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Date published: August 8, 2019

Island Drought Website and Factsheets Now Available

When drought hits an island, nearly all sectors of society and the environment are quickly impacted. The CASCs have been working with partners over the last year to identify key threats, challenges, and management needs related to drought in the U.S. Caribbean and U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. ...

Date published: July 26, 2019

CASC Presentations at the 2019 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Meeting

2019 Ecological Society of America meeting (August 11-16, 2019) Session Information

Date published: July 22, 2019

Tribal Liaison in Focus: Malinda Chase

Learn more about Malinda Chase, tribal liaison for the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, in this Tribal Resilience Liaison feature conducted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP).

Date published: July 15, 2019

California's Future Weather Will Alternate Between Drought and Atmospheric Rivers

A recent study funded in part by the Southwest CASC describes future changes in precipitation in California that will result in both wet and dry extremes. The paper was published in the scientific journal Nature and was recently highlighted by SFGATE.

Date published: July 3, 2019

Drones on Ice: Scientists Take to the Air to Study Suicide Basin

Juneau Empire recently posted an article about the work of measuring water and ice levels in Alaska's Suicide Basin using drones that University of Alaska researchers have been doing with help from the Alaska CASC. 

Date published: July 1, 2019

Factsheet Series Now Available from the PI CASC Workshop, “Drought in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands”

On August 14-15, 2018, the Pacific Islands CASC hosted a workshop on drought in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands and the associated impacts on ecological and human communities across the vast region’s diverse landscapes.

Date published: June 28, 2019

NCASC's Senior Liaison for Insular Relations Interviewed in Award Winning Article on Climate Change in Hawaii

An article on The Cost of Climate Change in Hawaii has won third place in the category of long form feature writing in The Society of Professional Journalists’ Excellence in Journalism Awards (Hawaii chapter). Dave Helweg, the National CASC's Senior Liaison for Insular Relations and former Director of the...

Date published: June 28, 2019

Maple Syrup Production to Decline in New England in the Next Century Says New Study by UMass Amherst and Northeast CASC

Climate change will move peak syrup yield northward and will cut New England’s yield by half.

Date published: June 12, 2019

AK CASC Program Coordinator Publishes Scientific American Article on Wildfire in Alaska

The Program Coordinator at the AK CASC recently published an article in Scientific American Observations about the growing threat of wildfires in Alaska.

Date published: June 6, 2019

SE CASC Researcher Embarks on a Five-Day Expedition through the Colorado Basin

The Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center's USGS Research Ecologist Mitch Eaton has joined the Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition (...

Date published: June 5, 2019

Tribal Liaison in Focus: Sara Smith

Learn more about Sara Smith, tribal liaison for the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, in this short interview conducted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP).

Date published: May 31, 2019

Thinning Forests: Prescribing Fire Before Drought May Reduce Tree Loss

The results of a study partly funded by the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center suggest that prescribed fire treatments may reduce tree loss during future droughts and bark beetle epidemics.