The day after President Obama’s speech on climate change, The Nature Conservancy’s Director of Climate Adaptation Policy took in the view from Hoboken, N.J., eight months after Hurricane Sandy. Much work lies ahead, but groundwork has been laid for action to help our communities rebuild with the next storm in mind.
A new report lays out strategies that support plants and animals in adapting to a rapidly changing climate. The Conservancy’s Sarah Murdock explains how they can also help keep nature healthy for people.
Big storms and coastal flooding hit one Massachusetts neighborhood twice in as many years – is this the “new normal” we’ve been warned about? And what can we do to prepare for the next storm?
Much-needed reform of the federal flood insurance program became law today, promising smarter policy to reduce costly damages from flooding to communities, property and taxpayers.
At a time when 80 percent of Americans believe Congress is doing a poor job, there is an opportunity for lawmakers to take action on an issue that would impact many millions of citizens: flood insurance reform. And, here’s the amazing part — it’s got major bipartisan support. Like football.
The Nature Conservancy is stepping up efforts to help make it easier for agencies like the Army Corps and FEMA to provide more incentives for finding natural solutions to protect us all from floods and make our insurance affordable. Do you have any stories of disasters with insurance after extreme weather damaged your property?
People in New Hampshire should make sure their state senators know they want clean air and they want to keep RGGI.