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The Problem with Levees By Nicholas Pinter – Scientific American – August 1, 2019 Along the great rivers of the U.S.—the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois and many others—history is tied to the syncopated rhythm of flooding. The great flood years … Continue reading

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Urban forests are dying. Baltimore shows us how to bring them back. By Andrew Zaleski – Popular Science – June 5, 2019 Walk through Baltimore’s neighborhoods, and look up. The fan-shaped ginkgo leaves and ­ruby-red pearls dangling from cherry branches … Continue reading

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Trump to issues executive orders seeking to speed up oil and gas projects By Toluse Olorunnipa and Steven Mufson – The Washington Post – April 10, 2019 – Video President Trump signed a pair of executive orders on Wednesday seeking … Continue reading

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Plastic is Now Part of the Planet’s Fabric—a Scientist and Archaeologist Discuss What Happens Next By Sharon George and Matt Edgeworth – The Conversation – November 27, 20218 – Videos Plastics are ingrained in our everyday lives. Since 1950, it’s estimated … Continue reading

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How to Accelerate the Use of Natural Infrastructure to Aid Climate Change Adaptation By Shannon Cunniff – Environmental Defense Fund – November 8, 2018 Florida and North Carolina are once again recovering from hurricanes – this time, from two of … 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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Is the global era of massive infrastructure projects coming to an end? By William Laurance – Yale Environment 360 – July 10, 2018 We are living in the most explosive era of infrastructure expansion in human history. To meet the … Continue reading

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Bring community voices into disaster rebuilding and infrastructure planning By Laurie Schoeman – The Hill – March 21, 2018 After wildfires and hurricanes ravaged the country last year, we saw devastating human impact, but also soon came to understand the … Continue reading

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Investing In Nature 101: A Triple Win for Cities, Communities, and Developers By Mark Tercek – – October 23, 2017 America has a big infrastructure problem. More precisely, it has a $3.6 trillion problem. That’s what it will take to … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Losses due to flooding and severe storm events have been and continue to be on the rise due to both naturally occurring extreme weather events and human activity. According to the National Oceanic … Continue reading

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