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Stopping Superstorms—The World is Our Oyster The Observer – October 24, 2018 Hurricane Michael’s death toll is at least 39 and its economic damages are expected to surpass $30 billion. This most recent superstorm pales in comparison to previous storms, … Continue reading

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New Defense Bill Strengthens the Military’s Flood & Energy Readiness and Saves Taxpayer Dollars—All While Addressing Climate Change By Shana Udvardy – Union of Concerned Scientists – August 7, 2018 Today, President Trump signed into law H.R. 5515, the John S. … 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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Sea Level Rise Is Unlocking Decades-Old Pollution Daily JSTOR – December 5, 2017 By Roberta Kwok – Hakai Magazine – January 10, 2018 In 2015, Kate Tully visited farms near the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. She was investigating … Continue reading

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A Hard Shore Is a Dead Shore By Amorina Kingdon – Hakai Magazine – October 16, 2017 The land beneath Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States, is sinking. Couple that with climate change, and the sea level … 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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An opinion-editorial by Kevin G. Coulton, PE[1], CFM[2] March 10, 2017 An extended article will appear in ASWM’s March/April issue of Wetland News. [1,225 words] The Trump Administration has announced an “America’s Infrastructure First” policy[3]. While I am supportive of … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM In April of this year, Dr. Jon Kusler, Esq. (founder and former Executive Director of the Association of State Wetland Managers) – published a report titled “Government Liability and Climate Change: Selected Issues … Continue reading

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Taking a Buyout from the Beach By Jackie Snow – Hakai Magazine – August 18, 2016 Coastal communities are under threat—from erosion, sea level rise, and, in some cases, increasingly powerful storms and floods. People who live on degrading coastal … Continue reading

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Amid dramatic sea level rise, nature itself can provide a much-needed solution By Shannon Cunniff – Environmental Defense Fund – April 7, 2016 Even if we manage to reach our goals for reducing greenhouse gases, the world will experience a … Continue reading

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