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Current Event October 7, 2014

Preparing for a Future of Flooding: Build Parks

Nearly two years ago Hurricane Sandy devastated communities on the New Jersey coast, leaving governments, scientists, architects, and citizens looking for innovative solutions to protect against natural disasters. This public radio story looks at the design and thinking behind the New Meadowlands Project in New Jersey. From the appeal of a new Central Park, to the protection wetlands provide neighboring communities from flooding, this story will get your students thinking about the benefits and challenges of implementing big environmental protection projects.

Civics/Government Climate Change Engineering Earth and Space Science Weather and Climate

Story Length: 5:46

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AIR DATE: 09/26/2014

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