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DC Circulator at Eastern Market Metro
In-Brief Washington, DC
Washington, D.C. has been boosting public transportation and investing in clean energy transportation alternatives to [...]
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Phoenix Urban Heat Planning Activities: planting trees
In-Brief Phoenix, Arizona
Through a variety of heat planning initiatives, Phoenix now has a greater understanding of the impacts of heat and the [...]
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July 18, 2014 - Utility scale wind turbines at the Cedar Creek Wind Farm in Grover, Colorado. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL
In-Brief Fort Hood, Texas
In just a matter of years, Fort Hood dramatically transformed its energy supply, with approximately 45% coming from [...]
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Nahant Marsh provides buffer against riverine flooding.
In-Brief Davenport, Iowa
Davenport is using marshes and wetlands to help mitigate river flooding.
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In-Brief California and New Jersey
One motivated scientist brought together more than 280 organizations, agencies, and groups to address climate change [...]
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Klamath River empties into the Pacific Ocean.
Spotlight Yurok Territory, California
The Yurok Tribe in northern California is partnering with scientists to monitor fish health, and lobbied the government [...]
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A white-tailed deer stands alert in the city of Whitefish, Montana. Credit: Impact Media Lab / AAAS
Spotlight Whitefish, Montana
Locals in Whitefish, Montana enrolled in the Resilience Dialogues, a program that connects communities with experts who [...]
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A lighthouse at sunset on Tybee Island, Georgia. The island is located in Chatham County, where the Smart Sea Level Sensors program is being implemented. Credit: Impact Media Lab / AAAS
Spotlight Savannah, Georgia
A group of scientists partnered with city planners and schools in Savannah to develop a network of sea level sensors.
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Founder of ISeeChange, Julia Kumari Drapkin, shows children a map of historic New Orleans. Drapkin highlights the parts of the city that used to be swamp. Credit: Impact Media Lab / AAAS
Spotlight New Orleans, Louisiana
Resident-led data collection on flooding hot spots is now being used for city planning purposes.
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Sunrise at Kachemak Bay_Homer Spit
Spotlight Homer and Napakiak, Alaska
Alaskan communities are consulting with scientists and engineers on how to adapt to erosion, flooding, thawing [...]
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Marquette, Michigan
Spotlight Marquette, Michigan
Local officials are working with scientists and local stakeholders to respond to climate change's impacts on public health.
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Rowdy Yeatts stirs woodchips in a hopper, in preparation for cooking them into biochar. Credit: Impact Media Lab / AAAS
Spotlight Laramie, Wyoming
Biochar is a plant-based substance that can be added to soil, increasing the amount of moisture and nutrients available [...]
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Herring River Estuary in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Credit: Impact Media Lab / AAAS
Spotlight Herring River Estuary, Massachusetts
Many groups are collaborating to reverse degradation to coastal wetlands and halt the resulting emissions of greenhouse gases.
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Cambridge-Alewife Climate Action Planning Map
In-Brief Cambridge, Massachusetts
When Cambridge, Massachusetts released its first climate action plan in 2002, it focused primarily on reducing [...]
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The recently completed RNG facility in Dane County. The facility converts methane harvested from a nearby landfill into renewable transportation fuel. Credit: Impact Media Lab / AAAS
Spotlight Dane County, Wisconsin
With the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving taxpayers money, Dane County, Wisconsin has been [...]
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In-Brief Austin, Texas
Colby May and Jim Brown offer churches everything from energy assessments, to solar panel installation, to behavioral [...]
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Person scooping up kernels of corn
Spotlight Sheridan County, Kansas
To prolong use of the local aquifer, a groundwater management district reduced the amount of water farmers could use to [...]
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Alan Barton, manager of Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery, holds bags of adult oysters as he stands in front of Netarts Bay.
Spotlight Netarts Bay, Oregon
A shellfish hatchery in Oregon is adapting to ocean acidification due to climate change by partnering with scientists to [...]
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