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Refreshing Santa Clara County Rivers

Author Callie Rhoades By Callie Rhoades
Santa Clara's National River Cleanup Day brought together 596 volunteers and resulted in over 25,000 pounds of trash collected. “It was one of the first times since the start of...

Chasing the Fireline

Author Alastair Bland By Alastair Bland
In California, climate change has has left a collection of wildfire hazard zone maps, published 15 years ago, out of date.

National Toolkit Offers Steps & Metrics

Author Amber Manfree By Amber Manfree
The Resilience Metrics website is like a food-for-thought buffet for project planners. This toolkit offers a set of questions designed to get a project on track and to help participants...

Pricing Climate Risk

Author John Hart By John Hart
To get the basics of pricing the risks of climate change, you could do worse than to talk to Dag Lohmann. He knows just how much creeping climate change is...

Retreat By Any Other Name

Author Sierra Garcia By Sierra Garcia
“Retreat can conjure failure, and nobody wants to be managed,” explained the study’s lead author Amanda Stolz at the California Social Coast Forum this March. Part of the problem is...

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Coast Leaders Talk Graceful Withdrawal

Author KDT Staff By KDT Staff
In two brief audio interviews, KneeDeep Times asks the Coastal Conservancy's Amy Hutzel and the Coastal Commission's Mary Matella for their perspective on planned withdrawal from sea level rise and...

New Jersey Shells Out for Retreat

Author Lilah Burke By Lilah Burke
New Jersey's Blue Acres program buys homes in flood-prone areas and converts them to open space. This not only moves frontline residents out of danger, but also protects neighbors.

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Refreshing Santa Clara County Rivers

Santa Clara’s National River Cleanup Day brought together 596 volunteers and resulted in over 25,000 pounds of trash collected. “It was one of the first times since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when we could actually organize group cleanups,” says Valley Water’s Nick Ingram

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Pricing Climate Risk

To get the basics of pricing the risks of climate change, you could do worse than to talk to Dag Lohmann. He knows just how much creeping climate change is changing insurance arithmetic.

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Retreat By Any Other Name

“Retreat can conjure failure, and nobody wants to be managed,” explained the study’s lead author Amanda Stolz at the California Social Coast Forum this March. Part of the problem is the term itself. One Pacifica resident quoted in the study commented, “Managed retreat’ is a code word for give up — on our homes and the town itself.”

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Coast Leaders Talk Graceful Withdrawal

In two brief audio interviews, KneeDeep Times asks the Coastal Conservancy’s Amy Hutzel and the Coastal Commission’s Mary Matella for their perspective on planned withdrawal from sea level rise and the crumbling coast.

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A Day On The Bayview’s Shifting Shore

I set out for Heron’s Head Park on an early March morning. To my surprise, I had never heard of, nor visited, this site on the southeastern bayshore in my 20-plus years growing up and living as a visual artist in San Francisco.

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Just 15 years after their release, California's #wildfire hazard zone maps are badly out of date, thanks in part to climate change.

@allybland covers the far-reaching power of updating the maps in our latest quick-read article, "Chasing the Fireline."

https://www.kneedeeptimes.org/chasing-the-fireline

Letter of recommendation: Make friends with your neighbors. Thrilled to write about density, half-eaten tres leches cake and how obsessed I am with my local #buynothing group for @KneeDeepTimes.

https://www.kneedeeptimes.org/seeking-friends-for-the-end-of-the-world/

The ruling comes almost a year after the Bay Area Air Quality Management District passed the most stringent regulations in the nation to limit particulate matter, which contributes to asthma and other health effects on residents living near refineries.

https://www.kneedeeptimes.org/cleaner-air-fewer-health-hazards-from-bay-area-refineries/

In a statement, @AirDistrict's Sharon Landers told KneeDeep, "Today’s West Virginia vs. EPA Supreme Court decision, which limits the EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions, comes at a time when climate change impacts are increasingly felt and obvious to all." (thread 👇)

In "Seeking Friends for the End of the World," first-time KneeDeep contributor Maylin Tu details her quest to make friends with her neighbors — and become more resilient to climate catastrophes along the way.

https://www.kneedeeptimes.org/seeking-friends-for-the-end-of-the-world/

#friendship #ClimateResilience #climate

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May 2022 Up in Humboldt County last year, a group called Cooperation Humboldt ran a mini-garden project targeting food insecurity during the pandemic. The group installed gardens in people's yards (especially those who were of lower socio-economic backgrounds). The project aimed to promote food sovereignty, empowering people to grow their own food and setting it up for them. Photo: Katie Rodriguez.

May 2022

Up in Humboldt County last year, a group called Cooperation Humboldt ran a mini-garden project targeting food insecurity during the pandemic. The group installed gardens in people's yards (especially those who were of lower socio-economic backgrounds). The project aimed to promote food sovereignty, empowering people to grow their own food and setting it up for them. Photo: Katie Rodriguez.