Fact Sheet: Federal Resources for Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change

Friends at EESi have compiled a new factsheet included here in..Or download it directly at : https://www.eesi.org/papers/view/fact-sheet-federal-resources-for-nature-based-solutions-to-climate-change


Aerial view of a flood plain near Marengo, Iowa, in October 2016 (Credit: Eric Johnson)

Climate change is fueling more intense weather and compounding the impact of hazards that communities are dealing with already, such as flooding and heat waves. Projects that

SE REGIONAL Climate Monthly Webinar ( Notes from Webinar presentation)

Southeast Climate Webinar Recap
March 11, 2020
A Summary of the
Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar
The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 am ET. This series is hosted by the Southeast Regional Climate Center, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).
Access the March 10 webinar recording here.
Next webinar: Tuesday, April 14th, 10 am ET. Register now!
Winter and February Climate Conditions and Outlooks
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NC releases new CLIMATE REPORT

Guest post form our state climatologist  for your reading pleasure:

North Carolina Climate Science Report Plain Language Summary

For the past 8 months, our office has been involved in writing the North Carolina Climate Science Report, the first report of its kind for the state of North Carolina. This report was produced at the request of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality as part of the state’s response to Governor Cooper’s

My heart is on a Ship in The Atlantic

Not sure about the rest of you but my hope for the future is floating and sailing on a low/no carbon vessel across the Atlantic to speak at the UN in a matter of days. I get the feed daily  via Twitter  and  track the progress  and send my best wishes and thanks, praise and positive energy to neutralize the nay sayers.

care to join me?

Here are some feed and pics:

Greta Thunberg

How trees affect the weather…hint: Trees’ water-use strategies can intensify droughts

University of Utah


Summary: New research find that some plants and trees are prolific spendthrifts in drought conditions — ‘spending’ precious soil water to cool themselves and, in the process, making droughts more intense.


Nature, said Ralph Waldo Emerson, is no spendthrift. Unfortunately, he was wrong.

New research led by University of Utah biologists William Anderegg, Anna Trugman and David Bowling find that some plants and trees are prolific spendthrifts in drought conditions — “spending” precious soil

Florida’s timber industry literally rotting away after Hurricane Michael wipes out 3M acres

BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. – Fifth-generation timber farmer Will Leonard and his wife, Morgan, found out they were pregnant with their first child one week before Hurricane Michael unleashed its Category 5-force winds on their home in the Florida Panhandle, snapping Leonard’s trees like matchsticks and wiping out hundreds of acres of his decades-old timber.

“To see what my great grandfather, my grandfather, my father and my brother and I have worked towards destroyed in the matter of three and a half …

Carbon Price a key determinant in Urban Sprawl Reduction

Can Forests Slow Urban Sprawl?

A photo pastures and the Beef Unit barn at North Carolina State University with downtown Raleigh in background

Beef Unit barn and pastures off Lake Wheeler Road.

Urban areas across the United States are growing quickly, often removing surrounding farmland and forest resources. Rapid urbanization with low density sprawl presents numerous challenges to achieving healthy resilient communities, says Ross Meentemeyer, director of the Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State. Urbanization can increase stormwater runoff and fragment critical wildlife habitat, adds Jordan Smith, an


Ice on Fire – A New, Free to Watch HBO Documentary on Climate Change
Produced by Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, George DiCaprio and Mathew Schmid and directed by Leila Conners, Ice on Fire is an eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis. The film goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming.

Nature-based Resilience for Gulf Coast Communities

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live webcast will be streamed at 3:00 PM EDT at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting)

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on initiatives and partnerships that are helping protect Gulf Coast shorelines and communities from extreme weather events and other