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Department of Interior Renews Funding for Climate Center

Richard N. Palmer

Richard N. Palmer

The U.S. Department of the Interior has renewed its support for the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NE CASC) at UMass Amherst with a five-year, $4.5 million commitment, says center co-director Dr. Richard N. Palmer, P.E. of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Scientists affiliated with the center provide federal, state, and other agencies with region-specific results of targeted research on the effects of climate change on ecosystems, wildlife, water, and other resources. The new agreement continues Interior’s original seven-year, $11 million grant to the NE CASC that began in 2011. See UMass News Office release: U.S. Department of Interior Awards $4.5 Million to Renew Support for Climate Science Center .