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The Seattle Rain: A Love/Hate Relationship

12/14/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

  Growing up in Seattle I grew to have a love of the rain. Many of my childhood memories are in one way or another associated with rain. From laying in bed listening to the pitter patter on the roof […] Read more >

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Subsidizing Danger and Killing Fish–It Ain’t Smart! Encouraging Building in Floodplains Is Dopey

12/6/2011 // By Jim Adams

Building in floodplains is very bad for salmon (and lots of other wildlife).  It takes away the habitat they need to survive.  And that is bad for people.  It also puts people in harm’s way when the floods come.  And in […] Read more >

Climate Capsule: Pipelines, Plug-ins, & Public Comments on Pollution

7/19/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: NWF Reminds House, Pipelines Dangerous Quote: Bill McKibben Economic Story of the Week: Plug it In Editorial of the Week: The Risks of the Keystone XL Pipeline Shelter from the Storms Coalition Drops […] Read more >

Calling for a SmarterSafer National Flood Insurance Program

6/23/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

As we begin to assess the damage from some of the most severe flooding since 1927, it is critical that Congress not miss this opportunity to substantially reform the NFIP [National Flood Insurance Program ]to better protect people, property and […] Read more >

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Climate Capsule: Earth, Snow & Fire

6/14/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Comments on Keystone Quote: Representative Bob Inglis (R-SC) Economic Story of the Week: USDA Grants Help Farmers Face Climate Change Editorial of the Week: Solutions: Time to rethink flood control Declining Snowpack Strains […] Read more >

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Oh Carp! Flying Fish May Invade Great Lakes

6/14/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

A fish out of water is more than an expression along the Mississippi and Missouri river basins – it’s also a threat to people and wildlife. Asian carp are an invasive species of flying fish wrecking havoc upstream along the […] Read more >

Evacuations in Dakota Dunes, SD

Hitting Home: Floodwaters Force Relocations in Several States

6/7/2011 // By NWF

As major flooding events continue on the northern central Plains, my parents, other family members, and friends have been working non-stop the last few days to help evacuate people in neighboring towns now threatened by the rising river. Read more >

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When Flood Protections Falter

5/27/2011 // By Amanda Stone

The following is a guest post from NWF Coastal Analyst, Alisha Renfro. Large amounts of rainfall and snowmelt throughout the Midwest caused the Mississippi River to swell to record conditions, the biggest flood below Memphis since the great flood of […] Read more >

Guest Post: It’s Still the Mighty River

5/19/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This post was written by Amanda Moore, NWF’s Coastal Louisiana Organizer in New Orleans. I have to admit, I was terrified to visit the overflowing banks of the Mighty Mississippi this week.  Not knowing what to expect (no one alive […] Read more >

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Mississippi River Flooding: How You Can Help

5/18/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Intense flooding is devastating communities along the Mississippi River, but there are ways you can help. Here is a list of organizatons providing flood relief efforts: Aidmatrix Network http://www.aidmatrixnetwork.org Web resource lists all the organizations that are involved in the […] Read more >