Flooding is a natural process that benefits the environment by offering erosion control, habitat protection, biological productivity, groundwater recharge, and more.1 However, high frequency and excessive flooding can damage local ecosystems, natural habitats, and communities.
Flooding in the United States (U.S.) has cost over $1 trillion in inflation adjusted dollars since 1980 and represents more than 63% of the cost associated with all billion dollar or more natural disasters.1 It is therefore critical to understand both the economic and safety implications of flood risk by having a complete and accurate flood risk data set.
First Street Foundation’s research is the first to quantify and communicate the accrued current cost for homeowners, in terms of real-estate dollars lost, due to recurrent tidal flooding and projected increases of flooding.
That day was my lesson in how amazing the unknown future can be. Even when things are difficult, or not as I planned, I find that small light flickering inside of me; that gratitude; the knowing of how much wonderful could be on the way.
A brief explanation of sea level rise solutions, timelines, and cities that are successfully implementing them. The important thing to remember about all of these solutions is that they take time to execute, so it’s imperative for cities and residents to remain proactive.
After the devastating 2017 hurricane season and the unexpected and rapid acceleration of Hurricane Michael, homeowners are growing increasingly concerned about the effect that worsening storm surge could have on their homes.
We are all familiar with the glimmer, glow, and romance of Paris—and my does it glow! But what about the non-traditional, or unusual things to see that aren’t the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame, or Versailles? So here is a list of just a few things to do, after you’ve checked off all of the iconic sights...
As I grew up, I grew out of crowns, tutus, and extravagant cakes, but never lost my love for celebrating my birthday. But as is the case in life, as we grow up we gain more responsibilities and with them more stress and less time.....
We all love to maximize downtime by turning it into productivity, like getting work done while on the road, but how many of us actively seek out downtime--that is, essentially, time doing nothing--and view it as a form of productivity?
Business trends have changed a lot since the days of Mad Men. However, what hasn't changed is the fact that people take business trips--a lot of business trips. Travel and entertainment (T&E) is one of the largest...