U.S. and Canada

Damage Study and Future Direction for Structural Design Following the Tuscaloosa Tornado of 2011

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Source URL: 
http://esridev.caps.ua.edu/tuscaloosa_tornado/

Non-technical summary

 

Resource Author: 
David O. Prevatt, John W. van de Lindt, Andrew Graettinger
Publication Date: 
Jul 27 2011

Rolling Easements

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Abstract

Rising sea level is inundating low-lying lands, eroding beaches, and exacerbating coastal flooding. In undeveloped areas, landowners have generally allowed wetlands, beaches, and barrier islands to adjust naturally to rising water levels, by migrating inland.

Resource Author: 
James G. Titus
Publication Date: 
Jun 1 2011
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Persistent El Niño–Southern Oscillation variation during the Pliocene Epoch

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Source URL: 
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2011/2010PA002097.shtml
Abstract

There is an urgent requirement to understand how large fluctuations in tropical heat distribution associated with the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) will respond to anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases.

Resource Author: 
N. Scroxton, S. G. Bonham, R. E. M. Rickaby et al
Publication Date: 
May 26 2011

The U.S. Commitment to Cookstoves in Africa

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Source URL: 
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/06/166281.htm

In September 2010, U.S. Secretary of State Clinton announced the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance’s 100 by 20 goal calls for 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.

Resource Author: 
Hillary Clinton, U.S. State Department
Publication Date: 
Jun 16 2011

Feeling the Heat: Child Survival in a Changing Climate

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Source URL: 
http://www.childreninachangingclimate.org/library_page.htm?metadata_value=Feeling%20the%20Heat:%20Child%20Survival%20in%20a%20Changing%20Climate&wildmeta_value=

Overview

Resource Author: 
Save the Children
Publication Date: 
Jun 8 2011

Review of the Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Aeroallergens and Their Associated Effects

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This report presents a survey of the current state of knowledge of the potential impacts of climate change and variability on aeroallergens—pollen, mold, and indoor allergens—in the United States and the allergic diseases associated with them. Allergies are prevalent in the United States and impose substantial economic and quality-of-life burdens.  ...

Resource Author: 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Publication Date: 
Aug 1 2008

Health Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation: Household Energy

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Source URL: 
http://www.who.int/hia/green_economy/en/index.html

The policy briefings below summarize initial key findings from the Health in a Green Economy project  and identify expected health impacts from policies to mitigate climate change in the household energy sector.

Resource Author: 
World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication Date: 
Nov 1 2010

Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland's Vulnerability to Climate Change

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Source URL: 
http://dnr.state.md.us/climatechange/

Related documents:

DNR’s Policy: Building Resilience to Climate Change, October 2010

Adaptation Plan I: Sea Level Rise and Coastal Storms [pdf], 2010

Phase II Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change, January 2011

 

Resource Author: 
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date: 
Jan 1 2008

Addressing Climate Change in Long-Term Water Resources Planning and Management: User Needs for Improving Tools and Information

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation have published a report, "Addressing Climate Change in Long-Term Water Resources Planning and Management: User Needs for Improving Tools and Information," that identifies the needs of local, state, and federal water management agencies for climate change information and tools to support long-term planning.

Resource Author: 
Bureau of Reclamation
Publication Date: 
Apr 25 2011
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