Environment, Home, Water

Texas Flooding – Rainfall Could Exceed 50 Inches…

 

The National Weather Service said Sunday the flooding in the Houston Texas area was “unprecedented” and its impacts are “unknown & beyond anything experienced.” Houston officials now looking for anyone with a boat to help search and rescue efforts. Additionally, Galveston Texas officials are looking for anyone with flat bottom boats to rescue people.

via Texas Flooding Breaks all Records – Rainfall Totals Could Exceed 50 Inches… — The Last Refuge

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Environment, Water

ASLA Disapproves Elimination of Flood Risk Management Standard

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has strongly responded to President Trump’s executive order on the streamlining of environmental approval for major infrastructure projects.

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Executive VP and CEO of ASLA Nancy Somerville, Hon. stated “ASLA is deeply concerned with the executive order’s roll back of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS). This order ignores both existing risks of flooding and future impacts of climate change, thereby increasing the risk of loss of property and lives.”

Environment, Water

Kiwi Energy, City Parks Foundation Partner to Educate New Yorkers about the Coastal Ecosystem

Kiwi Energy, an electricity and gas supplier for NY State, is collaborating with The City Parks Foundation, a non-profit that organizes programs in parks in NY city, on its Coastal Classroom program.

coastal ecosystemThe Coastal Classroom program educates New Yorkers about waterways, species living in waterways, and our role regarding these ecosystems. Students also “get their feet wet” in some of the city’s coastal hot spots.

According to Richard Booth, President retail at Kiwi Energy, “City Parks Education’s Coastal Classroom is a unique opportunity for students and provides a foundation for environmental education and awareness. Kiwi Energy is proud to support this initiative.”