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United States
49° 16' 0.0012" N, 121° 43' 0.0012" W
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Project Summary

Seabird Island is located in British Columbia, Canada, and is home to a First Nation population. Increased precipitation and snowmelt threaten to flood the community of Seabird Island. To proactively prepare the community for possible flooding, the Seabird Island Emergency Response Team has developed an emergency preparedness plan that was distributed to community members through a door-to- door awareness and educational campaign spearheaded by the local fire department.

Location

United States
42° 22' 46.3476" N, 71° 3' 52.6824" W
US

Project Summary

In the 1980s, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority began to plan for a new wastewater treatment plant on Deer Island in Boston Harbor. The treatment plant’s effluent is discharged through a gravity fed pipe into Boston Harbor. Planners were concerned that projected sea level rise would disrupt the gravity fed pipe, requiring the installation of pumps. The planners decided to elevate the entire wastewater treatment plant by 1.9 feet to accommodate for projected sea level changes through 2050, the planned lifetime of the facility.

Location

United States
35° 16' 57.9072" N, 120° 39' 34.6176" W
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Project Summary

Climate change is likely to affect natural and human systems in San Luis Obispo (SLO) County including impacts to agriculture, human health, natural resources, infrastructure, emergency response needs, and tourism. The National Center for Conservation Science and Policy (now the Geos Institute), in partnership with the Local Government Commission, convened a series of workshops in SLO County to identify resources and populations that are most vulnerable to climate change and then to develop initial strategies to increase the capacity of human and natural systems to adapt to these changes.

Location

United States
45° 22' 54.2424" N, 69° 3' 36.2124" W
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As part of its mission, Maine Sea Grant educates communities on important marine and coastal issues. This project was developed to 1) uncover the barriers that coastal property owners and officials are faced with in preparing for climate change and coastal hazards, and 2) encourage collaboration between stakeholders to create and implement responses.

Location

United States
42° 12' 24.552" N, 123° 22' 35.274" W
US

Project Summary

Located in southwest Oregon, the Rogue River Basin consists of unique ecological areas and natural resources that provide important ecosystem services to the region. Climate change is likely to generate significant new stresses and exacerbate current stressors to water quantity and quality, species, habitats, and ecosystem processes of the Rogue Basin.

Location

United States
42° 13' 23.1384" N, 121° 48' 59.0616" W
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Located across southern Oregon and northern California, the Klamath Basin consists of unique ecological areas and natural resources that provide important ecosystem services to the region. Climate change impacts, such as warmer air temperatures and decreases in water levels, are likely to significantly affect natural systems and resources of the Klamath Basin.

Location

United States
51° 56' 23.1036" N, 123° 39' 43.5924" W
US

Project Summary

The Local Climate Change Visioning Project provides a participatory, scenario-based lens through which decision makers and planners can examine climate change impacts and develop policy responses at a local level in British Columbia, Canada. The project aims to facilitate connections between scientists and policy makers in addressing global climate change impacts.

Location

United States
46° 27' 28.9548" N, 63° 27' 25.3116" W
US

Project Summary

Climate change is currently affecting, and will continue to affect, Atlantic Canada. Many coastal communities are experiencing climate-related impacts such as property damage, erosion of land, and increased flooding. Aboriginal communities are no exception to the impacts of climate change and must find ways to adapt.

Location

United States
54° 57' 38.8836" N, 74° 10' 46.8768" W
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The Many Strong Voices Programme (MSV) was created in 2005 and brings together indigenous people, community organizations, policy makers, and NGOs to promote the well-being of Arctic coastal communities by taking action on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to give them a voice on the world stage.

Location

United States
75° 26' 45.222" N, 89° 41' 32.5788" W
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Communities of the Canadian Arctic face many challenges to attain food security; not only are there challenges and costs associated with wildlife harvesting, but for many families that cannot participate in harvesting activities, overpriced store-bought foods are the only alternative. Climate change is predicted to exacerbate food insecurity in the Canadian Arctic because it may affect historical animal migration patterns and ranges as well as reduce human ability to access wildlife or store-bought foods.

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