Big groundwater issues to be addressed in online conference, coffee breaks The Permanent Forum of Binational Waters is hosting the U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Groundwater Conference titled Innovation and Creativity: Strategies for Unprecedented Challenges. The interactive online event will take place October 14-15, 2020 via Zoom. Read more.
A new perspective on Texas phenology In our latest featured map, we took satellite imagery collected throughout 2019 and stitched them together in an animation to illustrate the phenological changes of vegetation across Texas. Read more.
How to understand a hurricane forecast Measuring hurricane risks — and understanding what those risks mean for the public — is complicated. Here’s a place to start. Read more.
Partnership aims to bolster military readiness, protect environment A report released this month describes the work done to strengthen military readiness and protect the environment by a partnership that includes the Defense Department, the Agriculture and Interior departments, state and local governments, and nongovernmental organizations. Read more.
New faces on the growing TWRI team Summer 2020 has seen the TWRI team grow, adding Wendy Jepson, Ph.D., in leadership, Ward Ling as a watershed specialist and Lexus Castro in communications. Read more.
NFWF announces $5.6 million in grants to advance longleaf pine habitat and support wildlife in eight southeast states Twenty-three grants will support efforts to conserve nearly 350,000 acres of longleaf pine habitat and help recover populations of at-risk wildlife. Read more.
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