Tag: Coastal Resilience

When the Best Design Is NO Design, Except Nature’s

Written by | May 12th, 2014

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Breaking news: Virginia coast NOT devastated by storm! OK, so maybe that’s not a headline you read often. But that is the story at the Virginia Coast Reserve — because sometimes the best design is nature’s design.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 4

Written by | September 4th, 2013

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Animals, superstorms and “death rays,” all in today’s green news!

  1. Could another Superstorm Sandy happen? Scientists are battling it out. (International Business Times)
  2. Waiting for a superstorm to hit, though, isn’t wise. Coastal communities should build dunes now (and here’s how!) (National Geographic)
  3. This skyscraper’s “death ray” is melting cars in London! Yikes… (MNN)
  4. Crop-munching bugs are moving north at a rate of 24 feet per day, thanks to climate change. (Grist)
  5. 12 days in, and still no success with removing gill netting from a humpback whale in Alaska. (KTOO News)

Cities and Climate After Sandy: How Should We Prepare?

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Hurricane Sandy was a wakeup call for coastal cities — but what should we do next? Five experts took on that question in the first of this spring’s “Nature and Our Future” panel discussions from the Conservancy.

Putting the Pieces Back Together Post-Sandy: Connecticut Coastal Communities Ponder the Future

Written by | November 26th, 2012

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Our director of science spends an emotional day connecting with coastal communities in Connecticut.

Rebuilding Safer in Sandy’s Aftermath

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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As rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy begins, we need to help orient communities sensibly and compassionately towards solutions that will reduce their long term risk.

Picturing the Effects of Sea-Level Rise in Connecticut

Written by | February 17th, 2012

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The Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience tool inspires action to protect Connecticut’s shorelines from rising sea-level and future storms.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 6

Written by | November 6th, 2009

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U.S. fish stocks defecting to Canada? We can just see it now on Lou Dobbs Tonight…but remember where you heard it first — Cool, Green, Morning. Have a great weekend! Seems fishy, but overall U.S. water consumption has declined in the past 25 years — despite a growing population and increasing water use. Huh? Tina […]

From Long Island to the Solomon Islands, Communities Tackle Climate Change

Written by | November 4th, 2009

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As UN negotiators from around the world gather in Barcelona this week to continue hammering out a global climate deal, the question of emissions reduction targets has grabbed center stage in the press. But even if all countries stopped emitting greenhouse gas pollution today, the impacts of climate change will be felt for years to […]

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