Reinforcing bridges- we’re a region of bridges (and they’re vulnerable)

Faced with the possibility of devastating groundwater pollution following the Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown, the Japa- nese government formed a plan to create an immense ice wall below the earth’s surface. Not quite a true wall of ice, the wall is actually a network of pipes containing coolant at temperatures…

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Beach replenishment- climate infrastructure can do more than protect

  Artificially enhanced beaches are a very real and viable alter- native to disappearing coastlines. Man-made beaches involve extending the existing beach or creating a new coastline. Mate- rials matching the local character (e.g. appropriate consistency of sand and native tree species) are used to give the appearance of a…

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Mangrove replenishment- our first line of defense is a natural one

As a Native Florida species, mangroves have immense potential in mitigating sea level rise and minimizing the effects of storm surge. While many coastal communities are looking towards sea walls and other methods of constructed protection, mangroves provide a natural barrier to swells and rising waters. Mangroves typically have roots…

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