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Sea Level Rise Worsening Coastal Floods

From 1950 through 2014, out of the 8,726 actual nuisance flood days, analysis identified 5,809 of them — two-thirds — would not have taken place if you remove estimated human-caused global sea level rise.

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Secretary Zinke Announces Plan For America’s Offshore Oil and Gas

Draft Proposed Program considers nearly the entire U.S. Outer Continental Shelf for potential oil and gas lease sales. Public hearings coming soon to a coastal community near you!

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Self Assessment

This self-assessment is designed to help new users find the conservation-focused climate change information they are looking for to learn, plan, adapt, and inspire others. Select an answer from any or all of the drop-down menus and click “submit” to return targeted results that should help you get started.

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Shellfisher Preserve – Farming shellfish and adapting to changing oceans through social enterprise

The Peconic Land Trust’s Shellfisher Preserve is a collaborative enterprise that combines conservation with aquaculture activities to raise funds for property stewardship and further research on the Peconic Bay Estuary.

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Shifting Seasons

Shifting seasons mean spring arrives earlier, winters are shorter, and the number of freezing days is declining. These changes impact species and habitat.

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Shifting Shorelines, Shifting Conservation Strategies

This publication provides case studies and geospatial best practices for incorporating sea level rise into wetland conservation priorities to support adaptation.

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Siting Renewable Generation: The Northeast Perspective

This paper builds upon past work on siting policy to examine siting solutions tailored to meeting renewable energy demand in a land constrained region.

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Smart Growth and Climate Change

The US EPA’s Smart Growth and Climate Change website provides extensive research at the intersection of climate change and land use/development. This website provides links both to EPA and outside resources that can help communities direct future development in ways that preserve open space, create livable neighborhoods, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions

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Smart Growth and Water Publications

The US EPA’s Smart Growth and Water Publications offers tools and publications for communities addressing climate change.

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