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7 Ways Congress Could Help Safeguard Communities, Wildlife From Hurricanes

The hurricanes of the past two years—Michael, Florence, Harvey, María and Irma—have made it clear that the combination of extreme storms and intense development in coastal areas have left people, …

Restoring Paradise After Hurricane Irma

Florida has always been in the path of storms – it juts right out into Hurricane Alley – but as people have built along the coast, drained wetlands, and contributed …

Resilience Allies, Tell Us Your Stories!

Floods, hurricanes, and severe coastal storms pose increasing risk to people and wildlife living along the thousands of miles of America’s coasts and rivers — but ecological solutions that safeguard …

Will Senate Water Down Environmental Protections While the Midwest Floods?

After the Midwest experienced drought during the past several months  and now the April showers are bringing May floods. Last week the Mississippi River crested five and a half feet …

Weekly News Roundup – May 20, 2011

Filter Floodwaters with Flora

The Big Uneasy Screening Across the Country

How your flood losses are increasing: whether you live in a floodplain or not.

Growing up in Seattle, I have learned to live with the rain. Through the years I have accumulated many stylish brands of rain boots, jackets, and umbrellas. But now that …

Flood in London, England

New Evidence Global Warming Fueling Extreme Weather

As polluter allies in Congress continue efforts to blindfold the Environmental Protection Agency from the realities of global warming, two new studies are confirming that changes in our climate are …

Decade of 2000s Warmest on Record

In a bit of irony, Winston Churchill praised his famed enemy German Field Marshal Rommel as “a skillful opponent” and a “great general.” Should similar words of “praise” go to …

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