Tag Archives: flooding

New York CitiVision raises awareness of sea-level rise

What would a Friday be without some fatidic architectural renderings? The New York CitiVision competition asked the question “If the future is gone, what past is expecting us?” Continue reading

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Woods Hole Group nourishment project nominated for “Best of the Best Restored Beaches”

Last year, Menauhant Beach – a nourishment project designed and permitted by Woods Hole Group for the Town of Falmouth – was among the winners of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association’s (ASBPA) annual “Best Restored Beaches” contest. This … Continue reading

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The ups and downs of sea level rise

Two intriguing articles released recently proving, once again, that there are two sides to every story.  As with many of the expected results of climate change, there will be winners and losers in the sea level rise story. Sea Level … Continue reading

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A tale of two winters

It has been a busy winter here at Woods Hole Group. Waking up this morning to a dusting of snow here on the Cape, we were reminded that this winter has also been a mild one. Continue reading

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King tide a window to future, let’s document it!

King Tide to Raise Sea Level on Atlantic Coast – NYTimes.com. A king tide will be running Wednesday and Thursday because gravitational forces of the sun, the moon and the earth will be lined up in a cue shot of fleeting … Continue reading

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Urbanization and Estuaries – challenge and opportunity

These two very interesting papers came across the wires the other day and, while at face they may not seem all that related, we thought that – taken together – they suggest some exciting synergies for coastal urban environments. A … Continue reading

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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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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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The benefits of coastal management

New approach reveals the benefits of coastal management. Here is an interesting article about some research in the UK combining salt marsh restoration modeling with contingent valuation to target the most efficient and beneficial sites for “managed realignment” (breaching coastal … Continue reading

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