This Past Week In WaterTank News
New York MTA Continues To Rebuild Four Years After Sandy ♦ Post Sandy Replenishment Could Reach $2.7 Billion ♦ Coastal Erosion An Immediate Concern ♦ Sandy-Devastated Neighborhood Returns To Nature ♦ Coastal Wetlands Save Hundreds Of Millions In Flood Damages ♦ An Open Letter To Candidates About Coastal Infrastructure ♦ Navy Secretary: 'Norfolk Is At Risk' ♦ How New York Businesses Are Preparing For The Next Sandy
AM New York - Superstorm Sandy pummeled the 2,135 miles of MTA subway and rail tracks in the New York region on Oct. 29, 2012.
WorkBoat - The federal government poured 26 million cubic yards of sand and $420 million onto beaches from Rhode Island to Virginia after hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Coastal Erosion Requires Immediate Attention - October 26
Environmental Protection - Claiming that time has run out for repairing our eroding coast and that we are ready and must start, Louisiana's Governor John Bel Edwards challenged coastal leadersto restore 20,000 acres of wetlands by 2020.
A Sandy-Devestated Neighborhood Returns To Nature - October 26
WNYC - Take a walk down Kissam Avenue on the southern shore of Staten Island and it almost feels like walking through a wildlife refuge.
Coastal Wetlands Save Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars In Flood Damages During Hurricanes - October 25
University Of California Santa Cruz - As communities across the Southeast United States and the Caribbean count the cost of flood and wind damage during Hurricane Matthew, a pioneering study led by scientists at UC Santa Cruz, Coastal Wetlands and Flood Damage Reduction, has quantified how much protection natural coastal habitats provide during hurricanes.
Coastal News Today - Extreme weather events, exacerbated by climate change, have been piling up at unprecedented rates. From record-setting snowstorms to out-of-control wildfires to deadly flooding, catastrophic weather over the past two years has devastated communities across the country.
CNSNews - "Norfolk is at risk over the next few decades if we don't do something to slow down sea level rise," Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told a gathering in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
FastCoExist - When Mike Dimarino purchased a building near Brooklyn's Red Hook waterfront to open a small manufacturing business more than a decade ago, he considered the risk of flooding.