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The New Normal: A Post-Sandy Point of View
by Tricia Jedele

What do the 2010 March Floods, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Sandy all have in common? These three 100-year events (meaning there is a 1% chance of this type of storm happening once a year) have all occurred within the past two and half years. Failing to change how we view significant storm events (e.g.,…

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Save the Beach or Save Your House: Which Would You Choose?
by Tricia Jedele

Last night, in the Town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, the State’s coastal management agency met to hear the Town’s plea to reclassify Matunuck Beach –a natural headland bluff and coastal beach – as a manmade beach. This reclassification, the Town argued, would allow the business and home owners in the village of Matunuck to…