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Georgia Heads into August with a near Record Number of Days over 95 Degrees

Growing Georgia reprinted a story by Merritt Melancon of UGA on the recent string of very hot days here in Athens and other parts of Georgia yesterday.  You can read it here.  Another story about the hot weather appeared this morning in OnlineAthens.com here.  Both of them use information I…
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Climate Explorer allows you to look at trends for your local area

The US Climate Resilience Toolkit has a website that allows you to look at past and projected future climate trends for different climate scenarios.  They introduced it at a media event this week.  You can visit it at http://toolkit.climate.gov/climate-explorer2/.  I am still learning how it works, but there seems to be…
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Dr. Ryan Boyles moves from NC State Climate Office to USGS Climate Center

Today is a transition day for Dr. Ryan Boyles, the North Carolina State Climatologist who has been one of the most active state climatologists in the country and who was featured on this blog in July 2015.  Ryan is moving to the Department of the Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center…
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VegScape–Vegetation condition explorer tool

The US Climate Resilience Toolkit has a useful tool looking at vegetation health.  It is called VegScape and it looks at the condition of vegetation across the US on a zoomable map derived from satellite data.  You can read about it and find a link to the tool at  http://toolkit.climate.gov/tool/vegscape%E2%80%94vegetation-condition-explorer….
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