Posts Tagged ‘Louisiana’

Chinese Scientists Tour U.S. Sea-Level Rise Work with The Nature Conservancy

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in Learn

October 2011 - Chinese Sci Yuan Lin Walking in Southold LI marsh with Nicole Maher and Adam Starke_WEB size

The Nature Conservancy hosts Chinese scientists for a tour of coastal sites on Long Island Sound and Louisiana to share research and tools for preparing for sea-level rise.

The scientists from State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, part of East China Normal University in Shanghai, had worked with The Conservancy before to develop a management plan for Dongtan National Nature Reserve, a 60,000-acre wetland reserve on Chongming Island, the world’s largest alluvial island, situated in the delta of the Yangtze River.

Facing the Floods, Finding Resiliency

Written by Keith Ouchley on . Posted in Learn

Babcock Ranch

With extreme floods currently threatening communities along the Mississippi, The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana’s executive director Dr. Keith Ouchley is forced to think about the events in Louisiana of only the past several years – epic hurricanes, an oil spill of historic proportions, and now a raging flood on the nation’s largest river of which the likes hadn’t been seen in nearly 100 years.

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