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Portsmouth residents learn about sea-level rise in the city's South End neighborhood. Champions in the making?

Report offers perspectives on climate adaptation from coastal community “champions”

By Rebecca Zeiber, N.H. Sea Grant Science Writer Leaders who are helping their coastal communities adapt to sea level rise, increases in heavy precipitation and flooding need additional technical, human and financial assistance to do so, according to a new report, Sustaining Champions of Climate Adaptation in Coastal Communities: A Northern New England Study. UNH […]

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100 Seacoast residents attended the Shoreline Management Conference, sponsored by NHCAW, in December 2014. Champions in the making?

Managing the N.H. Shoreline

By Rebecca Zeiber, N.H. Sea Grant Science Writer Sea walls, sand dunes, beach nourishment, living shorelines, coastal retreat — the list of methods communities can employ to deal with sea level rise and storm surge is growing by the year. There are no easy solutions, but the success of any strategy or combination of strategies […]

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Opportunity for NH Communities: Coastal Resilience Technical Assistance Funding

Each year, coastal communities in New Hampshire experience coastal storm damages to property, infrastructure, and natural resources, along with associated economic disruptions. These impacts are projected to worsen and broaden with the effects of climate change. To help communities address these challenges, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program is requesting letters of intent […]

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The new Smuttynose Brewing Company headquarters in Hampton, NH required an AoT permit. This rain garden is one of the best management strategies the company is using to capture stormwater runoff from the new building.

Updated Rainfall Info Helps Make N.H. Development More Climate-Smart

By Kirsten Howard “After the storms of 2006 through 2008, there was talk in the industry that the storms are changing,” said Ridge Mauck, who works for the Alteration of Terrain Bureau at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). ‘The industry’ is construction, engineering and development companies that work in New Hampshire. And […]

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Newfields residents developed an action plan to prepare for impacts of extreme weather on people, infrastructure, and natural resources.

Opportunity for No-Cost Assistance with Planning for Coastal Flood Hazards and Climate Change Impacts

Coastal zone communities are invited to apply for free assistance with planning for coastal flood hazards and climate change impacts. Two communities will be selected for this project using this application.  Applications are due by February 14, 2014. With assistance from the project team, participating communities will: Develop a local action plan to adjust to our changing […]

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New city-specific sea level and storm surge website launched by Portsmouth!

This week the City of Portsmouth’s Coastal Resilience Initiative launched the Protect, Prepare Portsmouth website. This website gives residents and businesses info on the driving forces behind the coastal resilience initiative project and quick links to the city’s full report, sea level rise and storm surge maps, and how to get involved. Check it out at: […]

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Did you know about this resource on changes in N.H.’s climate?

Earth’s climate has varied throughout time and it will continue to change. However, according to a 2011 research report from the University of New Hampshire, the rate of change has increased over the last four decades, with New England getting warmer and wetter. A two page overview highlighting the report’s main findings is now available: New Hampshire’s […]

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