News - Resilient Communities and Economies

Finding Gulf TREE through the forest of tools

What is Gulf TREE? There are many tools and models that can be used to understand and plan for climate change in both the built and natural environment. However, the large number of tools and their varied purposes can generate frustration and...

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Jun 02, 2017

High-school students tackle resilience scenarios

Coastal erosion, restocking/restaffing businesses, protecting critical infrastructure, and housing important city records were just a few of the challenges local high-school students were posed with during the Student Stewardship Summit held at The...

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: May 26, 2017

Ocean Springs recognized for climate resilience efforts

(COVINGTON, La.) – Members of the Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice honored the City of Ocean Springs (Mississippi) on Wednesday for its exemplary work in the field of climate adaptation planning and environmental...

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By: Stephen Deal / Published: May 19, 2017

Why you should slow down in no-wake zones

Waterfront property owners directly benefit from the establishment of no-wake zones in their area from decreased wave energy hitting their shoreline. The consistent hammering of boat wakes will lead to erosion through wearing away at a bulkhead or...

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: May 04, 2017