News - Resilient Communities and Economies

Embracing the dynamics of shorelines

Coastal areas are dynamic in nature, which means they are constantly changing. A fitting example of the dynamics of coastlines can be found by looking at historical, but relatively recent, aerial photos...

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Apr 04, 2018

National extension program focuses on water challenges

In the United States and around the world, water security is at risk. Too much water, too little water, or water of poor quality endangers life, property, economies, and ecosystems. These threats to water security arise from several factors,...

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By: Karen Bareford / Published: Mar 15, 2018

Mississippi Oyster Gardening Program expands

Oyster gardening has been taking place seasonally in Alabama for almost 20 years, but 2017 was the first year for oyster gardening in Mississippi. Through the program, volunteers are supplied with all of the materials to grow

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By: Emma Cochran / Published: Feb 22, 2018

Communities can overcome coastal flooding impacts

Coastal flooding is now one of the most prevalent hazards impacting communities and economies. Last year’s hurricane season shows us that we still have a long way to go to prepare for and recover from floods and other natural disasters.

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By: Hank Hodde / Published: Feb 20, 2018

Social Coast: The other science

Often it is easy to take the stakeholder engagement activities that Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant and other Sea Grant Programs are so good at for granted. It is as though these programs with the knowledge, networks and communication skills just...

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Feb 08, 2018