Slash and Flood

Proposed Budget Threatens to Axe U.S. Flood Protections

By Jolie Breeden

Recently proposed budget cuts are putting many disaster-related programs at risk, however those that would eliminate funding for floodplain mapping, limit the ability to forecast extreme weather, and hobble mitigation and preparedness grants will hit flood-prone communities especially hard.

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A Vision for Volcanoes

Bill Would Strengthen U.S. Monitoring and Science

By Jolie Breeden

While many Americans don't perceive themselves at risk from a volcanic eruption, there are nearly 170 active volcanoes in the United States. Recently introduced legislation is aimed and increasing monitoring and awareness of the nation's volcanoes.

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Dam Straight

Recent Events Highlight the Need to Get the Nation’s Dams In Line

By Jolie Breeden

Extreme weather and recent threats to Western dams—including the high-profile failure of the Oroville Dam spillway—are focusing much needed attention on the need to shore up the vast network of dams across the nation.

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Pay It Forward

FEMA Calls for a Deductible to Reduce Disaster Spending

By Jolie Breeden

In between rising costs and more instances of more extreme weather, can federal agencies find a better way to help states after disaster?

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Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter

INSECURITIES: TRACING DISPLACEMEN AND SHELTER at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art explores the ways in which contemporary architects, artists, photographers, and designers have addressed notions of shelter, borders, and safety in light of recent global refugee emergencies. It is part of Citizens and Borders, a series of projects at MoMA that offer a critical perspective on the histories of migration, territory, and displacement.

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