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Reshaping the Energy Future: Renewable Energy and Land Trusts

Land trusts can play an important role in renewable energy development. This publication offers specific guidance on ways that land trusts can participate in renewable energy siting planning and implementation to support improved conservation outcomes in the context of a changing climate.

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NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

NOAA and NASA’s global temperature data is in – 2019 was the 2nd hottest year on Earth since records began, making the 2010s the hottest decade on record.

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A Colorado summer: Drought, wildfires and smoke in 2020

Recent research suggests fire frequency could increase 25% and large fires could triple in frequency specifically across the Southwest in the years ahead. Even though wildfires are a natural part of the many ecosystems, climate change has driven and likely will continue to drive a wildfire increase. This increase not only can negatively impact human infrastructure but can also damage animal habitat and spread invasive plant species. Wildfires in Colorado are teaching management lessons for conservation in a changing climate.

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Earth Day Trends

Happy Earth Day! Since the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, yearly temperatures have warmed significantly across the U.S. Explore the fastest-warming cities in Climate Central’s handy Earth Day toolkit.

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Resources: California

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As the Climate Warms, Could the U.S. Face Another Dust Bowl?

Improved agricultural practices and widespread irrigation may stave off another agricultural calamity in the Great Plains. But scientists are now warning that two inescapable realities — rising temperatures and worsening drought — could still spawn a modern-day Dust Bowl.

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New NASA Earth System Observatory to Help Address, Mitigate Climate Change

NASA will design a new set of Earth-focused missions to provide key information to guide efforts related to climate change, disaster mitigation, fighting forest fires, and improving real-time agricultural processes.

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U.S. Setting Records

In the U.S., record highs are outpacing record lows in February 2017 at a record-setting pace. There have also been 248 monthly record highs and no monthly record lows. The latest Climate Prediction Center forecast shows that spring is likely to be warmer than normal and that could keep warm weather records falling.

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New Posters Imagine National Parks in 2050

A new poster series takes the landscapes that have inspired countless road trips and daydreams of summer vacation and imagines what they’ll look like in 2050 if climate change is allowed to continue unchecked.

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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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