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Lauren M. Andersen, Abie N. Bonevac, Laura K. Thompson, Kara E. Dempsey, Elizabeth D. Shay, and Margaret M. Sugg

North Carolina have seen population growth as high as 22% over the last decade, outpacing the national average of 10% ( U.S. Census Bureau 2000 , 2010 ). In public polls, water quality consistently ranks higher in public concern than water quantity or supply, even for those residing in arid climates ( Cockerill 2010 ; Responsive Management 2003 ). Recent accounts of unsafe tap water due to failures of water treatment and infrastructure systems in American cities, such as Flint, Michigan, are

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Julie Brugger and Michael Crimmins

, S. Jasanoff et al., Eds., Sage Publications, 393–443 . Gleick, P. H. , 2010 : Roadmap for sustainable water resources in southwestern North America . Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA , 107 , 21 300 – 21 305 , doi: 10.1073/pnas.1005473107 . Guston, D. H. , 1999 : Stabilizing the boundary between U.S. politics and science: The role of the Office of Technology Transfer as a boundary organization. Soc. Stud. Sci., 29, 87–112 . Guston, D. H. , 2001 : Boundary organizations in environmental

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Laura N. Rickard, Jonathon P. Schuldt, Gina M. Eosco, Clifford W. Scherer, and Ricardo A. Daziano

sample ( N = 1052) 7 was predominately female (63.5%; 668 females, 383 males, 1 missing), White/Caucasian (77.3%) (813 White, 93 African American, 103 Asian, 43 other/multiracial), and 42 years old, on average ( M = 41.88, SD = 19.59). The sample was also fairly educated, with a majority (58.8%) reporting that they held at least a college degree. Other measured items included personal characteristics often associated with hurricane-related risk perceptions and decision-making, including living

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Margaret V. du Bray, Amber Wutich, and Alexandra Brewis

other parts of Alaska. While indigenous ways of life are expected to be vulnerable to climatic changes in Kodiak as in other regions of Alaska, the precipitation and temperature changes are likely to be less severe, with lower overall meteorological changes as a result of being buffered by the surrounding ocean. Additionally, because Kodiak is more temperate than many of the towns and villages in the further north regions of Alaska, permafrost melt and the associated infrastructure damages are less

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Claire Steinweg and William J. Gutowski Jr.

, and the potentially increasing costs in the future require an understanding of how heat-stress events may change. Here we use projected climate changes from simulations for the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP; Mearns et al. 2012 , 2013 ) to assess potential changes in heat stress in the mid-twenty-first century for the greater St. Louis area in Missouri. NARCCAP is a multimodel project with a major motivation of providing regionally resolved projections for

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Lana Jones and Bonnie Colby

. Seager, R. , and Coauthors , 2007 : Model projections of an imminent transition to a more arid climate in southwestern North America. Science , 319 , 1080 – 1083 . Shupe, S. , and Folk-Williams J. , 1987 : Transactions. Water Market Update, 1–12, Western Network, Sante Fe, NM . Smith, R. , Ed. 2002 : Transactions. Water Strategist, January–December, Stratecon, Inc., Claremont, CA . Smith, R. , and Vaughan R. , Eds. 1990 : Transactions. Water Intelligence Monthly

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George Maier, Andrew Grundstein, Woncheol Jang, Chao Li, Luke P. Naeher, and Marshall Shepherd

western Russia caused large increases in mortality as well ( Dole et al. 2011 ), with some estimates indicating that excess mortality surpassed 15 000 ( Masters 2012 ). In many places, such as North America, extreme heat is the leading weather-related killer ( Pengelly et al. 2007 ). More people in the United States die annually from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined ( NWS 2012 ). Several factors may increase the risk for heat-related morbidity

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Mary H. Hayden, Olga V. Wilhelmi, Deborah Banerjee, Tamara Greasby, Jamie L. Cavanaugh, Vishnu Nepal, Jennifer Boehnert, Stephan Sain, Crystal Burghardt, and Stephanie Gower

graduate high school, high school graduate, and 4 or more years of college), age (30 years or less, 31–45, 46–65, and greater than 65), employment status (employed, unemployed, and retired), race (Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic, or other), language (English spoken at home or no English spoken at home), and homeownership. 3. Results a. Demographics Slightly more than half of the 901 respondents were female (56.9%). The majority of the participants reported their race as Caucasian (46.7%), while

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Joshua J. Hatzis, Jennifer Koch, and Harold E. Brooks

, Denver CO, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 142–145. Galway , J. G. , 1981 : Ten famous tornado outbreaks . Weatherwise , 34 , 100 – 109 , . 10.1080/00431672.1981.9931955 Gensini , V. A. , and W. S. Ashley , 2011 : Climatology of potentially severe convective environments from the North American Regional Reanalysis . Electron. J. Severe Storms Meteor. , 6 ( 8 ), . Gensini , V. A. , and T

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Scott C. Sheridan, P. Grady Dixon, Adam J. Kalkstein, and Michael J. Allen

:// . 10.1007/s00704-010-0372-x Miller , W. , D. Vine , and Z. Amin , 2017 : Energy efficiency of housing for older citizens: Does it matter? Energy Policy , 101 , 216 – 224 , . 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.11.050 Montz , B. E. , T. R. Allen , and G. I. Monitz , 2011 : Systemic trends in disaster vulnerability: Migrant and seasonal farm workers in North Carolina . Risks Hazards Crisis Public Policy , 2 , 1 – 17

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