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Coastal erosion has been, and continues to be, a major issue in Hawaii. It is estimated that Oahu has lost 25% of its beaches from seawall construction resulting in beach erosion, while 72% of the beaches in Kauai are chronically eroding. In addition, the long-term effects of sea level rise are expected to accelerate and expand beach erosion and result in a landward shift of the beach system.
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.
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The Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise (EESLR) project in the Florida Panhandle and Coastal Alabama is intended to improve scientific understanding of the factors and scales necessary to evaluate shore zone modification and help develop a predictive tool of ecosystem modification d
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Projected climate impacts for Michigan, including extreme heat events, extreme precipitation events leading to flooding, and extreme weather events (e.g., freezing rain, heavy snow), pose a significant threat to public health.
The Climate and Health Program of the Washington State Department of Health aims to reduce the negative effects of climate change on public health by working with local health departments, communities, and other state, tribal, and local agencies.
Colorado is implementing climate change adaptation and action initiatives across agencies and scales throughout the state. However, the integration of climate change into public health is limited and planning, implementation, and evaluation efforts are variable across state-, county-, and city-level endeavors.