Coastal News Headlines
NC Policy Watch: Heads in the sand over the Bonner Bridge
“Lots of people have concerns about the long bridge going out into the sound. What they don’t understand is that under the state’s latest plan, we will be building a long bridge. It’s just going to wind up out into the ocean as erosion continues.”
Pensacola News Journal Online: Environment Watch: Rising seas threaten coastal lifestyle
“The greater the density of the development and the higher the value of the property, the greater the pressure is going to be to hold that shoreline in place,” Young said.
Emergency Management: Is it Time to Develop a New Blueprint for Rebuilding?
“There’s no doubt we can do a better job of storm engineering building,” Young said, “but that doesn’t stop the shorelines from eroding.”
Yale 360: A Year After Sandy, The Wrong Policy on Rebuilding the Coast
Op Ed by PSDS Director Rob Young: "Raising buildings is only a solution if you commit to holding the beaches in place forever."
USA Today: Sandy, a year later, mistakes still made
Column about Sandy by PSDS Director Rob Young
Daily Record: The Mantoloking wall: A $40 million curtain
“Once you start building structures like that, you’re committed to beach replenishment,” relentlessly pushing more sand in front of the wall, said Robert S. Young, director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University.
PSDS wrote a scientific brief for NYDEC at the request of the Commissioner urging that the inlet be left open. New Yorkers are now reaping the benefits: The Kindest Cut of All , Inlet Carved Across Fire Island by Sandy Flushes New Life Into Great South Bay
Check out PSDS Director Rob Young on The Weather Channel during Hurricane Week:
1) When Sandy Is the Norm: Are We Prepared for Hurricanes of the Future?
2) Protection Against a Rising Tide
3) Beach VS Road in Outer Banks
Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth the Cost?
Director Rob Young on NPR's Weekend Edition
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