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University of Miami Launches Master of Science
Graduate Program in Climate and Health   
The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine and Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Research (RSMAS) will launch a Master of Science in Climate and Health (U-MSCH) graduate program to begin in Fall 2019. The program will train future generations of professionals, research analysts, planners, decision-makers and leaders to address the intricate relationship between human health and climate, climate change and weather patterns, and weather anomalies, and quantify this relationship at multiple scales ranging from gene expression to individual susceptibility, community response, and the regional morbidity and mortality burden. The two-year program will offer four tracks: Public Health Sciences, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Climate and Health - Analytical, and Toxicology. Fellowships are available. For more information >>
Report: Climate Change in the American Mind
The latest national survey by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication finds that a large majority of Americans think global warming is happening, outnumbering those who don't by more than five to one. Americans are also growing more certain that global warming is happening and more aware that it is caused by human activities. Certainty has increased 14 percentage points since March 2015, with 51% of the public now "extremely" or "very sure" that global warming is happening. Sixty-two percent of the public now understands that global warming is caused mostly by human activities, an increase of 10 points over that same time period.This report analyzes American's increasing awareness and concern about global warming and its associated risks.  Read the report.
Award recognizes students determined to implement and achieve aggressive improvement in Florida's climate goals
The VISTA Award is VoLo's latest award recognition, specific for students who display exemplary leadership, along with Vision, Innovation, Sustainability, Technology, and Adaptation in climate solutions within the State of Florida. VoLo will gather proposals from students at either the Undergraduate or Graduate level who are enrolled full-time with a US-based University or College. VoLo will invite the finalist student individuals or teams to present their ideas at our annual Climate Correction conference in Orlando, FL. At Climate Correction, audience members will assist VoLo's Founders in determining the project that best drives positive change in climate solutions. The winning project's individual or team will receive a $10,000 gift, made out to the University or College with whom they are affiliated to grow the project's efforts. NOTE: this award recognition is only open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at a Florida-based university or college. Learn more >>
Recording of Kresge Foundation's Climate Change Health & Equity initiative webinar now available
Prospective applicants to the Environment Program's Climate Change Health & Equity initiative who weren't able to attend last week's informational webinar can now view it online. A request for proposals (RFP) is open until midnight, March 19, for community-based strategies that advance climate resilience and reduce health risks equitably. See Kresge's Climate Change Health & Equity page for information about the initiative as well as links to download the application packet and view the webinar.
Upcoming Events & Webinars
Mar 22-30 2019 | Puerto Rico Re_Start 2, The Project of the Future | San Juan, PR

Mar 26-29, 2019 | 2019 NACCHO Preparadness Summit | St. Louis, MO

April 16-19, 2019 | NSS & NEES Joint Summit | Tampa, FL

Apr 23-25, 2019 | National Adaptation Forum | Madison, WI

May 5-9, 2019 | Keeping History Above Water Conference | St Augustine, FL
Job, Internship, and Fellowship Opportunities
Postdoc in Spatial Ecology of Coral Bleaching | Florida Institute of Technology

Early-Career Research Fellowship | National Academies of Science Engineering Math (NASEM) Gulf Research Program

Senior Climate Change Specialist | The World Bank Group

Internship with WNET Public Media Initiatives: Poverty and Climate Change

Funding Opportunities
Atmospheric System Research (ASR) | March 14, 2019

Kresge Foundation: Community-Based Climate Change, Health & Equity Strategy | March 19, 2019

MacArther Foundation Competition for a $100 Million Grant: Round Two of 100&Change | August 6, 2019

Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment | NSF Hydrologic Sciences (HS) | Ongoing

NASA ROSES 2018:Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science | Rolling submissions through Mar 29, 2019

NIH Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Opportunity in Environmental Health Sciences (R21) | Ongoing through Jun 1, 2019
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Barreras, H. J., Barreras H Jr, Kelly, E. A., Kelly EA, Kumar, N., Kumar N, et al. (2019). Assessment of local and regional strategies to control bacteria levels at beaches with consideration of impacts from climate change. Mar Pollut Bull, 138, 249-259.
Benevolenza, M. A., & DeRigne, L. A. (2019). The impact of climate change and natural disasters on vulnerable populations: A systematic review of literature. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 29(2), 266-281.
Cazenave, A., Meyssignac, B., Ablain, M., Balmaseda, M., Bamber, J., Barletta, V., et al. (2019). Global sea-level budget 1993-present. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10(3), 1551-1590.
Chen, D., Li, X. C., Lou, Z. H., & Chen, J. (2019). Ecological and economic feasibility analysis of irrigation engineering projects. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 17(1), 781-793.
Dogru, T., Marchio, E. A., Bulut, U., & Suess, C. (2019). Climate change: Vulnerability and resilience of tourism and the entire economy. Tourism Management, 72, 292-305.  
Domingues, R., Goni, G., Baringer, M., & Volkov, D. (2019). What Caused the Accelerated Sea Level Changes Along the U.S. East Coast During 2010-2015? Geophys. Res. Lett., 45(24), 13367-13376.
Elsner, J. B., Fricker, T., & Schroder, Z. (2019). Increasingly powerful tornadoes in the United States. Geophys. Res. Lett., 46(1), 392-398.
Erb, V., Lolavar, A., & Wyneken, J. (2019). The Role of Sand Moisture in Shaping Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta Caretta) Neonate Growth in Southeast Florida. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 17(2), 245-251.
Furman, C., Bartels, W. - L., & Bolson, J. (2019). Participation, Process and Partnerships: Climate Change and Long-term Stakeholder Engagement. Anthropology in Action, 25(3), 1-12.
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Guerra-Chanis, G. E., Reyes-Merlo, M. Á., Díez-Minguito, M., & Valle-Levinson, A. (2019). Saltwater intrusion in a subtropical estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 217, 28-36.
Havens, K. E., Ji, G., Beaver, J. R., Fulton, R. S., & Teacher, C. E. (2019). Dynamics of cyanobacteria blooms are linked to the hydrology of shallow Florida lakes and provide insight into possible impacts of climate change. Hydrobiologia, 828(1), 43-59.
Jones, S,. Ruppert, T., Deady, E.L., Payne, H., Pippin, J.S., Huang, L-Y., & Evans, J.M. (2019). Roads to Nowhere in Four States: State and Local Governments in the Atlantic Southeast Facing Sea-Level Rise. Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, 44(1).  
Kapsar, K., Hovis, C., Bicudo da Silva, R., Buchholtz, E., Carlson, A., Dou, Y., et al. (2019). Telecoupling Research: The First Five Years. Sustainability, 11(4), 1033.
Khanal, P. N., Grebner, D. L., Straka, T. J., & Adams, D. C. (2019). Obstacles to participation in carbon sequestration for nonindustrial private forest landowners in the southern United States: A diffusion of innovations perspective. Forest Policy and Economics, 100, 95-101.
Lozier, M. S., Lozier MS, Li, F., Li F, Bacon, S., Bacon S, et al. (2019). A sea change in our view of overturning in the subpolar North Atlantic. Science, 363(6426).
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Sapp, J., Alsweiss, S., Jelenak, Z., Chang, P., & Carswell, J. (2019). Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer Wind-Speed Retrieval Improvements. Remote Sensing, 11(3), 214.  
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Steinmuller, H. E., Dittmer, K. M., White, J. R., & Chambers, L. G. (2019). Understanding the fate of soil organic matter in submerging coastal wetland soils: A microcosm approach. Geoderma, 337, 1267-1277.
Yang, D., Wan, H., Huang, T. - K., & Liu, J. (2019). The Role of Citizen Science in Conservation under the Telecoupling Framework. Sustainability, 11(4), 1108.
Yang, D., Yang, A., Qiu, H., Zhou, Y., Herrero, H., Fu, C. - S., et al. (2019). A Citizen-Contributed GIS Approach for Evaluating the Impacts of Land Use on Hurricane-Harvey-Induced Flooding in Houston Area. Land, 8(2), 25.

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