National Straws Stir Peninsula Flooding Solutions

Why a DC ‘eco-conservative’ is pushing for a flood barrier to guard downtown Charleston By Abigail Darlington adarlington@postandcourier.com Oct 19, 2018 Updated 28 min ago Two people on bikes make their way through the flooded intersection of Lockwood Drive and Broad...

Can Dutch Intervention Keep Charleston Dry?

The Dutch Can’t Save Us From Rising Seas Dutch engineers are renowned for their ability to keep cities dry. But their approach doesn’t necessarily translate to an American context. 9:26 AM ET Billy Fleming Research Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania School of...

Florence Gives Charleston a Pass

Opinion Previous Somebody up there must like us BY R.L. SCHREADLEY This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence on the eastern coast of the United States early Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. NOAA via AP “This storm will blow over,” Charles said, slapping...

Impervious Pavement: Water Doesn’t Stop Here

Paving Paradise: The Peril of Impervious Surfaces Environmental Health Perspectives National Institute of Environmental Health Science Lance Frazer Paved surfaces are quite possibly the most ubiquitous structures created by humans. In the United States alone,...

Houston Voters OK $2.5 Billion Bond Issue to Mitigate Flooding

A year to the day after Hurricane Harvey dumped 27 trillion gallons of water on southeast Texas, swamped 204,000 Harris County homes and apartments and killed more than 50 residents in the region, voters overwhelmingly approved a $2.5 billion flood infrastructure bond...

Water Levels Erase Rise in Projected Value of Homes

Flooding Risk Knocks $7 Billion Off Home Values, Study Finds Property owners in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are experiencing a loss of real-estate value since 2005 Vehicles navigated a flooded street in Ocean City, N.J. in 2015. Photo: tom mihalek/Reuters 43...