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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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Hurricane Aid Package Includes Poison Pills By Rob Moore – NRDC.org – January 10, 2018 The U.S. Senate must act on a supplemental disaster aid package for areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the wildfires in the … Continue reading

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“Unlawful Government Takings” By Janice Kaspersen – Forester Daily News – September 18, 2017 Among the many, many flooded homes in Houston after Hurricane Harvey are some for which the owners say the government is responsible. A group of homeowners … Continue reading

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Policy changes needed at every level to survive the next storm By Chad Berginnis – The Hill – September 3, 2017 Rainfall amounts from Harvey were huge, but not unprecedented. Texas previously held the continental U.S. record for a rainfall when … Continue reading

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