Category Archives: Coastal Hazards

LA a Leader in Coastal Plain Management

Louisiana, Sinking Fast, Prepares to Empty Out Its Coastal Plain State weighs buyouts, prohibiting new development, tax hikes Policy could become template for climate adaptation nationwide Louisiana is finalizing a plan to move thousands of people from areas threatened by … Continue reading

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“Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale”

The Diva has been contemplating the concept of resilience, as described in the document Disaster Resilience; A National Imperative, published by the National Academy of Sciences in 2012. Reviewing it against the present setting of disaster recovery efforts in Houston, … Continue reading

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Coastal Cities Coping with Climate Change

Coastal Cities Look to Resilience Chiefs to Combat Climate Change; Global warming has created a hot new job in U.S. coastal cities

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More Resources on Global Warming, Rising Seas, and Coastal Cities

From the Journalists Resource website, maintained by Harvard University, here is a recent roundup of research on the topics of Global warming, rising seas and coastal cities: Trends, impacts and adaptation strategies.

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“Achieving Resilience in Coastal Communities”

New report from the National Wildlife Federation, released on the anniversary of H. Katrina. See: Achieving Resilience in Coastal Communities: Resources and Recommendations. 268 pages. As noted by my friends at the National Hazards Mitigation Association, some of the contents … Continue reading

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Coastal Disasters – new NAS report

Update on August 22. From the New York Times: A Project Built on Sand The take-away from the National Research Council was alarming: There is no national plan to manage the coast. No plan for storm-damage reduction. No plan for … Continue reading

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