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

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United States
63° 41' 53.6424" N, 117° 35' 51.5616" W
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Communities in the Northwest Territories (NWT) of Canada are likely to experience climate changes such as increasing air temperatures and changes in precipitation. These changes have the potential to lead to permafrost melting and coastal erosion which can negatively impact municipal water and wastewater systems.

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United States
15° 30' 0" N, 92° 35' 60" W
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The Sierra-Costa region of Chiapas, Mexico is home to many threatened and endangered species, endemic species of salamanders and butterflies, and a nationally important bird area with hundreds of avian species. The region also supports the largest mangrove forests in Mexico, which serve as critical breeding and foraging habitats for birds and numerous fish species. The coastal area is also a critical corridor for many migratory dolphins and whale sharks.

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United States
70° 44' 11.0004" N, 117° 46' 5.0016" W
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Ulukhaktok is a small community of primarily Inuit people in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) of the western Canadian Arctic. Climate change is considered to be a significant challenge for Inuit communities and is already being experienced in the Canadian Arctic. Currently, adaptation to climate change impacts occurs at the individual or household level; they adapt to threats such as hazardous travel conditions by purchasing satellite radios and stockpiling fuel supplies.

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United States
69° 21' 3.366" N, 124° 4' 16.3524" W
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Paulatuk is a small hamlet located in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the western Canadian Arctic. Climate change is considered to be a significant challenge for Inuit communities and is already being experienced in the Canadian Arctic. Adaptation to climate change impacts is occurring at the individual and household level, and to some extent, at the community level. However, broader policy initiatives, capacity building, and funding are needed in order to provide long-term strategies for the Paulatuk Hamlet.

Location

United States
20° 0' 40.338" N, 155° 52' 26.4828" W
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In 2006, the Hawaii Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program updated the Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan (ORMP), a statewide plan to protect and improve the condition of ocean resources in the state. While the ORMP does not specifically address climate change, the ORMP Working Group, established to ensure implementation and advancement of the plan, does support the development of adaptation strategies that lessen the impacts of climate change.

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United States
64° 3' 36.252" N, 139° 25' 55.326" W
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Dawson, a small community on the northwestern edge of the Yukon Territory, developed a climate change adaptation plan in 2010. The plan was the result of multiple community meetings with outside partners beginning in 2008. The plan outlines climate change related impacts and community vulnerabilities, prioritizes adaptation strategies, and reviews potential climate-related opportunities for Dawson. The report was officially completed on June 30, 2010, and will be utilized to prioritize and implement climate change adaptation projects for Dawson.

Location

United States
39° 36' 10.3212" N, 76° 25' 15.2328" W
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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been a lead agency in the development and implementation of the 2008 Climate Action Plan, particularly in regards to adaptation. Phase I of the adaptation strategy focused on key strategies to reduce Maryland’s vulnerability to sea level rise and coastal storms. One of the recommendations in the report was to establish new criteria for land acquisition based upon climate change adaptation.

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United States
67° 43' 53.9868" N, 161° 43' 7.5" W
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In Kotzebue, Alaska, the indigenous Qikiktagrugmiut residents developed a study to collect traditional ecological knowledge from tribal members regarding observed environmental changes from the 1950s to 2002. The results detail observed changes in weather, hunting patterns, and snow and ice characteristics; the final report, Documenting Qikiktagrugmiut knowledge of environmental change, serves as a reference point from which to measure further environmental changes and consequences of climate variability in the region.

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United States
71° 49' 10.9308" N, 143° 47' 20.6268" W
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The Nature Conservancy developed the Conservation Action Planning (CAP) tool in order to guide projects’ design, implementation, and evaluation. The Alaska chapter has developed a CAP for the Arctic marine region of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. This plan identifies priority conservation targets and stressors and delineates potential strategies for improving conservation and management actions.

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