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When Hurricane Sandy slammed into the coast of New Jersey almost two years ago, the seaside community of Mantoloking had widespread flooding and destruction. In contrast, the adjacent town of Bay Head had flooding and damage, but little destruction, as documented by a study immediately after the hurricane. Protection for Bay Head came from what was effectively “green infrastructure,” in the form of a century old 1,260 meter long stone wall that had been covered by wind-deposited sand to form a sturdy dune—that withstood through the storm.      read more here:

http://www.economistinsights.com/opinion/lessons-societal-and-business-vulnerability-and-resilience

 

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