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Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Releases Governors’ Action Plan III for Healthy and Resilient Coasts

Ocean Springs, Miss.—The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) released the Governors’ Action Plan III For Healthy and Resilient Coasts today. This is the third major effort by the Alliance, approved by all five U.S. Gulf Coast State governors. The states of Alabama and Mississippi issued proclamations, declaring support for the plan and emphasizing the vision

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Analyzing the Risks and Effects of Rising Sea Levels in Norfolk, Va.

In Norfolk, Virginia, an East Coast city that’s home to the world’s largest naval station and important seaports, catastrophic flooding could damage more than homes and roads. A new study from Sandia National Laboratories assesses how much the city, its region and the nation would suffer in damages to national assets and lost economic activity if it does nothing to address rising sea levels.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

New Climate Resilience Toolkit Helps Communities Prepare for a Changing World

Today, in advance of a White House meeting with members of the President’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, the Administration launched the first phase of the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit called for in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.   

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

NOAA Sea Grant Awards $15.9 million for Projects to Build Resilient Coastal Communities

NOAA Sea Grant announced today grants totaling $15.9 million to support over 300 projects around the nation that help build resilient coastal communities and economies. Through university, state and other partnerships, Sea Grant Programs will supplement the federal funding with an additional $7.9 million in non-federal matching funds, bringing the total investment to more than $23.8

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Disaster Resilience Apps Receive UN Recognition

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 23, 2014—Software developers from around the world were recognized today at the UN Climate Summit for their ingenuity in devising life-saving apps for use in reducing the impact of extreme weather events on cities and coastal communities.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Washington Governor Jay Inslee to Speak About Building Resilience at the Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference

As part of the Planning Committee for the Fifth Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference, the Department of the Interior’s Northwest Climate Science Center is pleased to invite you to join more than 250 scientists and practitioners from the Northwest to learn the latest on Pacific Northwest climate science and adaptation, including presentations on landslides, wildfires, sea level

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Planning Professor Helps Write Report on Coastal Flooding and Adaptation

To contend with the rapidly escalating threat of coastal flooding along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts, government agencies need to adopt a new, fundamentally different strategy focused on flood prevention rather than recovery, according to a recent National Research Council report that included contributions from Phil Berke, professor of urban planning at Texas A&M

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

FACT SHEET: Empowering America’s Agricultural Sector and Strengthening Food Resilience through the President’s Climate Data Initiative

In March 2014, the Obama Administration unveiled the Climate Data Initiative—a key deliverable of the President’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution in America, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address this global challenge. The Climate Data Initiative leverages the Federal Government’s vast and open data resources

Monday, July 28th, 2014

New Ordnance Survey Mapping Service Launched for UK Resilience Professionals

Resilience Direct was initially launched in April 2014, providing a secure platform for multi-agency partnerships to share information in both emergency response and in planning. The service acts as a common operating platform for use by local multi-agency planning and response partnerships, with users including police, fire and ambulance services, local authorities and utilities partners.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

EPA Provides Tool to Help Communities Become More Flood Resilient

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new tool today to help communities prepare for, deal with and recover from floods. The Flood Resilience Checklist offers strategies that communities can consider, such as conserving land in flood-prone areas; directing new development to safer areas; and using green infrastructure approaches, such as installing rain gardens,

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