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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Let’s Not Go Back to the Bad Ol’ Days for Our Waterways By Jon Devine – The Hill – October 19, 2018 While President Trump has promised to Make America Great Again, he certainly couldn’t have meant a return to the way our … Continue reading

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Recent Hurricanes Underscore Critical Need for Better Flood-Ready Infrastructure Standards By Forbes Tompkins & Evan Chapman – PEW – October 19, 2018 While the full extent of damage caused in the past two months by hurricanes Florence and Michael is still being … Continue reading

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A Remote Corner of Staten Island Braces for Major Changes: Wetlands Remediation and the Presence of a New Amazon Warehouse are Transforming Staten Island’s West Shore By Nathan Kensinger – Curbed – October 11, 2018 For many years, Bloomfield has … Continue reading

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How Can We Reduce Losses from Coastal Storms? Monitor the Health of Our Coasts. By Natalie Peyronnin Snider– Environmental Defense Fund – October 17, 2018 With a rapidly changing climate and more frequent extreme events like floods and droughts, comprehensive … Continue reading

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Science Teacher Transforms Detention Pond Into ‘Wetlands Laboratory’ for Environmental Education By Andrew Moore – Greenville Journal – October 3, 2018 Wetlands are an important, yet often overlooked, resource. They not only provide critical habitat for a variety of plants … Continue reading

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3 Actions the Government Can Take Today to Lessen the Damage of Future Floods By Shannon Cunniff – Environmental Defense Fund – October 8, 2018 Another devastating hurricane, another bill for American taxpayers: The tally from Hurricane Florence may go … Continue reading

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Coastal Communities Must Plan for the Future Instead of Planning from the Past By Devyani Kar – Environmental Defense Fund – September 28, 2018 Ecosystem restoration planning has traditionally been based on a desire to restore a system to some … Continue reading

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The Answer to Coastal Flooding is Not More Cement By David Yarnold, opinion contributor – The Hill – October 2018 For decades, governments have built higher levees and concrete barriers as the answer to protecting life and property from damaging … Continue reading

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Urbanization is Cutting Off Life Support to NYC’s Wetlands Earth Institute – Columbia University State of the Planet – September 24, 2018 Historically, salt marshes have not only served as ecological nurseries for fish, birds, and other wildlife—they’ve been stalwart … Continue reading

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Coal Ash Spill Highlights Key Role of Environmental Regulations in Disasters By Brian J. Gerber and Melanie Gall – The Conversation –September 20, 2018 Heavy rains following Hurricane Florence has led to the release of toxic materials in North Carolina. … Continue reading

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