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Floodwaters are Gone but not Forgotten: Lessons Learned from Sandy

April 9, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Flooding and Climate Change

 

We can help ourselves to be better prepared for a changing climate, by incorporating the insights science offers us about what kinds of changes to expect – for example, so coastal cities can plan and take better steps to prepare for changing risks from storm flooding.[read more]

Closing Clean Water Act Loophole Will Restore Drinking Water and Flood Protections for Millions

March 27, 2014 by Peter Lehner
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Clean Water Act Loophole

Like millions of Americans, I love the water. I love to swim, boat and fish, as do many of my family and friends. We all recall swimming in dirty water; it wasn’t all that uncommon a few decades ago. I even recall being told I would need a hepatitis shot if I fell into the nearby river.[read more]

Ten-City Project Boosts Demand for Architects to Meet New Challenges with Old Buildings

February 5, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Hurricane Sandy brought home what scientists had been saying for years: Cities need to get ready for the destructive effects of climate change. A year and a half later, resilience and adaptation are high on government agendas, but the root problem — carbon emissions — is as stubborn as ever.[read more]

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Flood Risks: Urgent Action Needed - But What? Join Our Webinar

February 4, 2014 by David Thorpe

Floods cost billions: what can be done?

Floods devastating parts of Europe and Americas east coast have brought to the front of our minds the need to protect human habitation from the increasing number and severity of such events. But what are the best strategies for doing so? Sustainable Cities Collective explores the options...[read more]