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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is engaged in both climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. The ClimAID project assessed both climate change impacts and adaptation options for the state.
The New York Climate Smart Communities program is a partnership between local communities and six state agencies designed to address climate change. Communities voluntarily sign the Climate Smart Communities Pledge and receive technical support and guidance from state agencies.
Preparing for the Changing Climate: a Northeast-Focused Needs Assessment is the first region-wide snapshot from regional, state, and local scales on how communities are preparing for a changing climate, and what resources and assistance they need to succeed.
Lake Champlain, located between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York, has historically suffered from problematic blue-green algae blooms that are dangerous to the health of humans, fish, and wildlife.
Pennsylvania has taken a number of steps to address the effects of climate change on the state’s natural and built environments. In addition to the creation of an advisory committee to guide climate change action, Pennsylvania has conducted a statewide impacts assessment and completed a climate action plan.
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.