PODCASTS

Listen to podcasts featuring our team members and their research.

Assessing the Value of Natural and Nature-Based Features in Coastal Storm and Flood Risk Reduction

September 29th, 2020

Engineering With Nature Podcast

By US Army Corps of Engineers

An ecologist by training, Dr. Michael W. Beck had been working on more traditional ecological solutions related to marine protected areas until Hurricane Katrina, when he saw that there was a real need for understanding how natural habitats provide coastal resilience. Now his work focuses on figuring out how investing in nature and nature-based solutions can reduce coastal risk and save lives and money.

Engineering With Nature PodcastBy US Army Corps of Engineers
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Can mangrove conservation pay for itself in flood protection?

April 3rd, 2020

Carbon Removal Newsroom

By Nori

Today we dig into how mangroves work against flooding, their carbon sequestration potential, how to quantify their financial benefit, and how that helps make them legible to financial systems. With Dr. Michael W. Beck, professor at University of California Santa Cruz.


Carbon Removal Newsroom By Nori
00:00 / 01:04
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Coral Reefs Keep Costly Waves at Bay

June 15th, 2018

Scientific American

By Christopher Intagliata

A new analysis found the flood protection benefits of coral reefs save the global economy $4 billion dollars a year. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Scientific AmericanBy Christopher Intagliata
00:00 / 01:43
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Wetlands Could Save Cities--and Money, Too

September 6, 2017

Scientific American

By Christopher Intagliata

Using insurance industry models, researchers determined that wetlands prevented some $625 million in damages due to Hurricane Sandy. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Scientific AmericanBy Christopher Intagliata
00:00 / 02:13
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