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State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act – Omnibus Water Infrastructure Legislation
Posted on 20 May 2013 by State Net

SNCJ SPOTLIGHT - STATES CAN ONLY WATCH AS CONGRESS TACKLES MAJOR ISSUES THAT IMPACT THEM Last Wednesday, the Senate endorsed SB 601, the Water Resources Development Act, the first omnibus water infrastructure legislation since 2007. The $12.5 billion... Read More

In Sandy’s Wake, BIG U Promises Lower Manhattan Upped Coastal Protection
Posted on 11 Nov 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

In 2013, President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force devised the Rebuild by Design Competition . Applicants were to design a “fundable and implementable” infrastructure project to mitigate the dangers of rising sea levels... Read More

Air pollution may be causing mega-cyclones striking India & the Middle East
Posted on 11 Nov 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

It is well known that warm sea-surface temperatures can boost the intensity of hurricanes (known in the Indian Ocean as cyclones). For many decades water in the Arabian Sea has been warm, which should enhance the strength of cyclones. However, regional... Read More

New Jersey Receives Largest Public Assistance/Mitigation Grant Ever Issued by FEMA For Post-Sandy Infrastructure Hardening
Posted on 25 Aug 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

$260 Million Grant Will Fund Flood Mitigation and Energy Resilience Projects at State's Largest Wastewater Treatment Facility The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $260 million Public Assistance grant to the Passaic Valley... Read More

Air pollution may be causing mega-cyclones striking India & the Middle East
Posted on 11 Nov 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

It is well known that warm sea-surface temperatures can boost the intensity of hurricanes (known in the Indian Ocean as cyclones). For many decades water in the Arabian Sea has been warm, which should enhance the strength of cyclones. However, regional... Read More