Storm Buffer

It’s Not Too Late to Save Coral Reefs

19th March 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Nature Conservancy.  “This year-2018-has been declared the “International Year of the Reef” by the International Coral Reef Initiative, but given recent headlines, you might be forgiven for asking if this was in fact the last year for coral reefs. Coral reefs are “under siege” (USA Today), “ravaged by… [more]

New York State Unveils Guidance For Living Shorelines in Wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Maria

15th March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Ensia.  “…Some 14 percent — or 14,000 miles (23,000 kilometers) — of U.S. tidal shoreline is currently behind some form of shoreline armoring, put in place by both local and federal governments and private landowners. This number is projected to grow as sea levels rise and more severe storms give shoreline property… [more]

Scientists Say Damage to Florida’s Coral Reef has Made the State More Vulnerable to Storm Surges – Washington Post

13th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Washington Post.  “As we begin to piece together the damage from Hurricane Irma in Florida, scientists are pointing to an environmental factor that may have made the storm’s impact worse: the ongoing loss of coral on the state’s increasingly threatened barrier reef. At 360 miles long, the Florida Reef Tract… [more]