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Natural Defense Instead of Military Defense
More than six years after Hurricane Katrina plowed into New Orleans and the Mississippi River delta, a plan has finally emerged to protect the area from future storms. It relies heavily on the restoration of wetlands to cut down high surges of ocean water like those that flooded the city in 2005—somewhat of a surprise, considering past efforts focused on levees and seawalls.
One of the recommendations of my thesis was to restore wetlands and rebuild barrier islands, and I’m going to a reception on wetlands restoration tonight. So excited!