News - Resilient Communities and Economies

Sportfishing makes contributions to economies

The saltwater recreational fishing industry is one of the major marine industries served by research, education, and extension programming by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium under its focus area on Resilient Communities and Economies....

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By: Ben Posadas / Published: Sep 28, 2017

Worried about erosion? Conserve or plant some salt marsh

Salt marshes are a type of coastal wetland that are common throughout the globe. If you have driven over a bridge near the coast, you have probably seen lots of salt marsh. Among the many benefits that these ecosystems provide

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Sep 14, 2017

New partnerships fostering resiliency to wind, flood hazards

As this blog is posted, we watch the response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastating flooding in Texas and Hurricane Irma’s record-breaking winds hurtling towards the Southeast U.S. These events have broken many decent, calm years in the Gulf of...

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By: Hank Hodde / Published: Sep 08, 2017

Extension liaison selected for National Water Center

In an effort to meet the needs of water management decision-makers, The University of Alabama (UA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service and NOAA Sea Grant announce that Karen Bareford has been hired...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 24, 2017

Website focuses on flood risk outreach

A new website is available to help communities better understand how to create a Program for Public Information (PPI) and earn outreach points under the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System (CRS). Points earned through the CRS...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 02, 2017

Tools can help your business prepare for disasters

It goes without saying that small businesses play a vital role in the economies of our local communities. But the ability of our small businesses to bounce back after a storm, fire or flood can make or break a community as a whole. It is as...

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By: Jody Thompson / Published: Jul 28, 2017