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Policy & Planning
- April 18, 2017
Faced with the potential of a large expense related to water quality, Maine's Portland Water District had two investment choices: conservation or concrete.
- March 7, 2017
After facing 5 years of drought in 15 years, partners in Washington’s Yakima River Basin developed a new water plan that aims to make farms, fish, and families in the region more resilient to climate variability and change.
- December 28, 2016Trees within a city can help reduce urban heat, control stormwater, and provide habitat to local wildlife. As climate conditions change, a Chicago group is working to enhance the reilience of the city's urban forest.
- Department:November 14, 2016
Blocked for decades by an impassable dam, 11.2 miles of prime habitat are now open to endangered Caifornia coho salmon. Access to the upper stream elevations will make the salmon and steelhead trout that migrate into the Russian River watershed to spawn much more resilient to temperature and drought extremes.
- May 31, 2016
Using climate simulations, water managers in the Colorado River basin helped helped stakeholders imagine and prepare for future risks.
- March 28, 2016
An ocean heat wave slammed the lobster industry in the Gulf of Maine in 2012. Scientists and lobstermen studying the incident found a surprise: just not fishing during the heatwave would have been better for the lobstermen's bottom line.
- March 1, 2016
As the threats of tsunamis and sea level rise are joined by real and potential climate impacts, the Quinault community looks to move the lower village of Taholah to higher ground.
- Department:February 17, 2016
The dismal rainy season in southern Africa has destroyed crops, killed livestock, and even led to blackouts. El Niño probably had something to do with it.