One year later, are we applying lessons from Hurricane Sandy? The Nature Conservancy’s Director of Science in Connecticut recalls another monster storm and says we need nature — and a big-picture approach — to prepare our communities for the storms of the future.
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The Nature Conservancy’s Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva is interviewed about recent research highlighting the risk of storm surge to U.S. coastal residents and the role of nature in helping to defend our communities.
During the recent Feast of St. Francis observance, many Catholic groups held screenings of an Academy Award-nominated film documenting the plight of islanders affected by climate change. Check out the trailer of the film “Sun Come Up” in today’s post.
With a tourism-based economy that depends on coral reefs, fisheries and coastal communities, the people of the Florida Keys are taking local actions to fight global warming and sea level rise. Check out this video to learn what’s happening in Monroe County.
In the next Into the Islands video adventure, Travel with Dan Ho to the island of Yap, where an aspiring marine biologist is keeping an eye on rising sea levels.
A 10-member crew from Papua New Guinea uses traditional seafaring knowledge to raise awareness of threats that climate change is bringing to their islands and culture.
Residents of Monroe County and the Florida Keys seek solutions as they look to the future and see more salt water rising all around. Joining with partners and government officials, staff from The Nature Conservancy are joining the conversation about a county plan.
The key to Micronesia’s future may lie in motiviating its youth to find conservation solutions. In the next episode of Into the Islands with Dan Ho, we visit Majuro Atoll, where shorelines are changing.
Coastal residents of indigenous communities in Alaska are literally losing land and landmarks to the sea as permafrost melts and sea levels rise. Some traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to share their stories of climate change with other Native American groups at a First Stewards symposium.
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.
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As Tropical Storm Debby drops rain on Florida, action is expected in the U.S. Senate on long-awaited flood insurance reform. The outcome may be good for people, nature, property and taxpayers.
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An east wind whips Gasparilla Sound into foam. Literally. Chunks of wind-whipped water blow ashore as I unload my kayak from my car onto the sand.
Looking ahead, Pacific islanders are making community plans to cope with rising sea levels. And on some low-lying coral atolls, that includes contingency plans to relocate farmland, and even people, elsewhere.
Nature can help people innovate as we search for solutions to deal with rapid environmental change. The Nature Conservancy’s adaptation expert, Frank Lowenstein, joined a radio discussion this week on how innovation can help us cope with challenges like sea levels rising on the edges of our cities.
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