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Anthropocene Alliance, Higher Ground and our members are receiving lots of media coverage!

Three years after Hurricane Matthew devastated Virginia Beach, how has the city changed? The Virginian-Pilot. October 8th, 2019 (quotes Virginia Wasserberg, Stop the Flooding Now!)

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Fill, Build and Flood: Dangerous Development in Flood-Prone Areas. US News and World report. October 8th, 2019 (quotes several Higher Ground members.)

Charleston city councilman wants to stop fill-and-build development. Live 5 News, October 7th, 2019 (quotes Phil Dustan, Lowcountry Flooded States of America).

Gulfport organization takes students out of the class and into nature. WLOX. October 5th, 2019 (quotes Ruth Story, EEECHO).

Outside the Spotlight, Communities around the Nation Seek to Rebound from Climate-Related Disasters. The Climate Mobilization. October 4th, 2019 (features multiple Higher Ground members.)

Storms, Flooding Hit Poorest Communities Hardest. Better Government Association. September 27, 2019 (quotes Helen Lekavich, Floodlothian Midlothian).

Surging Waters: Science Empowering Communities in the Face of Flooding. AGU. September 24, 2019 (features multiple Higher Ground members.)

Hampton Roads “has fallen victim” to rising seas, says another national flooding report. The Virginian Pilot. September 24. 2019 (quotes Virginia Wasserberg, Stop the Flooding Now!).

Builders Profit, Owners Worry Amid Disaster-Area Development. New York Times. September 23 2019 (quotes Phil Dustan, Lowcountry Flooded States of America).

The bear got us:’ Could proposed flood zones have saved homes from Florence?. WMBF News in S. Carolina. September 23, 2019 (quotes Connie Parrish, Rosewood Strong).

Charleston’s Chronic Flooding: How the City Plans to Survive as Sea Levels Rise. Matter of Fact, by Soledad O’Brien. September 21, 2019 (features Phil Dustan and Ana Zimmerman, Lowcountry Flooded States of America).

What 500,000 Americans hit by floods can teach us about fighting climate change. The Guardian. August 30, 2019 (features multiple Higher Ground members.)

Alliance of Flood Survivors Launch Nationwide Campaign of Community Action Called “United Flooded States of America”. The Insider, An exclusive publication for ASFPM members. July 2019.

Flood survivors join forces to change policy, fight climate change. Citizens’ Climate Lobby News. July 18, 2019.

Women Are Fighting Flooding Crisis in the US. Human Rights Watch, July 1, 2019. Article by Skye Wheeler of the Women’s Rights Division.

Stop building on floodplains, say flood-hit U.S. families. Yahoo News, June 24, 2019. By Sebastien Malo, Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Commentary: Stop building in floodplains. Chicago Tribune, June 17, 2019. Commentary by Aa Executive Director, Harriet Festing.

Stop Building in Floodplains. The Progressive, June 18, 2019. An Op-Ed by Aa Executive Director, Harriet Festing.

Flooding in the Chicago area has been so bad in the past decade that only places ravaged by hurricanes sustain more damage. Chicago Tribune, May 10, 2019. The article highlights the story of Higher Ground member, Lori Burns.

Flood survivors are identifying the root causes of repeated flooding. Ensia, April 23, 2019. The article highlights several of the community leaders involved with our initiative, Higher Ground.

Once derided, ways of adapting to climate change are gaining steam. National Geographic, January 9, 2019. Our initiative, Higher Ground (formerly Flood Forum USA), is described as a “Match.com for flooded towns and scientists.”

The Year That Was and Wasn’t. The Morning News, December 18, 2018. Writer, Elizabeth Rush, describes “broad climate coalitions are coming to the fore from Higher Ground (formerly Flood Forum USA) to the Sunrise Movement and the push for a Green New Deal.”

Climate Change Could Cause More Sewage Backups. Yale Climate Connections, November 20, 2018. The article features Lori Burns, flood survivor advocate and Aa Board of Director.