Mitigation Work to Begin this Summer

Posted by Keith Heumiller, The Independent on May 21, 2014

A fter nearly two decades of delays and a 2012 superstorm that damaged more than 750 local homes, new flood-mitigation projects are coming to Port Monmouth in Middletown.

The Bayshore Family Success Center, a branch of The Community YMCA, is hosting a Sandy Survivor Resource Fair on Tuesday, June 17, to help families still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. More than...

Climate Change Comes at a High Cost for NJ, Nation: Opinion

Posted by Jeanne Fox, The Star-Ledger Guest Columnist on May 10, 2014

This week, the National Climate Assessment confirmed what many New Jerseyans already knew: New Jersey is at serious risk from climate disruption. This series of scientific reports began under the...

Superstorm Sandy victims on a waiting list for a major housing program will get grants if they qualify, New Jersey’s House delegation said they were promised Thursday by a top Obama administration...

Should N.J. Demand Better Public Access for Beaches Repaired with Sandy Funds?

Posted by Tracey Samuelson, Newsworks on May 09, 2014

The state of New Jersey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are in the process of building protective dunes along the Shore and widening many of its beaches, hoping to protect the coastline more...

U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods

Posted by Justin Gillis, NY Times on May 09, 2014

The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in...

According to a new study, New York City’s seawall could be overrun by storm surges every four to five years. And today’s storms are not your grandfather’s storms: Thanks to climate change, they will...

HUD’S DONOVAN AND NEW DISASTER THINKING

Posted by Alex Ulam, Landscape Architecture Magazine on May 08, 2014

At the Cities for Tomorrow conference hosted by the New York Times on April 22, I sat down with U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan to get his perspective on the Rebuild...

NJ Flood Zone Building Rules Conflict with FEMA

Posted by Scott Gurian, NJ Public Radio on May 08, 2014

The pace of construction is picking up at the Jersey Shore as more homeowners receive funding to repair or rebuild their Sandy-damaged homes. But federal officials and flood insurance experts are...

NJ Officials Begin Planning for Climate Change Effects

Posted by Christie Duffy, NJTV News on May 08, 2014

More rainy days, like the one we’re having today, are expected in our long-term future. According to the climate change report and that could mean more flooding.

Rebuilding Sandy Survivors May Violate Federal Flood Insurance Rules

Posted by Scott Gurian, NJ Spotlight on May 08, 2014

As more residents of the Jersey Shore receive funding to repair or rebuild their Sandy-damaged homes, the pace of construction is picking up in advance of the summer vacation season. But federal...

Lloyd's Calls on Insurers to Take into Account Climate-change Risk

Posted by Julia Kollewe, The Guardian on May 07, 2014

Lloyd's of London, the world's oldest and biggest insurance market, has for the first time called on insurers to incorporate climate change into their models.

Recovery & Long-Term Planning In The Media

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