From https://www.fastcompany.com/90716670/this-16-acre-atlanta-park-was-built-to-flood Set in a low-lying area that’s home to a primarily Black community, the park can absorb 10 million gallons of stormwater.   BY NATE BERG 3 MINUTE READ In the Vine City neighborhood outside of downtown Atlanta, a few city blocks faced a persistent threat. Filled with the modest homes of the neighborhood’s primarily Black […]

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From Reuters Flooding cost the global economy more than $82 billion last year, accounting for nearly a third of all losses from natural catastrophes, reinsurance agency Swiss Re Institute reported Wednesday.  In some parts of Europe, such losses could climb. A new study in the journal Nature found that stormy seas around Scotland and northern […]

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Artist’s impression of Oxford Flood Scheme, viewed from Devil’s Backbone The Environment Agency has submitted the planning application to build the Oxford flood alleviation scheme. This is a significant step towards reducing flood risk to homes, businesses and transport links in Oxford. A major project led by the Environment Agency in partnership with 9 other […]

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Nearly 13,000 homes and businesses will be better protected thanks to the construction of a new tidal barrier in Somerset, which the Environment Secretary has authorised. George Eustice has granted permission for construction of the £100m Bridgwater tidal barrier with a Transport and Works Act better protecting 11,300 homes and 1,500 businesses in the town […]

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