EEECHO

Training our younger residents to fight flooding

Gulfport, MS: Dr. Chris J. Anderson from Auburn University is giving a lecture and field trip today on the role of wetlands in managing flooding. In attendance are students from Gulfport High. The lecture will go towards the final grade of these excited students. The lecture series is coordinated by Higher Ground member, EEECHO, thanks to our partnership with the Thriving Earth Exchange of the American Geophysical Union.

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Students and Residents get Trained by Scientists

Gulfport, MS. Scientists are helping residents and students in flood prone areas get trained on climate change, flooding and wetlands science, thanks to our partnership with the Thriving Earth Exchange of the American Geophysical Union. The scientists - Renee Collini, Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium; Chris Anderson, Auburn University; and Gianna Cothren, University of New Orleans - are working with Higher Ground member, EEECHO to help find solutions to flooding in the areas.

When Flood Survivors, an Attorney and Scientists Join Forces

Gulfport, MS: Residents in the communities of Forrest Heights and Turkey Creek, Gulfport, MS, are fighting a development on wetlands that risks worsening their existing flooding. Thanks to the leadership of the grassroots group, EEECHO, they have requested an evidentiary hearing to challenge the development. Anthropocene Alliance helped secure the pro bono scientific experts and an attorney to lead the work.