Anyone who works the tidal shoreline knows that federal flood insurance is a big issue.  It is a bankrupt, poorly run program (thanks to Congress...

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For a number of years, Wetlands Watch has been objecting to allowing tidal wetlands mitigation banks that do not account for sea level rise.  We ...

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Most folks would say that mowing wetlands is a bad idea, at best.  Destroys the plant, the habitat value, the storm surge protection - a bone hea...

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There was an article in today's Virginian Pilot about plans to designate Tangier Island as an historic resource in order to increase its chances of be...

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An article came into my in-box today about how a new study shows the risk to New Jersey's tourism industry from sea level rise.  Sasaki Associate...

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The new draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement is out for comment.  It does not even mention climate change!  Search on "climate" - no hit...

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The Virginia General Assembly is determined to take on the state's flooding problems, call it what you will/with or without sea level rise.  Sena...

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NASA is concerned about sea level rise, with so many of its facilities along the tidal shoreline.  They have been looking at the facilities one-b...

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A while ago, I was asked by the editors of "Issues in Science and Technology" to write an article exploring the relationship between climate science a...

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Another day in the life of Wetlands Watch.  Our regular review of regulatory agendas showed that a group of homeowners in Norfolk wanted to lower...

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A string of information has been coming out over the last few months that points to the need to better understand what is going on with our groundwate...

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its periodic update of wetlands status and trends for the United States.  The new review shows some s...

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This is a great story that lays out future adaptation paths.  Old neighborhood, makes incremental adaptation moves, then puts a wetland back in w...

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Sometimes, you can't make this stuff up. I'm in the middle of preparing a talk to the regional insurance industry on sea level rise and into my in...

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Two recent opinion/editorial conversations on sea level rise and the need for coastal change in Virginia. First was an opinion piece I authored in ...

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Our coastal insurance work continues with our work on the federal flood insurance program and the changes coming due NOW.  Press outlets are star...

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In September, Friday the 13th brought good luck to Virginia.  The William and Mary Law School's Coastal Policy Clinic had a conference -"Adaptive...

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The summer issue of Mother Jones Magazine has a great article on sea level rise, flooding, and related issues.  They feature Gloucester, Virginia...

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An interesting set of articles in Southern Maryland Online about Sea Level Rise Impacts and challenges....  * An article on a commercial pier ...

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We just finished a study on homeowner's insurance along the Virginia shoreline, looking to see if price and availability changes are in response to hu...

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North Carolina has what is probably the worst and first set of tough decisions along the Atlantic Coast...what to do with the highway that runs the le...

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The house in that picture - the one barely visible behind a massive wall of concrete and sand - could be the future of our coast.  As coastal ris...

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Yes, Virginia, there is danger from greenhouse gases - though Virginia wants to disprove it...still. Wetlands Watch joined with the Southern Enviro...

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Remember the bill in North Carolina to outlaw sea level rise?  Remember how it got changed to say that the state would empower North Carolina's C...

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An interesting article out in the National Journal on costs of climate change being felt today.  I took the reporter out for a "windshield tour" ...

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With a host of real challenges facing the citizens of Virginia, three members of the House of Delegates have chosen to spend their time fighting imagi...

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Maryland's Governor O'Malley is trying to restart adaptation efforts post-Sandy with an executive order requiring state agencies in Maryland to start ...

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Now that we are entering the "post-Sandy" era in shoreline communities everyone expects things to be different.  But I beg to differ, and wrote a...

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In the 2012 General Assembly, Senator Northam and Delegates Stolle and Lewis teamed up to pass a study on "recurrent flooding" in tidewater Virginia, ...

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"The failure by state and federal governments to develop climate change adaptation strategies leaves individuals, companies, and local governments to ...

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North Carolina is again setting the pace for adaptation policy along the tidal shoreline.  These south Nags Head houses to the left were hammered...

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Hurricane Sandy is changing national views on extreme weather and sea level rise impacts.  Is this storm the result of climate change? A good ...

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Below the 30,000 foot view of sea level rise and flooding are many stories of individuals struggling with a changed reality along the shoreline. ...

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Wow, another link between today's healthy wetlands and tomorrow's abability to adapt to sea level rise.  A new study at Woods Hole's marine Biolo...

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There is a new coastal climate change impacts report out, being prepared as technical background to the National Climate Assessment.   I jus...

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People who live along the tidal shoreline are exposed to flooding, especially when storms hit.  The risk is high enough that, let alone, the priv...

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The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) recently released a study on Climate Change - their third report in the last three years as par...

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We wrote before about the good work going on in Delaware to deal with sea level rise impacts. They have had a Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee meetin...

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Just back from yet another Rotary Breakfast and yet another talk on sea level rise impacts. This work is critical to informing our efforts - the cont...

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Wetlands Watch has been working on how to expand watershed group work with homeowners on conservation landscaping - rain gardens, removing impervious ...

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This summer, Virginia updated some of its websites and discarded pages that were no longer needed...at least no longer needed under the current Govern...

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A very good article from the Miami Herald on the challenges they are facing in Southeastern Florida from flooding made worse by sea level rise.  ...

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Another good story detailing the challenges we face here in Hampton Roads from flooding and sea level rise.  Jennifer Weeks writing for the Daily...

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Back in the winter of 2010, after a huge snowstorm in the East, the Virginia Republican Party ran ads against two Democratic incumbents saying their s...

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Wetlands Watch's study on "conservation landscaping" needs in Virginia was just approved by the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) - d...

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Final moves in North Carolina on Sea Level Rise....the amended bill was sent to the Governor, who let it become law.  The final version of HB 819...

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The Washington Post's Darryl Fears filed a story that ran today about Norfolk and its sea level rise/recurrent flooding problem.  Darryl offers m...

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Yep, you read that heading right - the Alabama state legislature WITHOUT A SINGLE VOTE AGAINST! has sent a bill to the governor to ban sustainable dev...

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[SINCE THIS WAS POSTED, THE NC SENATE PASSED THE BILL!  NO DEBATE.] We recently posted a story on North Carolina's moves to "outlaw" sea level...

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The Eastern Shore of Virginia is at high risk from sea level rise impacts, with so much low-lying areas along the Atlantic Coast and in communities li...

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I wrote a couple of weeks ago about moves in North Carolina to make it illegal to consider acceleration of sea level rise due to global warming. ...

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I'm the first to prod our state on its lack of attention to adaptation.  With good reason:  four years after we laid out an adaptation strat...

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The story on Connecticut's sea level rise adaptation bill reminded me that we have some of those pieces in place in Virginia as well  In the 2011...

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We've been following the debate in Connecticut about how to deal with the increased flooding they've been having - driven by the post-Irene damages.&n...

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North Carolina is among the leaders in coastal states for addressing future impacts of sea level rise.  But that pioneering work comes at a cost....

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Add Connecticut to the list of states struggling with sea level rise adaptation. When Tropical Storm Irene slammed into the coast, the impacts of inu...

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The region's problems with sea level rise, its efforts to deal with it, and Wetlands Watch's role are featured in a recent PBS segment of "Need to Kno...

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For over four years, Wetlands Watch has been working on sea level rise adaptation, with a special focus on local governments.  We decided at the ...

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Over a year ago, I wrote an article on our work to get sea level rise adaptation in place at the local government level in Virginia.  The Spring ...

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The adaptation saga in flood-prone eastern North Carolina goes on.  First, there was the fight over the NC Coastal Commission's 'advisory' that t...

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Lots of activity around the US these days planning for sea level rise.  Lots of urgency added by new studies.  If you're looking for a good ...

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Much of Wetlands Watch's work is motivated by a line from the 2005 movie "Robots"  = "See a need; fill a need."  that applies in spades to t...

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North Carolina has some more adaptation activity that needs exploring.  As you recall, NC has had a busy time of late with adaptation planning an...

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Another day, another study that shows we have a problem along our shoreline from sea level rise. This latest one from Climate Central was splashed in...

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We reported a while ago on pending legislation in the General Assembly related to wetlands.  The sea level rise study is updated elsewhere, so le...

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Wetlands Watch has been working in Southeastern Virginia to amplify efforts to get private property owners to practice better stewardship on their lan...

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The Sea Level Rise {Recurrent Coastal Flooding} adaptation study we mentioned before is moving ahead in the Virginia Legislature.  Delegate Stoll...

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The sea level rise adaptation planning push is gaining speed with new studies in Portland, Maine and Coastal Louisiana. The Portland Study was requ...

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Another in a continuing series of regional efforts to deal with sea level rise impacts - this time in San Diego Bay.  This effort has been underw...

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Recently I talked about my experience sitting through a meeting sponsored by the TEA Party at which climate denier, Fred Singer continued his rant aga...

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A while ago we reported that the US Army Corps of Engineers  (USACE) has a new engineering guidance that takes sea level rise into account in its...

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A great article in The Economist on the cost of natural disasters - with a lesson for those of us working on sea level rise adaptation.  The arti...

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I sat through a TEA party meeting on climate change at which long-time climate skeptic Fred Singer and others were talking about their views on global...

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The federal government issued its draft strategy on how to manage wildlife, fish, and plants to better cope with climate change.  The effort was ...

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The General Assembly is in full swing in Virginia and some wetlands bills have popped up. Delegate Robert Marshall has a bill in (HB67) that would ...

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South Florida has been in the news lately as a model of regional planning for climate change.  Of note is the work they are doing on adaptation t...

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I was privileged to be part of a group of folks who helped the National Wildlife Federation put together a valuable study, "Practical Guidance for Coa...

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A while ago, we reported on efforts to block a development in Northampton County, on Virginia's Northern Neck.  Wetlands Watch joined with local ...

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As we reported a while ago, the Tea Party in Virginia has started organizing against our work to get sea level rise adaptation plans in place.  N...

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A very troubling decision from the federal courts threatens to undo decades of policy to protect wetlands.  The DC Circuit Court of Appeals allow...

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Chincoteague, VA has a problem with sea level rise:  It is causing changes that the city does not like. Sea level rise is eating away at the b...

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Norfolk, Virginia, became the first city in the state to ask for help in putting together a plan for adapting to sea level rise.  In its legislat...

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The US Army Corps of Engineers  (USACE)has been considering climate change impacts on their work for some time. In 2009, the USACE issued an eng...

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As if it were not getting tough enough with opposition to sea level rise popping up in San Francisco and North Carolina, now the TEA Party has taken o...

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Seven years ago, Wetlands Watch embarked on a campaign to get waterfront homeowners to better manage their backyard wetlands.  This was the origi...

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Wetlands Watch was notified that it was awarded a grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment to begin work with the business sector on sea level ...

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A previous post noted opposition to sea level rise adaptation in North Carolina.  San Francisco Bay has been in an uproar over the same issue for...

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An interesting development "South of the Border" in North Carolina showed up in the Virginian Pilot. North Carolina has led sea level rise adap...

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Lots of folks talk about the need for shoreline strategies in the face of sea level rise.  Lots of folks talk about the need to engage the public...

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Wetlands Watch has joined with a citizen's group, Concerned Citizens for Preserving Bluff Point, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, in opposing a prop...

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NASA has a series of reviews underway to look at climate change impacts on its facilities.  At the end of September, it was the Langley Research ...

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Irene is coming and so is her storm surge.  To find out what is going on, click on the NOAA Extra-Tropical Storm Surge website.  Find the ti...

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The Virginian Pilot published an article today (Aug 22) detailing the sea level rise adaptation needs in Norfolk.  The article applies to every c...

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ODU held a sea level rise research forum today, August 10, with about 25 people to identify the region's research needs.  Corporate, local, state...

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Wetlands Watch Wants Your Photos
Wetlands Watch is updating its website and needs images of wetlands, wildlife, and people to make it sing.  We also are collecting evidence of th...

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