News - Resilient Communities and Economies

Climate Outreach Community of Practice to meet in April

Please join us for an exciting agenda, awards reception, and partnership-building opportunity at this year's Climate Outreach Community of Practice meeting. We are pleased the City of Orange Beach has graciously offered to host the 5th...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jan 08, 2014

Sempier takes on role with Gulf Alliance

(OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.) – The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has hired Tracie Sempier to serve as its regional program manager. The position is a shared position between the Alliance and the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium’s (MASGC) Coastal...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 16, 2013

See what FORTIFIED building is all about

Habitat for Humanity Southwest Alabama will be hosting an open house in Mobile, Alabama, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, to showcase construction features that make a home stronger against storms. The house, located at 575 E. Felhorn Road in...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 16, 2013

Corpus Christi selected as award winner for climate planning

Photo caption: Heather Wade, left, a coastal planning specialist with the Texas Sea Grant College Program and member of the Gulf of Mexico Climate Outreach Community of Practice, presents Danielle Converse, Environmental Services Superintendent with...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 06, 2013

Study assesses values of headwater wetlands

Storm drains, such as this one in Bay Minette, Ala., keep the church parking lot dry but send water much too quickly into the wetland, overwhelming its natural filtration process.

Anderson checks the level, speed and volume of the water running into the Bay Minette site. The cloudy, fast-moving water and high, dry banks are both signs that the wetland’s filtering system may be compromised.A healthy headwater wetland acts like a sponge, taking in water from surrounding land and holding it while it filters out nutrients and other impurities before eventually releasing cleaner water downstream. 

In a Mississippi-Alabama Sea...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 05, 2013