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Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas

The Sad Irony of Trump’s Presidential Response to Hurricane Harvey

  The oblivious president On Tuesday, August 29, as Hurricane Harvey lingered over Houston dumping an “unprecedented” four feet of rain, plus a few inches, the presidential entourage landed in Corpus Christi. Three days earlier Hurricane Harvey came ashore north of Corpus, pounding the small community of Rockport as a Category 4 storm. South Texas took the brunt of what…

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Beach erosion

Caribbean Nations Look to International Community to Help Conserve Region’s Sandy Beaches

A prospective US$4.5 million from South Korea could lead to the launch of an inter4national project on the part of Association of Caribbean States’ members to stem the loss of sandy beaches throughout the region.

Chronic inundation and real estate value

Chronically Inundated US Coastal Communities Could Jump from 90-plus to Nearly 170 In Less Than 20 Years

Government authorities and residents in a fast rising number of US coastal communities across the nation will face some very difficult choices in coming years as a result of chronic inundation, including the possibility of having to abandon entire towns and perhaps even cities, according to a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Information is Power: Böll Foundation Releases Inaugural World Ocean Atlas

Highlighting the threats and costs climate change and human activites are having on the world ocean, the Heinrich Böll Foundation released its inaugural “Ocean Atlas 2017.”

Water rights as a public good in Chile

Calls to Reinstate Water as a Public Good Arise in Chile

Plagued by drought, floods and skyrocketing prices, calls to reinstitute water as a public good are intensifying in Chile.

Forest conservation is key to battling wildfire in a warming world

Florida Wildfires Highlight Benefits of Prescribed Burns, Conservation Measures

More than 2,100 wildfires are burning across some 170,000 acres in Florida. A rain deficit of 12 inches and above-normal temperatures throughout the state are the main culprits, and the National Weather Service doesn’t see much in the way of relief, even if the rainy season starts soon, the US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) highlights in a news report.

Haiti “For Profit” Sustainable Agroforesty Program Bears New Fruit in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

Having achieved an initial goal of engaging local smallholder farming communities in planting 5 million trees, Haiti’s Smallholder Farmers Alliance and Timberland continue down an extraordinary path that’s helping smallholder farmers in southwest Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew and promoting revivial of smallholder farm cotton production in Latin America and the Caribbean.