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Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord

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Manage Grasslands and Prairie Habitats for Climate Change

Grasslands cover approximately 400 million acres of the contiguous United States.Despite their extensive distribution, grasslands and the neighboring deserts that make up more arid regions are sensitive ecosystems that can be vulnerable to extreme changes in temperature and shifts in precipitation. Land trusts are working to manage grasslands for climate change to protect the biodiversity, habitats, and ecosystem services these landscapes provide.

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The High Cost of Hot

As additional carbon pollution continues to trap more and more heat in the atmosphere, the higher hot temperatures that result can come with a hefty price tag. Some of those costs hit our wallets in the form of higher energy bills from greater use of air conditioning. Warmer temperatures can also have major health impacts, increasing our vulnerabilities to allergies, asthma, heat stroke and even death.

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Vermont Land Trust – Communications Case Study in Context

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Report: Republicans, Democrats Actually Agree on Climate Change

Recent studies suggest that Democrats and Republicans agree on climate change more than they might think. Overcoming assumptions to the contrary may help support policy efforts to achieve climate solutions.

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How is the Land Trust Community Adapting to Address Climate Change Impacts?

Numerous land trusts have already incorporated elements of climate adaptation planning into their management strategies. In general, a climate change adaptation plan identifies and assesses impacts that are likely to affect the planning area, develops goals and actions to best minimize these impacts, and establishes a process to implement those actions. Climate change adaptation actions can often fulfill other management goals, such as sustainable development and risk reduction, and can therefore be incorporated into existing decision-making processes.

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Why is it Important to Plan for Climate Change?

Introductory discussion addressing why it is important to plan for climate change.

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6 steps to “Make Our Planet Great Again” – Land Use Change Matters

Conservation International highlights a recent article in Nature where Christiana Figueres and colleagues set out a six-point plan for turning the tide of the world’s carbon dioxide by 2020.

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ENSIA Reports: To Avoid Climate Catastrophe, We’ll Need to Remove CO2

With sufficient investment and strategic deployment, carbon dioxide removal and storage can play a key role in keeping global warming to a level we can live with.

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Helping Your Woodland Adapt to a Changing Climate

Helping Your Woodland Adapt to a Changing Climate summarizes the drivers, impacts, and forest adaptation responses to climate change.

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