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When Big Storms Inundate Wisconsin, How Could Wetlands ‘Slow The Flow’? By Will Cushman – WisContext – October 7, 2019 When record-setting rains in July 2016 sent murky, sediment-laden floodwaters rushing into Chequamegon Bay, residents of Ashland and other bayside … 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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Seldom Seen: A Poignant Look Back at Glen Canyon Before the Dam YaleEnvironment360 – August 15, 2019 – Video When Ken Sleight first floated through Utah’s Glen Canyon in 1955, he fell in love with its majestic landscape of red … 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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Impact of Blue-Green Infrastructure Investment Pathways on Dynamic Evolution of Natural Capital University of Nottingham – November 15, 20218 Natural capital and ecosystem services concepts are a popular way of describing the multiple benefits we get from the natural environment. … 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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Coastal resilience is getting high-tech, but there are still information gaps to fill By Shannon Cunniff– Environmental Defense Fund – June 20, 2018 Coastal communities are struggling to accurately understand their flooding risks and identify appropriate solutions for mitigating the … Continue reading

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Needed: A New Federal-State Partnership for Flood Mitigation Contact: Laura Lightbody – The Pew Charitable Trust – March 20, 2018 Flooding is the most costly and common natural disaster across the U.S.,1 claiming lives, damaging households and businesses, and straining … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Flood Risks Across the U.S. are Underestimated (in a Big Way) By Cara Byington – Cool Green Science – February 28, 2018 A new paper publishing today in Environmental Research Letters has some sobering news for people … Continue reading

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