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Managing Urban Flooding in the San Francisco Bay Area: From a Concrete Bowl to a Green Sponge By Cora Kammeyer – Pacific Institute – December 4, 2019 The first fall storm is rolling through the San Francisco Bay Area this … Continue reading

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Could Abandoned Agricultural Lands Help Save the Planet? By Richard Conniff – YaleEnvironment360 – December 10, 2019 People have lived in Castro Laboreiro, where northern Portugal borders Spain, long enough to have built megaliths in the mountainous countryside and a … Continue reading

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Bringing the world’s buried wetlands back from the dead By Matthew Brown and James Brooks  – Associated Press – November 5, 2019 The ghosts are all around the gently rolling farmlands of eastern England. But you have to know where … Continue reading

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Nature-based solutions can help New York and New Jersey adapt to rising seas and intensifying storms By Steve Koller Environemental – Defense Fund – August 19, 2019 With peak hurricane season upon us and what seems like daily coverage of … Continue reading

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In a Town Shaped by Water, the River Is Winning By Linda Poon –Citylab – May 24, 2019 The floor beneath Sally Tennant’s feet was thumping, as if it had a heartbeat—an irregular one, with each thud getting louder and more violent. … Continue reading

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The Wettest 12 Months: New Analysis Shows Spikes in Flood Alerts in the US Juan Declet-Barreeto – Union of Concerned Citizens – May 23, 2019 April 2019 marked the wettest 12-month period in the United States since record-keeping began 124 … Continue reading

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Green infrastructure nature’s best defense against disasters UN Environment – May 17, 2019 UN Member States today called for increased investments in ecosystem-based solutions for disaster prevention. Healthy ecosystems play a crucial role in preventing environmental disasters and mitigate climate … Continue reading

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Species facing climate change could find help in odd place: urban environments TuftsNow – May 14, 2019 When it comes to wildlife conservation efforts, urban environments could be far more helpful than we think, according to new research. A study … Continue reading

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“Frost Fairs,” the Little Ice Age and Climate Change By Remi Shaull-Thompson – Scientific American – May 7, 2019 Scientists do not fully understand what caused the Little Ice Age. Data from tree and ice cores suggests that there was … Continue reading

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Call for wetland decade under the U.N. decade on ecosystem restoration (2021-2030) – March 25, 2019 The environmental health of wetlands across the world is deteriorating. The authoritative Global Wetland Outlook released by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in … Continue reading

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