Peninsular Florida LCC's News and Views – July 2015 Archive (9)

July 28 Update: Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation

UPDATE

July 28, 2015

 

Recent Poll…

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Postdoctoral Researcher Positions Available: Reducing Risks to Biodiversity and Human Well-being from Ecological Effects of Drought

Two postdoctoral research positions are available to participate in the project "Landscape Sensitivity to Ecological Drought: The Knowns, Needs, and Solutions for the Real World".

Funded by the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) in partnership with Science for Nature and People (SNAP), the project will assess the…

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From the Southeast Climate Science Center: 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.

This…

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Bureau of Indian Affairs announces 2015 adaptation and coastal management funding

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has awarded more than $11M to federally-recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Villages for climate adaptation and coastal planning and related travel support. These projects include education and training initiatives, climate change…

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NOAA Research News: additional Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative sites announced to prepare natural resources for climate change

From NOAA:

Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative - California Headwaters, California’s North-Central Coast and Russian River Watershed, and Crown of the Continent

Introduction

As called for in the Administration’s Priority Agenda for Enhancing the Climate Resilience of America’s Natural Resources, Federal agencies worked with state, local, and tribal partners over the past six months to select a…

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2014 State of the Climate released by the American Meteorological Society, confirms 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record

From NOAA, July 16, 2015:

Climate markers continue to show global warming trend

In 2014, the most essential indicators of Earth’s changing climate continued to reflect trends of a warming planet, with several  markers such as rising land and ocean temperature, sea levels and greenhouse gases ─ setting new records.  These key findings and others can be found in the…

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Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation, July 9 Update

UPDATE

July 9, 2015

 

 

Deepwater Horizon Settlement Reached.  BP to Pay $18.7 Billion.  

 

On July 2, the federal government and five Gulf Coast states announced an agreement with BP that will resolve federal Clean Water Act fines, payments required under the federal Oil…

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Upcoming U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability Program Workshops

The U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability Program (US CLIVAR), part of USGCRP, is sponsoring two workshops this fall. The first, Observing & Modeling Climate Variability in the Intra-Americas Seas & Impacts on the Continental Americas & the Caribbean, will take place September 9–11 with remote participation. Abstracts are due July 7. The second, Translating Process Understanding to Improve Climate Models, will take place October 15–16 at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics…

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Comparison of 2014 Federal Climate Adaptation Plans

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a Comparison of 2014 Adaptation Plans report. This report compares the thirty-eight Adaptation Plans submitted to the Council on Environmental Quality and the Office of Management and Budget in 2014, per the release of the President's Climate Action Plan in June 2013, and Executive Order 13653, Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change, in November 2013, which brought new requirements for agencies to improve climate…

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