Climate

Scientific research confirms that climate change is already having significant impacts on the climate of the Allegheny Highlands and the Blackwater Canyon.  

Severe weather events and destructive flooding are increasing. Iconic species like the brook trout and red spruce face habitat shrinkage and even extinction. Unless climate change is reined in, the cool, high-mountain ecology and economy of the Highlands are "on the chopping block." 

Also, check out the Allegheny Highlands Climate Change Impacts Initiative Facebook page and the West Virginia Center on Climate Change's website and Facebook page

Latest News

Update: Climate Warming in Tucker County Paused in 2020

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By Dave Lesher Among the weather headlines at the start of the New Year, we see that 2020 went into the weather record books as the fifth warmest year for the entire Lower 48 states since record-keeping started in 1895. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) made that analysis based on observations from more […]

Meet Cheyenne, FOB’s New Executive Assistant!

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Hi! Allow me to introduce myself to this beautiful community. My name is Cheyenne Carter. Raised outside of Elkins I have been skiing, hiking, biking, boating, horseback riding, and foraging in this area since I was a little girl. When it was time to go to college I left for Southern Maine Community College for […]

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Scientific reporting on the effects of climate change

Update: Climate Warming in Tucker County Paused in 2020

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By Dave Lesher Among the weather headlines at the start of the New Year, we see that 2020 went into the weather record books as the fifth warmest year for the entire Lower 48 states since record-keeping started in 1895. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) made that analysis based on observations from more […]

The Friends of Blackwater Climate Science Teacher's Manual

Learning resources successfully tested and enjoyed by hundreds of West Virginia students and teachers. Understanding this basic science is an important part of finding solutions to the challenge of climate change.

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