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- Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Over the next several decades, cacao-growing regions may grow warmer and drier, but with planning and adaptation, farmers can keep producing our favorite treat.
- December 31, 2015
With this year's ongoing El Niño event, parts of East Africa may be ripe for a potential outbreak of Rift Valley Fever. See how government agencies are using climate data to help predict, and hopefully prevent, an outbreak of this deadly mosquito-borne virus that affects both people and valuable livestock.
- November 25, 2015
In mid-November, California canceled the opening of its Dungeness crab fisheries, the latest in a series of closures up and down the U.S. West Coast this summer and fall linked to an unusually widespread bloom of toxic algae that thrives in warm waters.
- Thursday, November 12, 2015
Coastal erosion has repeatedly damaged surfside bike paths and parking lots near Ventura, California. It took local groups with varying viewpoints more than a decade to agree upon a strategy, but the first phase of their solution is now complete.
- Thursday, August 27, 2015
For three days in 2005, flooding from Hurricane Katrina cut off the only road to Port Fourchon. Officials had to decide: did the risk of future flooding justify the cost of raising the roadway out of the Gulf's rising waters?
- Tuesday, August 11, 2015
NOAA is helping the CDC build a new heat-health information system to help protect Americans from sweltering summers.
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Several times per year, seawater floods some of the streets in Charleston, South Carolina. Taking steps to deal with this "nuisance" flooding can help the city prepare for sea level rise.
- Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Will global warming cause tourism at U.S. National Parks to warm up or overheat?
- Tuesday, June 23, 2015
After an extremely heavy rain in September 2013 destroyed 500 miles of roads, Colorado is redesigning some riverside roadways to be more resilient to future floods.
- Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Community groups are working to establish a connected ring of conservation land around St. Louis, Missouri. They're also incorporating economic data with flood models to help them target areas that will also provide flood protection.