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Defining Ecological Drought for the 21st Century

Droughts of the 21st century are characterized by hotter temperatures, longer duration and greater spatial extent, and are increasingly exacerbated by human demands for water.

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11/16/17
Data Tools for the California Bay Area: Actionable Intelligence for Cities to Support SDG Achievement

Data is integral to target-setting and tracking SDG achievement over time. While much attention has been given to national-level measurement and reporting systems, such as the U.S.

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10/24/17
Biodiversity Conservation in a Telecoupled World

The environmental and socioeconomic interactions between distant regions of the world (“telecoupling”) are dramatically increasing.

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10/23/17
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
Materials Management Guidance

The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) has provided certification and profile surveys exteremely useful and relevant to the Materials Management Attribute. This

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8/31/17
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
Assigning Disaster Priorities to Your Collection Summary, 2010

In case of disaster, the more prepared you are for response, the better your collection will fare. In a perfect world, you would save all the plants in the collection. But this is not always possible.

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11/4/15
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
Regional Snowfall Index

NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) produces the Regional Snowfall Index (RSI) for significant snowstorms that impact the eastern two-thirds of the United States.

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10/28/15

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