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A white-tailed deer stands alert in the city of Whitefish, Montana. Credit: Impact Media Lab / AAAS
Locals in Whitefish, Montana enrolled in the Resilience Dialogues, a program that connects communities with experts who can provide tailored advice on how to respond to climate change.
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
A group of scientists partnered with city planners and schools in Savannah to develop a network of sea level sensors.
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
Resident-led data collection on flooding hot spots is now being used for city planning purposes.
Rowdy Yeatts stirs woodchips in a hopper, in preparation for cooking them into biochar. Credit: Impact Media Lab / AAAS
Biochar is a plant-based substance that can be added to soil, increasing the amount of moisture and nutrients available to crops.
Herring River Estuary in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Credit: Impact Media Lab / AAAS
Many groups are collaborating to reverse degradation to coastal wetlands and halt the resulting emissions of greenhouse gases.
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
With the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving taxpayers money, Dane County, Wisconsin has been harvesting methane from its large landfill and surrounding farms to produce electricity and renewable natural gas.
To prolong use of the local aquifer, a groundwater management district reduced the amount of water farmers could use to irrigate their crops by 20%. Farmers rallied to the challenge.
Alan Barton, manager of Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery, holds bags of adult oysters as he stands in front of Netarts Bay.
A shellfish hatchery in Oregon is adapting to ocean acidification due to climate change by partnering with scientists to improve monitoring of ocean chemistry.