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Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands By Michael W. Beck and Siddharth Narayan – The Scientist – August 31, 2017 The ongoing devastation from Hurricane Harvey sadly reminds us of the risks of coastal living. We feel deeply for … Continue reading

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A New Insurance Market to Protect People, Places, and Economies By Kathy Baughman McLeod – 100 Resilient Cities – August 7, 2017 When you hear the word ‘nature,’ what do you think about? A pristine beach? Maybe your favorite wild … Continue reading

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The Injustice of Atlantic City’s Floods  By John Upton – Climate Central – May 10, 2017 – Video A driver plowed a sedan forcefully up Arizona Avenue, which had flooded to knee height during a winter storm as high tide … Continue reading

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Where Levees Fail In California, Nature Can Step In To Nurture Rivers By Lauren Sommer – npr –  March 29, 2017 After millions of dollars of flood damage and mass evacuations this year, California is grappling with how to update its … Continue reading

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Will families be protected from the next flood? By Gerrit Jöbsis – American Rivers – November 7, 2016 For decades scientists have been warning us that a warmer climate will bring more frequent and more violent storms to the Southeast. … Continue reading

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Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don’t Account For Climate Change By Christopher Joyce – npr – September 15, 2016 The floods that hit Louisiana last month were caused by rainfall that was unlike anything seen there in centuries. Most of the … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of the Mississippi for Restoration By Kristin Tracz – Walton Family Foundation– March 1, 2016 – Video For many communities along the Mississippi River, 2016 started off chaotically as torrential downpours in Illinois and Missouri led to … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM A “wicked” problem is what planners call a situation that is “difficult to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements.” A wicked problem often requires a critical mass of people to change … Continue reading

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How protecting our coastlines could save taxpayers billions By Shannon Cunniff – Environmental Defense Fund – February 11, 2015 How do we save millions (and perhaps billions) in federal tax dollars – while at the same time giving flood-prone coastal … Continue reading

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This past week millions of people experienced heavy rains that flooded downtown areas from Detroit to DC to Portland, Maine.  The record was set on Long Island, NY where a whopping 13 inches fell, resulting in the declaration of a … Continue reading

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