Climate Change

People Over Pipelines & Fracked Gas

People Over Pipelines & Fracked Gas

Written by Maya van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper Network Interstate fracked gas pipelines are cutting through people’s lives at an increasing rate.  The onslaught of shale gas extraction happening in Pennsylvania and other shale bearing states is resulting in an explosion of interstate fracked gas pipelines that are cutting through our front yards, our back yards, our farms, our forests, our creek ...[Read More]

Historic Florida, Georgia water war decisions will impact entire nation

Historic Florida, Georgia water war decisions will impact entire nation

By Dan Tonsmeire, Apalachicola Riverkeeper A vital piece of Florida’s economy and livelihoods are hinging on historic actions this year by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Supreme Court of the United States. It’s a continuation of the Florida-Georgia water war — one that’s been going on for decades. But this year matters more than any other; the Supreme Court and the Corps will set precede ...[Read More]

Five Birds that Benefit from Living Shorelines

Living shorelines encompass a range of shoreline stabilization techniques along estuarine coasts, bays, sheltered coastlines, and tributaries.

By Marisa Escudero, Water Resources Manager, NWF Think of your last visit to the shore. Can you remember the smell of the ocean, the breeze in the air? What’s missing? The birds. It’s hard to imagine these serene paradises without wildlife, especially the harmonious calls from our feathered friends. However, man-made erosion structures built to protect shorelines, such as seawalls and bulkheads, t ...[Read More]

Restoring Floodplains…With Science!

Restoring Floodplains…With Science!

Written by Eileen Shader, American Rivers Floodplains are an integral part of healthy rivers, while floods are a natural occurrence on rivers. These simple facts can be hard to accept when floods cause damage to people and property every year. But as Gilbert White, a geographer known as the father of floodplain management once said: “Floods are ‘acts of god’, but flood losses are largely acts of m ...[Read More]

Federal Flood Protection Standards One Year Later

Federal Flood Protection Standards One Year Later

Originally Published by Natural Resources Defense Council, February 16, 2016 By Rob Moore One year ago, President Obama issued a directive to all federal agencies to begin preparing for sea level rise and the increasing risk of flooding caused by climate change. The directive established new federal flood protection standards that will go a long way towards making the nation more resilient. One ye ...[Read More]

Federal Flood Risk Management Standards Updated Just in Time for Record-breaking Winter Floods

Federal Flood Risk Management Standards Updated Just in Time for Record-breaking Winter Floods

By Marisa Escudero, Water Resources Manager, National Wildlife Federation Winter 2016 has been a wet one for many of our WPNetwork Members. Major flooding on the Mississippi River and its tributaries prompted flood warnings for parts of Alabama, Arkansas, the Carolinas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. At least 22 deaths over several days in Mis ...[Read More]