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Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet

There is an urgent need for a new paradigm that integrates the continued development of human societies and the maintenance of the Earth system (ES) in a resilient and accommodating state.

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10/23/17
The Adaptation Workbook - Building Your Climate Adaptation Plan

A collaboration between the Climate Learning Network and the Climate Science Initiative, this webinar provides an overview of the Adapta

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10/4/17
Drought and Invasive Species

Drought creates the potential for invasive plant species to increase in diversity and abundance in a variety of ecosystems, often mediated by the occurrence of disturbances (wildfire, insect outbreaks).  Because the frequency and magnitude of droughts w

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10/4/17
Yale Climate Connections

Yale Climate Connections aims to help citizens and institutions understand how the changing climate is already affecting our lives.

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8/30/17
Natural Disaster Planning Template

As stewards of living collections, public garden staff safeguard plants in the best interest of their organizations and audiences.

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11/5/15
Drought Portal

The US Drought portal offers current nationwide drought conditions, as well as regional information and forecasts for drought. Links to forums and webinars on drought issues are included.

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11/1/15
Growing Degree Days

Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation.

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10/28/15
Severe Weather Data and Information

As spring arrives, it brings with it warmer weather, blossoming trees and flowers, singing birds, and severe weather such as hail, high winds, and tornadoes.

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10/28/15
Soil Moisture Data

Soil moisture is a key factor in determining the annual progress of natural environments and human systems.

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10/28/15
Precipitation

As was felt recently at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, extreme precipitation and flooding can be exceptionally devastating. Excess rains can wash away trails, compromise bridges, and harm many varieties of plants in public gardens.

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10/28/15

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