The Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment (SAGE) Program invites you to an upcoming Webinar on
Climate Change and Adaptation Solutions for the Coastal Ocean
Along the U.S. Northeast
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 1:00pm EST
To connect, go to: https://nucoe.webex.com
Event number: 668075495
DR. SCOTT C. DONEY is Senior Scientist and Department Chair in Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts.
Please click here for the webinar details.
“The Living Breakwaters project combines coastal resiliency infrastructure with habitat enhancement techniques and community engagement, deploying a layered strategy that links in-water protective forms to on-shore interventions. We aim to mitigate the risk to humans from periodic weather extremes, improve the quality of our everyday lives, and rebuild our ecosystem.” —Kate Orff, Project Director, Living Breakwaters
On October 8th, 2014 EPA joined with federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and
private-sector entities to form the Green Infrastructure Collaborative, a network to help communities more easily implement green infrastructure.
The Collaborative released a Statement of Support (15 pp, 281K, About PDF) outlining commitments from members to advance coordination around green infrastructure initiatives.
For more information: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/gi_partners.cfm
This was spotted this on twitter:
How New York City’s Coastline Became a Place to Put the Poor
New York first started building housing projects on the waterfront because that’s where its poorest citizens happened to live, and continued because that’s where space was most readily available.
The person who posted it is a journalist who’s started an interesting series on disasters on the Guardian cities site:
MEDFORD — Cutting-edge research to understand fluctuations in sea levels caused by climate change looks like this: In a spartan, fluorescent-lighted laboratory, Tufts University researchers peer through microscopes to count microorganisms that resemble tiny snails.
These simple marsh-dwelling creatures called foraminifera, or forams, are choosy about how much time they spend underwater, so they turn out to be surprisingly precise indicators of ancient sea levels.
For the rest of the article see the Boston Globe -
In Tufts microbe count, clues to future sea levels
By Carolyn Y. Johnson GLOBE STAFF
The Boston Globe
Nov 10 2014