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Growing Degree Days

Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation. Without the stress of drought or other unusual weather conditions, plants typically grow in a stepwise fashion...

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10/28/15
Frost/Freeze Data

Climate plays an important role in agriculture, commerce, industry, transportation, and our everyday lives. Freezing temperatures and frost occurrence often adversely affect all of these areas of society, especially operations with principal activities...

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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. Each year, many people across the United States are killed or seriously injured by the severe...

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10/28/15
Snow Cover Products

The amount of snowfall received during the winter often has an impact on the amount of soil moisture available at the start of a new growing season. At regional and local scales, water resource managers, flood forecasters, and farmers need to know how...

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Soil Moisture Data

Soil moisture is a key factor in determining the annual progress of natural environments and human systems. In horticultural and agricultural settings, soil moisture information can aid in making decisions regarding plant variety choice and planting...

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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. Sometimes no...

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Drought Tools and Resources

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. In fact, droughts rank second in types of phenomena associated with billion-dollar...

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10/28/15
Climate Change Cell Phone Tour

An innovative climate change cell phone tour and pilot project at Longwood Gardens marks the first deliverable in a series of objectives between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and American Public Gardens Association that...

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10/28/15
Third National Climate Assessment

On May 6, 2014, the White House released the third National Climate Assessment (NCA), which “assesses the science of climate change and its impacts across the United States, both now and...

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10/28/15
Local Climate Change Visioning And Landscape Visualizations Guidance Manual

The local climate change visioning process developed by CALP is aimed at enhancing community engagement, citizen and practitioner learning, and  policy-change processes in response to long-term climate change at the local level.

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10/27/15
The Arboretum at Flagstaff: Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA)

Scientists conduct cutting-edge research on genetics and climate change across various elevation gradients in northern Arizona.

The...

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10/27/15
ecoAmerica

ecoAmerica uses Psychographic, Social Science, Communications, and Sector Research to address Americans’ core concerns and how they relate to climate and sustainability in order to find effective means of engaging with people.

Recently published...

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10/27/15
Yale Project on Climate Change Communication

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication conducts research on how the public understands, perceives and acts on information about climate change. They use this data to inform educators and communicators about the most effective methods for...

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10/27/15
Botanic Gardens Conservation International: Education for Climate Change

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) published a report in 2008; 'Plants and climate change: which future?' which details how plants and climate change are intimately connected, and explains why it is crucially important for us to...

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10/27/15

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