NBS BENEFIT #4: COASTAL FLOOD PROTECTION: DUNES

With land subsidence and rising sea levels, coastal flooding is increasingly threatening communities. Grey infrastructure solutions like seawalls and levees can be used to prevent coastal flooding, but these options are expensive and can lead to other problems. Beaches are natural, dynamic systems and when these walls are introduced, natural habitats in the intertidal zone …

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NBS BENEFIT #3: EROSION CONTROL

Erosion is the loss of soil when it is unprotected and exposed to wind and water. Surfaces disturbed by human activity are at risk of eroding. Deforestation, coral reef damage, mangrove destruction, land use alteration, poor agriculture practices, urbanization, stream alterations, and desertification are all serious contributors to erosion. The consequences of erosion include loss …

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NBS BENEFIT #1: MITIGATION OF HEAT ISLAND EFFECT

Trees are vital to many environments, but a benefit in the urban environment is to mitigate the heat island effect. Our cities are becoming heat islands: urban centers that are up to 3°C warmer in the daytime and up to 12°C warmer at night than surrounding rural areas due to hard, impermeable surfaces like roads, …

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