Tag: "LaurenKlose"

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Proposed Guide for Climate Change Adaptation Planning in BC Agriculture Sectors

Proposed Guide for Climate Change Adaptation Planning in BC Agriculture Sectors

ACT is proud to feature ACT Water Research Assistant Lauren Klose’s recently completed Masters thesis: A Proposed Guide for Climate Change Adaptation Planning in British Columbia Agriculture Sectors. Download the PDF publication. ACT will release its own report on this topic – our fifth, called Climate Change Adaptation and Crops and Food Supply in BC, […]

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Preparing for the New Normal: The Short and Long Term Costs of Drought and Wildfires

Preparing for the New Normal: The Short and Long Term Costs of Drought and Wildfires

More than half of the United States is enduring an unrelenting drought that research reveals is a level of severity that only happens once in 800 years. As of August 14, 2012, the US Drought Monitor reports that 61.77% of the contiguous US is officially experiencing moderate to extreme drought, the highest percentage in over […]

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Columbia River Treaty Re-negotiations: Opportunity for a New Age of Water Governance?

Columbia River Treaty Re-negotiations: Opportunity for a New Age of Water Governance?

In 1964, the United States and Canada ratified the Columbia River Treaty, which pledged 60 years of flood control and hydroelectric generation though an intricate series of dams on the river and its tributaries. The first opportunity to terminate the treaty is in 2024 and requires a minimum of 10 years notice, making 2014 an […]

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Is the Emperor Penguin the New Polar Bear? Shifts in Ecosystems and Species Ranges Highlight Climate Changes

Is the Emperor Penguin the New Polar Bear? Shifts in Ecosystems and Species Ranges Highlight Climate Changes

On July 16 the CBC posted an article about entomology expert Dr. Maxim Larrivée finding giant swallowtail caterpillars at the Montreal Botanical Gardens awaiting metamorphosis. With a wingspan of 10-16 cm, the swallowtail is the largest butterfly in Canada and an exciting find. What is truly astonishing is its location. As a result of changing […]

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Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance: Promising Research in the Time for Action

Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance: Promising Research in the Time for Action

El agua es la vida! Water is life! This is the declaration of a water association in New Mexico, and as national and international reports project higher frequencies and more intense occurrences of drought and flooding, the statement rings ever more true. Researchers around the world are working to protect this precious resource, and regional, […]

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Facing the Challenge: Mapping Floodplains

Facing the Challenge: Mapping Floodplains

In a recent post, UCLA Professor Matthew E. Kahn discusses the release of a series of flood maps in Norfolk, VA. The maps, which can be found in the flood awareness section of the City’s website, are intended to provide citizens with information about how projected flooding will impact them. The site even includes a […]