1. What can we learn from a past disaster? In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, former mayor Deb Whitcraft argues that local leaders underestimate the vulnerability of barrier islands.

    Français: Que pouvons-nous apprendre des catastrophes du passé? Dans la foulée de l'ouragan Sandy, l'ancien maire Deb Whitcraft soutient que les dirigeants locaux sous-estiment la vulnérabilité des îles-barrières.

    Spanish: ¿Qué podemos aprender de un desastre? Luego del huracán Sandy, la antigua alcaldesa Deb Whitcraft, discute cómo los líderes locales subestiman la vulnerabilidad de las islas barreras.

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  2. What are the environmental impacts of infrastructure and housing projects in wetland areas?
    Tania Arosemena, an environmental lawyer, is working to ensure that development projects in Panama are complying with environmental regulations.

    Français: Quels sont les impacts environnementaux des projets d'infrastructure et de logement dans les zones humides? Arosemena, juriste spécialiste des questions de l'environnement, s’emploie à assurer que les projets de développement du Panama respectent les réglementations environnementales.

    Spanish: ¿Cuáles son los impactos ambientales de los proyectos de infraestructura y vivienda en areas de tierras húmedas? Tania Arosemena, una abogada ambiental, está trabajando para asegurar que el desarrollo de proyectos en Panamá cumpla con las regulaciones ambientales.

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  3. What are the consequences of excessive building along the Florida coast? A landscape artist collaborates with engineers to design development projects that regenerate rather than destroy coastal ecologies.

    Français: Quelles sont les conséquences d'une construction excessive le long de la côte de la Floride? Un paysagiste collabore avec des ingénieurs pour concevoir des projets de développement qui régénèrent plutôt que de détruire les écologies côtières.

    Spanish: ¿Cuáles son las consecuencias de la construcción en exceso a lo largo de la costa de Florida? Un paisajista colabora con ingenieros para diseñar proyectos de desarrollo que regeneran en vez de destruir ecosistemas de la costa

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  4. Are coastal engineering projects the solution to rising seas? Surfer and activist John Weber helps communities to understand the limits of beach replenishment along the Jersey Shore.

    Français: Les travaux maritimes sont-ils une solution à la montée du niveau de la mer? Surfer et activiste, John Weber aide les communautés à comprendre à quel point la reconstitution des plages tout au long de la côte du New Jersey n’offre qu’une solution limitée.

    Spanish: ¿Es que los proyectos de ingeniera costera son la solución al aumento del nivel del mar? El surfista y activista John Weber, ayuda a las comunidades a entender los límites del relleno de las playas a lo largo de la costa de Jersey

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  5. How can we rethink the fragmented management of our urban shorelines?
    Deborah Carlson, an environmental lawyer, describes the urgent need for coordinated governance of the Vancouver shoreline.

    Français: Comment pouvons-nous repenser la gestion fragmentée de nos rives urbaines?
    Deborah Carlson, juriste spécialiste en questions d’environnement, décrit le besoin urgent d'une gouvernance coordonnée du littoral de Vancouver.

    Spanish: ¿Cómo podemos reconsiderar el manejo fragmentado de nuestras costas urbanas? Deborah Carlson, una abogada ambiental, describe la necesidad urgente de una gobernanza coordinada para la costa de Vancouver.

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A Manufactured Coast (23-minutes) - Una Costa Manufacturada

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We have built up our coasts with sea walls, ports, and exclusive hotels and resorts. Yet the subsequent destruction of shoreline habitats has only made us more vulnerable to storms and rising sea levels. Without the protection of dunes, mangroves, coral…


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We have built up our coasts with sea walls, ports, and exclusive hotels and resorts. Yet the subsequent destruction of shoreline habitats has only made us more vulnerable to storms and rising sea levels. Without the protection of dunes, mangroves, coral reefs or marshlands, homes and businesses are increasingly at risk. Can we balance economic development with conservation and save the ecosystems that protect us?

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