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Best Practices for Coastal Louisiana Manual not just for Louisiana

The Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) recently released the Best Practices Manual for Development in Coastal Louisiana website. What’s novel about this site is that it provides…

FEMA Releases First Edition of the National Preparedness Goal

From a FEMA press-release: We are pleased to announce the release of the first edition of the National Preparedness Goal, which is available for download at http://www.fema.gov/PPD8. The National Preparedness Goal is the first deliverable…

Radio Show Clip on Sea Level Rise in New England

From WBUR.org: “Many Worry About Rising Sea Levels In The Northeast“ (Click on the “listen now” button, then skip to 4:15.) Not a lot of good news here, but interesting to see how the “retreat”…

EPA Launches Climate Ready Water Utilities

EPA has released another set of tools to help communities adapt to climate change: this time they’re focusing on water and wastewater utilities. If you only have a moment, start with the Climate Ready Water…

Sea Level Rise and Beaches: Not a Pretty Combination

Orrin Pilkey, always a lightening-rod for coastal climate change issues, has written a gloomy forecast for the world’s beaches, and has the photos to justify his positions. He acknowledges that predicting the effects of sea…

New Research on the Benefits and Detriments of Coastal Armoring

A new paper looking structural shore protection in Massachusetts and Hawaii finds a few things to like, and a lot to cause consternation. Among the benefits: Stabilizes the upland Protects infrastructure Maintains property values for…

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