- "Catastrophic flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey is the latest reminder that floods kill more people in the United States than any other type of natural disaster and are the most common natural disaster worldwide. Many communities along U.S. coastlines have begun to take heed and have slowed development in coastal flood zones. The bad news, as Harvey shows, is that inland communities are also at risk – and in some, development in flood zones is increasing."
August 28 - The Conversation
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Distinguished Professor of Louisiana Environmental Studies, Louisiana State University
Disclosure statement - Research for this article was partially supported by two grants from the National Science Foundation.
Building Climate Resilience in Coastal Communities of the Caribbean
When seaweed thrives, fishing in and around Little Bay, Jamaica also improves. This alternative livelihoods project is one of many that make up the 14 coastal protection projects being implemented across the region by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.
SAGE member Pam Judge wrote to share an article find she thinks SAGE should read. The paper is by Chang et al 2016 "Introduction of Microbial Biopolymers in Soil Treatment for Future Environmentally-Friendly and Sustainable Geotechnical Engineering. Pam wrote, "I think it does a nice job of comparing traditional "gray" technology of soil improvement (portland cement) with the more "green" alternative (biopolymers). It compares the technologies in terms of carbon footprint, cost, effectiveness, constructability, etc. I found it an interesting and timely article, and thought it might be a nice addition to the SAGE library."