North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority - U.S. FHWA Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Pilot Project

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United States
40° 2' 33.6048" N, 74° 27' 0.8136" W
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Summary: 

In 2010, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) selected five pilot teams from across the country to test a climate change vulnerability assessment model. This conceptual model guided transportation agencies through the process of collecting and integrating climate and asset data in order to identify critical vulnerabilities.

Washington State Department of Transportation - U.S. FHWA Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Pilot Project

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United States
47° 15' 12.1788" N, 122° 31' 10.3116" W
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Summary: 

In 2010, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) selected five pilot teams from across the country to test a climate change vulnerability assessment model. This conceptual model guided transportation agencies through the process of collecting and integrating climate and asset data in order to identify critical vulnerabilities.

Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization - U.S. FHWA Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Pilot Project

Location

United States
21° 32' 42.8496" N, 158° 6' 54.8424" W
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Summary: 

In 2010, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) selected five pilot teams from across the country to test a climate change vulnerability assessment model. This conceptual model guided transportation agencies through the process of collecting and integrating climate and asset data in order to identify critical vulnerabilities.

Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Bull Trout in Oregon

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United States
44° 20' 48.8364" N, 117° 30' 35.1576" W
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Bull trout are an endangered species in the Pacific Northwest and their populations may be particularly susceptible to the impacts of a warming climate. Bull trout are thought to avoid warmer water temperatures but little is known about their thermal habitat requirements in streams and lakes. To better assess the impacts climate change may pose to bull trout, USGS scientists tagged and tracked 42 trout in the Lostine River, Oregon to monitor their thermal tolerances. Results indicated that the Lostine River bull trout population did not preferentially avoid warmer waters.

Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Study for the City of Los Angeles

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United States
34° 5' 9.7044" N, 118° 12' 46.4076" W
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Over the next century, sea level rise in the Los Angeles region is expected to match global projections with an increase of 0.1 - 0.6 m (5 - 24 inches) from 2000 to 2050 and 0.4 - 1.7 m (17 - 66 inches) from 2000 to 2100. Tides, wave-driven runup, and storm surge sometimes cause coastal flooding in Southern California, especially when big wave storms occur at or near peak high tides.

Seasons Out of Balance: Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability, and Sustainable Adaptation in Interior Alaska

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United States
64° 42' 36.2124" N, 158° 9' 33.048" W
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Koyukon Elders of Alaska’s Interior observe that “cold weather is growing old” and recent warming is contributing to a world out of balance. Alaska is among the most rapidly warming places globally, with the Interior experiencing the most pronounced warming statewide, and with significant regional-scale ecosystem services disruptions affecting subsistence hunting and harvest success.

Starting Climate Adaptation Where Community Concerns Exist in Elkford, British Columbia

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United States
50° 1' 28.434" N, 114° 55' 24.708" W
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Grizzly bears, moose, mountain goats, deer, elk—all call Elkford, British Columbia home. Wild at Heart is the community slogan and the area is known as the wilderness capitol of British Columbia. As a Rocky Mountain town, the local economy is dependent on the surrounding natural resources—coal mining, logging and increasingly, tourism. How does a community that values it wilderness, wildlife, and depends on the natural resources adapt to climate change? By finding solutions that are in sync with community values.

Protecting the Local Economy from Climate Impacts in the Clark Fork River Basin

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United States
48° 25' 11.8776" N, 113° 1' 38.4384" W
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Reverend Maclean explains trout fly fishing to his sons, Norman and Paul, in A River Runs Through It as “an art that is performed on a four-count rhythm between ten and two o’clock.” This art is big business in Montana—the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks estimated that Missoula County alone generated $30.2 million in fishing revenue in 2005. As temperatures warm and habitat conditions change, trout populations are predicted to decline precipitously over the next century.

Water Supply Planning for Illinois

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United States
40° 38' 18.2832" N, 89° 23' 5.1576" W
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The Illinois State Water Survey, in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Water Resources and the Illinois State Geological Survey, examined historical climate information and future climate scenarios in order to improve the understanding of and planning for the effects of climate change on supply and demand of regional water resources. The project examined climate impacts (e.g., temperature, precipitation) on surface and groundwater resources and resulting complications for sustainable water supply planning in the state.

Pennsylvania Sea Grant’s Climate Change Outreach and Research Projects

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United States
40° 35' 4.1208" N, 75° 58' 53.202" W
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Pennsylvania Sea Grant (PASG) has addressed climate change issues throughout the state by providing research, education, and outreach to local coastal communities. Their projects have examined the possible risks and vulnerabilities to coastal communities and natural ecosystems in the state. PASG staff have created educational materials and tools to support public awareness and decision making in the state.