Category Archives: planning

Principles of adaptation and resilience for coastal cities

In this interview, World Bank urban specialist Anthony Bigio succinctly outlines three critical areas for North African coastal cities to consider when thinking about climate change adaptation and resilience: Urban Planning – cities are projected to grow rapidly from now … Continue reading

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Post-Irene Report

I love Irene, God knows I do I’ll love her till the seas run dry And if Irene turns her back on me I’d take morphine and die Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene I’ll see you in … Continue reading

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Coastal erosion abatement? It happened.

An interesting case in Newburyport, MA sees a handful of homes receiving 15% property tax abatements for loss of property and the “environmental stigma” of eroding shorelines. “the evidence reflects that conditions on or reported about severe erosion on Plum … Continue reading

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FEMA stresses climate change impacts a THIRD time

How many times does a federal agency have to say something before it is taken seriously?  Apparently, three times over multiple decades may not be enough.  Recently, a New York Times article titled “Flood-Prone Land Likely to Increase by 45% … Continue reading

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Do we need sealife corridors?

The results of an unprecedented decade-long tracking study of marine life, the Census of Marine Life Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP) project, suggests that the California Current is a major hotspot for large marine predators.  The California Current, which flows … Continue reading

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Bio-engineered solution for coastal erosion protection, pt.9

Woods Hole Group’s biodegradable erosion control project at Bayswater Seaside in New Seabury, MA is now complete.  We are very pleased with the construction and the final results.  Woods Hole Group will continue to monitor the performance of the installation, … Continue reading

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Bio-engineered solution for coastal erosion protection, pt.8

Update from Woods Hole Group’s bio-engineered erosion control project at Bayswater Seaside in New Seabury, MA:  these photos depict the final anchoring of the fiber rolls at the top of the bank last week.  The project was completed shortly after … Continue reading

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