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19
Nov

NYT: As Climate Risk Grows, Cities Test a Tough Strategy: Saying ‘No’ to Developers

VIRGINIA BEACH. — Glimpsed from a kayak on West Neck Creek, this swampy piece of land, a pocket of red maple and loblolly pine tucked behind growing subdivisions, doesn’t look like the stuff of existential debate. But this is where Virginia Beach, squeezed between the clamor for new housing and the relentlessness of flooding worsened...
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14
Nov

The Advocate: Civic leader R. King Milling: Protecting and restoring Louisiana coast shouldn’t be partisan

Coastal land loss and its ensuing hurricane risk are an existential threat to Louisiana. Our state is already missing 2,000 square miles of coast and we are on track to lose between 2,250 to 4,000 more square miles in the coming 50 years. Given the crisis at hand, we have no time for partisanship and...
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11
Nov

Inside Climate News: As Climate Change Threatens Midwest’s Cultural Identity, Cities Test Ways to Adapt

Spring floods, hot summers and warmer winters have been wake-up calls as global warming raises the risks for everything from ice fishing to growing seasons. Part of the Midwest newsroom collaborative project Unfamiliar Ground. Think of a Minnesota with almost no ice fishing. A Missouri that is as hot and dry as Texas. River and...
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09
Nov

WaPo: Amid flooding and rising sea levels, residents of one barrier island wonder if it’s time to retreat

OCRACOKE, N.C. — On any normal late-fall day, the ferries that ply the 30 miles between Swan Quarter and this barrier island might carry vacationing retirees, sports fishermen and residents enjoying mainland getaways after the busy summer tourist season. But two months ago, Hurricane Dorian washed away all signs of normalcy here. After buzz-cutting the...
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09
Nov

VIDEO: AP: What Can Be Saved?

AP’s in-depth series gave you a close-up view of valiant efforts to restore our rapidly vanishing wetlands and examined their deep contributions to the planet. Next week, learn about China’s ambitious plan to protect and replenish precious natural habitats.
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07
Nov

Houma Today: Committee hears bill to increase state share of offshore drilling money

A top Louisiana environmental official testified in front of a Senate committee today, supporting a bill that would increase the state’s share of revenue from offshore drilling. The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on the COASTAL Act , which is co-authored by Republican Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy.
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06
Nov

Business Journal: Mr. Kline goes to Washington, pushing for more offshore drilling money for Louisiana

The chairman of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is scheduled to testify Thursday before a Congressional committee in support of legislation that would give coastal states a greater share of revenues generated by offshore drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico. CPRA Board Chair Chip Kline will testify before the Senate Energy and Natural...
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05
Nov

Climate Connections: With sea levels rising, these strategies could help coastal communities prepare

Among the many points driven home by the likely climate change-fueled destruction and property losses unleashed by recent hurricanes and torrential rains: A lot of U.S. homes are in harm’s way from sea-level rise, storm surges, and punishing winds. If they’re damaged, odds are they’ll be rebuilt at the same locations, remaining in harm’s way....
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05
Nov

Huff Po: 22 Minutes In The Life Of Louisiana’s Climate Refugees

In “Lowland Kids,” two teenagers grapple with leaving an island that’s sinking before their very eyes. Chris Brunet has a tough decision to make, and he’s quickly running out of time. As a lifelong resident of Isle de Jean Charles, Brunet, 54, is considered to be among America’s first “climate refugees.” He’s contemplating whether to...
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01
Nov

Advocate: Letters: Vast challenges for America with rising sea levels

Today’s news is full of gloom and doom tied to sea-level rise projections. The magnitude of the issue is hard to digest for many who have homes in coastal America. According to flood inundation maps released by Climate Central and the real estate website, Zillow, close to $1 trillion in real estate will be lost...
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