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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.
The Community Rating System (CRS) is a national program developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
In 2015, more than 190 nations and many thousands of non-state actors jointly resolved to safeguard and strengthen the social, environmental and economic fabric of life on our shared planet.
This work summaries key findings of recent keystone research in social psychology, cognition and behavior and climate change communications, including work from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
As stewards of living collections, public garden staff safeguard plants in the best interest of their organizations and audiences.
Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation.
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.
Soil moisture is a key factor in determining the annual progress of natural environments and human systems.
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.
While drought doesn’t always offer the same immediate and dramatic visuals associated with events such as hurricanes and tornadoes, it still has a huge price tag.