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NC CSC Featured in High Country News

The CSCs, including the NC CSC, were recently featured in an article published in High Country News. The article discusses research, regional climate impacts, and goals of the CSCs. "The center[s] uniquely focus on what climate science means for the day-to-day work of land managers as they cope with melting glaciers, deeper and more frequent droughts, longer wildfire seasons, hotter air and water temperatures, rising sea levels and more intense rainstorms." Read more on the High Country News website

NC CSC to Collaborate on Hurricane Research

The 2017 hurricane season has heavily impacted many Caribbean countries and coastal U.S. states. 

Gabriel Senay of the NC CSC and the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS) has begun working with Jerry McMahon (Southeast Climate Science Center, SE CSC) and Dave Sumner (USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center) to study the impact of these recent hurricanes on landscape changes and hydrologic fluxes. The collaboration with SE CSC will focus on the Virgin Islands, while the Caribbean-Florida Center will focus on Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. 

The team plans tocompile and process satellite data and streamflow records to provide information on landscape recovery rates and changes to eco-hydrologic processes.

WInd River Project Team Honored with Climate Adaptation Leadership Award

In the spring of 2017, the NC CSC's Wind River Drought Preparedness project team was awarded with a Climate Adaptation Leadership Award alongside the project's many partners and regional collaborators in the "broad partnership" category for "demonstrating exemplary leadership in reducing climate-related threats and promoting adaptation of the nation’s natural resources." Read more about the award and about the project that earned this broad partnershp accolade. 

EcoDrought Project Featured in NDMC Newsletter

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), based out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, posted a new issue of DroughtScape this week featuring the work of one of our colelagues, Shelley Crausbay. Shelley is part of a Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) working group on Ecological Drought that has been creating a working definition and framework for applying an ecological drought approach to science, planning, and policy management. This new definition of drought takes into consideration the health of ecosystems and how healthy ecosystems in turn benefit human communities. Read more and learn more about ecological drought and the working group

Announcing Newly Funded NC CSC Projects

The NC CSC recently received funding for several projects, including a project that will help groups like state fish and wildlife agencies, USFWS, tribes, and other natural resource management and conservation agencies reduce species decline, plus many more new and continued regional projects.

Read the Latest Nebraska State Climate Office Newsletter

The latest Nebraska State Climate Office newsletter has arrived, with updates on eclipse streaming, the National Mesonet Program, and Arctic climate resilience research. 

Project Collaboration with CSU and CEMML Featured in CSU News

CSU's news page, SOURCE, recently featured an article about a project the NC CSC is collaborating on with CSU researchers and CEMML. NC CSC staff are contributing time, expertise, and computing resources, such as scenario modeling, to the project, which involves creating climate scenarios, impacts statements, and adaptation strategies for various U.S. Air Force bases. Some examples of the work include species vulnerability assessments under future climate scenarios for Air Force base lands. The NC CSC is also contributing to capacity building as part of this project - several CSU students have been looped into the research process and are involved with its resulting products. 

Watch the NC CSC Strategic Planning Webinar

On August 17, 2017, the NC CSC's director Robin O'Malley hosted a webinar to kick off our strategic planning process. The webinar is now posted to our YouTube page, and a transcript is available (attached to this announcement). 

NC CSC Attending ESA 2017 Meeting

Members of the NC CSC are attending the 2017 Ecological Society of America meeting in Portland, OR from August 6-11, 2017. Several CSCs are giving presentations, including several from NC CSC researchers. #ESA2017

New Northern Plains Drought Impacts and Outlook Available

A special edition July 2017 Drought Impacts and Outlook briefing is available from our research partners. The briefing discusses 2017 drought conditions across the Northern Plains and potential impacts. 

See also: past drought briefings and El Niño/La Niña impacts and outlook reports

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