Tag: hurricane

Hurricane Isaac Is a Wake Up Call for Coastal Restoration

Written by | September 7th, 2012

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Hurricane Isaac is a reminder of our vulnerability and a wake-up call that we need to use this amazing opportunity to reverse the fate of the Gulf Coast by investing in coastal restoration.

Finding Resiliency in the People of the Gulf

Written by | May 4th, 2012

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It would be easy to feel overwhelmed with the economic and environmental issues facing the Gulf of Mexico. But can we come together to help the Gulf thrive again?

Conservation Planning for Extreme Events?

Written by | November 12th, 2009

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What am I trying to illustrate in the above photo (a picture of cattle and elephant dung)? That conservation planning is a pile of poop? No. But this mixture of excrement does show why such planning needs to incorporate extreme events like drought or flooding – especially for the impacts of those events on local […]

Hoping for a Hurricane? Coral Reefs Are

Written by | September 9th, 2009

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Having lived in the hurricane zone for most of the last decade, I have developed a bit of an addiction to The Weather Channel this time of year. Until recently, the general feeling around hurricane coverage and anticipation of hurricane season in the United States has been a fear of “the big one.”  Now, and […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2009

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Hurricanes — can’t live with them, and can barely run away from them. But hurricane season predictions? How about we just outlaw those right now? That and today’s other top green questions asked (and perhaps answered) below: I Predict 100 Bad Hurricane-Season Predictions This Year: Predictions about the upcoming hurricane season are notoriously bad, reports […]

Feeling The Heat: Why Even 2 Degrees C Matters

Written by | February 25th, 2009

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In his book Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, Mark Lynas paints a cataclysmic picture of what might happen if runaway climate change increases the average global temperature by 6 degrees Centigrade: Super hurricanes would cause catastrophic flooding. Explosive gases would bubble up from deep in the oceans and erupt in massive fireballs. […]

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