Building Back Better: Integrating Risk Reduction into Recovery with Nature-Based Solutions

Posted Tue, 04/06/2021 - 22:33
By Autumn Lotze, Office of Response and Restoration Disaster Preparedness Program

This week, we’re sharing some of the ways NOAA monitors and predicts, responds to, and prepares for the impacts of climate change. In this blog, learn more about how building back better after disasters can help prevent future impacts. 

How Will Climate Change, New Technologies, and Shifting Trade Patterns Affect Global Shipping?

Posted Tue, 04/06/2021 - 14:13
This is a guest post by University of Washington graduate students Megan Desillier, Seth Sivinski, and Nicole White.

This week, we’re sharing some of the ways NOAA monitors and predicts, responds to, and prepares for the impacts of climate change. In this flashback guest blog from our partners at the University of Washington, learn more about how the opening up of a new trade route in the Arctic brings with it new risks. 

A Sense of Urgency in the Bering Sea

Posted Mon, 04/05/2021 - 14:29
By Davin Holen, Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks

This week, we’re sharing some of the ways NOAA monitors and predicts, responds to, and prepares for the impacts of climate change. In this guest blog, Alaska Sea Grant is a coastal community resilience specialist Davin Holen writes about the impacts climate change has on native communities in Alaska.

Living Shorelines: A Sound Investment

Posted Thu, 04/01/2021 - 14:09
By Daniel Hayden, Restore America’s Estuaries

Over the next two weeks, we’re sharing some of the ways NOAA monitors and predicts, responds to, and prepares for the impacts of climate change. In this guest blog from Restore America's Estuaries President and CEO Daniel Hayden, learn more about how living shorelines can be used to help protect against the impacts of sea level rise and coastal erosion.

How NOAA Supports Post-Storm Coral Restoration

Posted Thu, 04/01/2021 - 12:56
By Alyssa Gray, Office of Response and Restoration

As the Earth’s atmosphere and ocean continue to warm under the global threat of climate change, the future of coral reefs looks bleaker than ever before. With rising temperatures comes an increase in mass coral bleaching events, infectious disease outbreaks, and the process known as ocean acidification. Climate change not only affects the overall health of corals, it also impacts their resiliency. Changes to the frequency and intensity of tropical storms — another side effect of climate change — lead to storm seasons that do a massive amount of damage to coral reefs.

The Dangers of Storm Surge and Flooding

Posted Tue, 03/30/2021 - 16:40
By Charlie Henry, Office of Response and Restoration Disaster Preparedness Program

A long time ago, I stood beside my grandfather outside of his house, looking toward the southeast at a very dark sky. We were 200 miles from where Hurricane Camille was making landfall in Mississippi—the second-most intense Atlantic tropical cyclone on record. 

Communicating Risk Around Climate Change

Posted Tue, 03/30/2021 - 12:23
By Donna McCaskill, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Over the next two weeks, we’re sharing some of the ways NOAA monitors and predicts, responds to, and prepares for the impacts of climate change. In this guest blog from NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, learn more about the importance of risk communications in the climate crisis. 

The Spills that Never Happened Thanks to Double Hulls

Posted Fri, 03/26/2021 - 13:44
By Doug Helton, Office of Response and Restoration

When it comes to marine pollution, often it’s the bad news that makes the headlines. But for every newsworthy incident, there’s another story about the spills and other incidents that didn’t happen thanks to preventative measures and policies, and the responders who think quickly on their feet. In this new blog series, we’re shining a spotlight on the “good news” stories.