inaugural Educator Climate and Conservation Colloquium (or EC3) brought together 50 teachers and school decision makers from across the nation to receive training on campus sustainability and wildlife conservation issues to better serve schools and communities.

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Global Vulnerability of Forests to Climate Change-Related Tree Mortality is Widely Underestimated

Forests worldwide are vulnerable to growing risks of drought- and heat-induced tree mortality and forest die-off because of a rapidly warming Earth, according to just-published research in the scientific journal Ecosphere. The paper is an invited “ESA Centennial Paper” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Ecological Society of America.

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Researchers Seek a Sneak Peek Into the Future of Forests

In May 2015, scores of scientists from dozens of research institutions descended on a patch of forest in central North Carolina, taking samples of everything from ants and mites to other microbes – samples they hope will offer a glimpse into the future of forest ecosystems.

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Geodiversity Key to Conserving Biodiversity Under Climate Change

The physical factors that create diversity (landform, bedrock, soil and topography), collectively known as geodiversity, might be the key to conserving biodiversity under a changing climate.

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Monthly carbon dioxide levels hit new milestone

Monthly carbon dioxide levels hit new milestone

NOAA scientists reported that in March 2015 the monthly average global carbon dioxide level went above 400 parts per million for the first time.

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A Complex Landscape has both Vulnerabilities and Resilience to Climate Change

A Complex Landscape has both Vulnerabilities and Resilience to Climate Change

Central Appalachian forests have been experiencing the effects of a changing climate for decades, and effects such as more heavy rainfall events, more drought, and more hot days are likely to continue, according to a new vulnerability assessment for the region by the U.S. Forest Service and many partners.

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100 Case Studies Published Today Show How Communities Are Preparing Our Roads, Airports, and Transit Systems for Climate Change

One hundred case studies released today by the Georgetown Climate Center demonstrate how leaders are responding to the growing threats from climate change to America's roads, airports, transit systems, and infrastructure.

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Secretary Jewell Announces New Wildlife and Climate Studies at the Northeast Climate Science Center

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced recently that Interior’s Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) is awarding nearly $700,000 to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

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Acquiring Information on the Climate Vulnerability of Appalachian Species and Habitats

Acquiring Information on the Climate Vulnerability of Appalachian Species and Habitats

A new report out of the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment research project addresses how the Cooperative should acquire information about the climate vulnerability of Appalachian species and habitats and share with its partners.

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New Recommendations Help Improve America’s Resilience to Climate Change

This week, the White House released the recommendations of the President’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. It also announced new tools and actions to help planners build healthy and resilient communities, including a web-based Climate Resilience Toolkit that provides simple access to federal tools that can help planners incorporate a changing climate into their decisions.

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Climate Change's Growing Threat to Public Lands

Secretary Jewell attended the 2014 World Parks Congress in Australia, where she stressed the need for international cooperation on public lands and the growing threat of climate change.

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Listening for the Rain

Listening for the Rain starts a pluricultural conversation in which some Indigenous people who live in the central United States of America discuss their observations and understandings of, as well as responses to, climate change and variability.

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Hot Topics Summer 2014

A quarterly newsletter developed by Southeast Regional Climate Change program.

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President Recognizes Role of Private Forests in Climate Action Plan

We are writing to you, as members of the Forest‐Climate Working Group, to thank you for the central role that you have created for U.S. forests and forest products in your Climate Action Plan and the new natural resources policy proposals that you have announced this week.

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Building community resilience by strengthening America’s natural resources and supporting green infrastructure

President Obama has made it clear that we have a moral obligation to our children and future generations to leave behind a planet that is not polluted and damaged. That is why, as part of his effort to combat climate change, the President launched a Climate Action Plan last year to cut carbon pollution, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address this global challenge.

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Regional Science Efforts Highlighted in National Climate Adaptation Strategy Progress Report

Report includes several projects in the northeast and the Chesapeake Bay among 50 nationwide examples that illustrate a long-term vision for adaptive management in the face of climate change.

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Video: Climate Change The Cost of Inaction

The Earth's climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. Climate change is already having impacts on people's lives across the country.

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The Audubon Climate Change Report at a Glance

The Audubon Climate Change Report at a Glance

A new Climate Change report by Audubon is a comprehensive, first-of-its kind study that predicts how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds.

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Land managers to gain tools to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions

Trees take in and store a lot of carbon dioxide, or CO2, a greenhouse gas. Being able to measure forestry and agricultural intake and emissions of CO2 is critical to developing a strategy for addressing climate change by reducing greenhouse gases.

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Primary Influences on Water Temperature for Inland Streams

The COMET Program is pleased to announce the publication of the new lesson, "Primary Influences on Water Temperature for Inland Streams". The temperature of inland streams, rivers, and reservoirs affects aquatic wildlife, riparian vegetation, and infrastructure.

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BioClimate

Periodic News from the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and the DOI Climate Science Centers (CSCs)

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2015 NOAA Funding Opportunity

NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) supports competitive research through four major Programs: Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Earth System Science (ESS); Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI).

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Obama Administration dedicates nearly $10 million to help tribes prepare for climate change

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and continued commitment to support Native American leaders in building strong, resilient communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn today announced the Administration has dedicated nearly $10 million this year to help tribes prepare for climate change through adaptation and mitigation.

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New Guide Helps Conservationists Address Uncertain Future

A new publication by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) aims to help natural resource managers plan for a variety of long-term threats to America’s wildlife and habitats.

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Scientists Locate Natural “Strongholds” across Southeast US that Could Protect Nature in the Face of Climate Change

A new study by The Nature Conservancy has identified a series of natural “strongholds” across the Southeastern United States that are predicted to withstand the growing impacts of climate change and help ensure nature’s survival.

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Climate.gov wins two Webby Awards and a People’s Voice Award!

Climate.gov wins two Webby Awards and a People’s Voice Award!

NOAA Climate.gov was selected by the International Academy of the Digital Arts & Sciences to receive two Webby Awards in the "Government" and "Green" categories. They also garnered a People's Voice Award in the "Green" category (placing second overall in the "Government" category).

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LCC Coordinator Gives Keynote Address at Earth Day Celebration

LCC Coordinator Gives Keynote Address at Earth Day Celebration

Appalachian LCC Coordinator Dr. Jean Brennan was a featured speaker for the Distinguished Lecture Series at Northwest Missouri State University during its annual Earth Week Celebration.

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Our Changing Climate – Third National Assessment Released

The Third National Assessment Release (NCA) report was released today. The report was written by 240 authors who worked in author teams reflecting their expertise, who also selected additional contributing authors, including several scientists and experts from USDA.

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Progress toward reducing oil and gas air emissions in Ohio

New rules will help reduce air pollution that harms public health and contributes to climate change.

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IPCC Working Group II Report Released

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report today that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The world, in many cases, is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate. The report also concludes that there are opportunities to respond to such risks, though the risks will be difficult to manage with high levels of warming.

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Mapping Climate Change in the Oceans

Mapping Climate Change in the Oceans

NOAA Research and NOAA Fisheries collaborate on new method to assess fish vulnerability to climate change

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Interior Releases First National Interactive Map of Onshore Wind Turbines

USGS Scientific Tool to Aid Landscape-Level Planning, Responsible Renewable Energy Development, Support Climate Action Plan

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AAAS Kicks Off Initiative to Recognize Climate Change Risks

AAAS is announcing the launch of a new initiative to expand the dialogue on the risks of climate change.

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'Climate Hubs' Will Provide Regional Networks on Climate Science, Forecasting Impacts as Part of President's Climate Action Plan

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the creation of the first ever Regional Hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change at seven locations around the country. "Climate Hubs" will address increasing risks such as fires, invasive pests, devastating floods, and crippling droughts on a regional basis, aiming to translate science and research into information to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners on ways to adapt and adjust their resource management.

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NRCS and Forest Service Partner to Improve Forest Health

Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie announced today a multi-year partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to improve the health and resiliency of forest ecosystems where public and private lands meet across the nation.

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Appalachian LCC Winter Newsletter

Appalachian LCC Winter Newsletter

The 2014 Winter Newsletter highlights how the Appalachian LCC and its partners are addressing landscape issues and bringing together a community to find sustainable solutions.

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Interior Announces FY 2013 Climate Science Center Research Projects

In 2013 the Climate Science Centers are awarding nearly $7 million to universities and other partners for research as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, move our economy toward clean energy sources and begin to prepare our communities for the impacts of climate change.

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What are Future Climate Projections for Precipitation and Temperature for Your County?

What are Future Climate Projections for Precipitation and Temperature for Your County?

For the first time, maps and summaries of historical and projected temperature and precipitation changes for the 21st century for the continental U.S. are accessible at a county-by-county level on a website developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the College of Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.

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The Nature Conservancy Releases Country-Level Temperature and Precipitation Data for Climate Resilience and Adaptation Planning

The Nature Conservancy Releases Country-Level Temperature and Precipitation Data for Climate Resilience and Adaptation Planning

The Nature Conservancy has released a new country-level dataset for its online Climate Wizard mapping tool that enables users to visualize future climate conditions using the most recent modeled data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Executive Order -- Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change

Executive Order -- Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change

President Obama signed an executive order that will begin to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by undertaking actions to enhance climate preparedness and resilience.

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Interior Secretary Offers Vision for Conservation

Interior Secretary Offers Vision for Conservation

Secretarial Order underscores LCC role and commitment to landscape-scale planning and design to conserve the Nation's land, water, wildlife and cultural resources in the face of climate change.

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EPA Releases Agency Plans for Adapting to a Changing Climate

EPA Releases Agency Plans for Adapting to a Changing Climate

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans for public review and comment. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and Executive Order on Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change announced today, the Implementation Plans provide detailed information about the actions EPA plans to take across the country to help communities adapt to a changing climate.

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Observed Changes in Phenology Across the United States - Northeast

Observed Changes in Phenology Across the United States - Northeast

Phenology — the seasonal timing of life cycle events in plants and animals such as flowering, hibernation, and migration — has been linked to shifts in the timing of allergy seasons, public visitation to National Parks, and cultural festivals. Change in phenology, recognized as a bio-indicator of climate change impacts, has also been linked to increased wildfire activity and pest outbreak, shifts in species distributions, spread of invasive species, and changes in carbon cycling in forests. Phenological information can and already is being used to identify species vulnerable to climate change, to generate computer models of carbon sequestration, to manage invasive species, to forecast seasonal allergens, and to track disease vectors, such as mosquitoes and ticks, in human population centers.

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Downscaling Scenarios of Climate Change Project to Map Entire Appalachian LCC Region

Downscaling Scenarios of Climate Change Project to Map Entire Appalachian LCC Region

A DOI Southeast Climate Science Center funded project will be evaluating the latest generation of global climate models to generate scenarios of future change to climate, hydrology, and vegetation for the Southeastern U.S. as well as the entire range of the Appalachian LCC.

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Virginia’s Climate Modeling and Species Vulnerability Assessment

Virginia’s Climate Modeling and Species Vulnerability Assessment

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is excited to announce the publication of Virginia’s Climate Modeling and Species Vulnerability Assessment: How Climate Data Can Inform Management and Conservation. This report is the culmination of over 4 years of effort by NWF, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), Conservation Management Institute, and Kutztown University to downscale climate data for Virginia and use that in a species modeling effort to project how a selections of species (wildlife, fish, and plants) may change their distribution across the landscape based on climate change.

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Beyond Season's End

Beyond Season's End

A website created for wildlife and fisheries professionals confronting the threat of global climate change.

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Native Plants Boost Conservation Benefits, Strengthen Wildlife Populations

Native plants in many parts of the U.S. are struggling because of changes in land use and climate, posing problems for the wildlife species that depend on them for sustenance and sanctuary.

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Designing reserves for biodiversity

Designing reserves for biodiversity

What is the best way to design a new conservation reserve? There are multiple factors to consider, including species diversity, spatial extent, and future climate changes.

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Protecting Southern Appalachian Wildlife in an Era of Climate Change

The Open Space Institute is pleased to announce the second round of funding through the Southern Cumberland Land Protection Fund, which will award grants and loans to conservation projects protecting habitat that facilitates wildlife adaptation to changes in climate and other environmental factors.

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Newest Version of Climate Funding Opportunities

This document provides a snapshot of currently available, climate-related funding opportunities compiled by NOAA and partners in the Great Lakes Region.

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New Online Tool Helps Producers Estimate Carbon Stowed in Soil

A new online tool , called COMET-FARM™, enables agricultural producers to calculate how much carbon their conservation actions can remove from the atmosphere.

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Climate Science Center Research Funding Opportunity for FY 14

The U.S. Department of the Interior Northeast, South Central, and Southwest Climate Science Centers (CSCs) are seeking proposals for FY 2014. Proposals are invited for projects that support CSC science priorities.

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Spring 2012 Earliest on Record

March 2012 set records for warm temperatures that promoted early leafing and flowering across large areas of the United States.

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Front Row Seats to Climate Change

Front Row Seats to Climate Change

Increasingly erratic rainfall patterns can lead to declines in southeastern frog and salamander populations, but protecting ponds can improve their plight.

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Interior Appoints New Climate Change Advisory Committee

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the members of a newly created federal advisory committee who will provide guidance about the Interior Department’s climate change adaptation science initiatives.

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NRCS helps build resiliency to climate change

As experts predict growing climate changes in the United States, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service offers a variety of practices, programs and studies that help landowners build resiliency to its effects.

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National Strategy Will Help Safeguard Fish, Wildlife and Plants in a Changing Climate

In partnership with State and Tribal agencies, the Obama Administration today released the first nationwide strategy to help public and private decision makers address the impacts that climate change is having on natural resources and the people and economies that depend on them. Developed in response to a request by Congress, the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy is the product of extensive national dialogue that spanned nearly two years and was shaped by comments from more than 55,000 Americans.

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USDA Reports Synthesize Literature on Climate Change Effects and Adaptation Strategies for U.S. Agriculture and Forests

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released two comprehensive reports today that synthesize the scientific literature on climate change effects and adaptation strategies for U.S. agriculture and forests.

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Southeastarn CSC Revamps Website

Southeastarn CSC Revamps Website

The Department of the Interior Southeastern Climate Science Center has recently revamped its website to include sections on funded projects, partner LCCs, partner resources, and much more.

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USGS-NOAA: Climate Change Impacts to U.S. Coasts Threaten Public Health, Safety and Economy

USGS-NOAA: Climate Change Impacts to U.S. Coasts Threaten Public Health, Safety and Economy

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities' social, economic and natural systems.

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USGS Climate Science Centers Annual Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Announcement for the eight Department of Interior Climate Science Centers (CSC) for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014.

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2012 was Warmest and Second Most Extreme Year on Record for the Contiguous U.S.

2012 was Warmest and Second Most Extreme Year on Record for the Contiguous U.S.

2012 marked the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States with the year consisting of a record warm spring, second warmest summer, fourth warmest winter and a warmer-than-average autumn.

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Emerging Consensus Shows Climate Change Already Having Major Effects on Ecosystems and Species

Plant and animal species are shifting their geographic ranges and the timing of their life events – such as flowering, laying eggs or migrating – at faster rates than researchers documented just a few years ago, according to a technical report on biodiversity and ecosystems used as scientific input for the 2013 Third National Climate Assessment.

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Highly anticipated down-scaled climate data to be released this winter

Highly anticipated down-scaled climate data to be released this winter

Global climate models project that Earth’s temperature will warm by about 2°-4°C (about 3°-7°F) in the coming century. But what does that mean for communities, natural resource managers, and other local interests?

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New Website launches - ConservationCorridor.org

New Website launches - ConservationCorridor.org

Landscape corridors are among the most important conservation strategies in the face of global changes such as habitat fragmentation, habitat destruction, and climate change.

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Sizing up Biomass from Space

Sizing up Biomass from Space

The biomass stored in forests is thought to play a critical role in mitigating the catastrophic effects of global climate change.

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Lock Haven, Nature Conservancy Protect 5,200 Acres in Conservation Effort

Lock Haven, Nature Conservancy Protect 5,200 Acres in Conservation Effort

Lock Haven City Authority, as a partner in The Nature Conservancy’s Working Woodlands Program, agrees to forever protect and sustainably manage its forest and freshwater resources.

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Interior Secretary Announces Funding for 2012 CSC Research

Interior Secretary Announces Funding for 2012 CSC Research

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced funding of more than $10 million awarded by Interior's regional Climate Science Centers to universities or other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

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DOI Invited Nominations for NCCWSC & CSC Federal Advisory Committee

Intent to create a Federal Advisory Committee for the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and DOI Climate Science Centers

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USFWS Climate Change Update - October

Climate Change Update provides information and news related to the Service's strategic response to accelerating climate change.

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Scientists Locate Natural “Strongholds” that Could Protect Nature in the Face of Climate Change

Scientists Locate Natural “Strongholds” that Could Protect Nature in the Face of Climate Change

A new study by The Nature Conservancy has identified a series of landscapes across the American Northeast and southeastern Canada that are predicted to withstand the growing impacts of climate change and help ensure nature’s survival.

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Appalachian LCC Funds Four Landscape-level Projects

Appalachian LCC Funds Four Landscape-level Projects

The Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is investing in conservation projects across the Appalachian region that will support the sustainable management of resources and develop tools and information for conservation delivery.

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Kimberly Terrell, Researcher of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Kimberly Terrell, Researcher of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Kimberly Terrell describes her work studying the biological constraints of salamanders to adjust to climate change and how the regional nature of the LCC can ensure efficiencies for conservation efforts as well as bring managers and researchers together to work towards common conservation goals.

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Thomas Minney, Central Appalachians Project Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy

Thomas Minney, Central Appalachians Project Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy

Thomas Minney discusses the potential of the Appalachian LCC, how this organization can address large-scale issues like climate change, and the need to achieve common conservation goals.

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