The White House has announced that New Hampshire will host one of seven regional “climate hubs”. The Forest Service’s Northern Research Center in Durham will provide technical support to farmers and land managers working to adapt to climate change.
In a statement the Forest Service says it will help the Northeast adapt to higher temperatures, bigger rain storms, and intensifying weed, pest and disease outbreaks. The climate hub will also produce additional forecasts and assessments of climate change impacts for the region.
The USDA has plans for create six other climate hubs in Iowa, North Carolina, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon, and New Mexico.
The program is part of a push by President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to address concerns raised by the changing climate.