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Accents After Katrina

Katie Carmichael (Virginia Tech)

In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. In the years since, as residents have come and gone and rebuilt their lives, a lot has changed about the city–including, says Katie Carmichael, the way people talk.

17 mins

Sudden Spring

Rick Van Noy (Radford University)

Rick Van Noy travelled across the US South interviewing people about floods, heat, and storms. His new book, Sudden Spring, argues that, in many Southern communities, climate change is already here.

11 mins

Tangier Island Sinking

Kelley Libby (Virginia Humanities)

Residents of Tangier Island could become some of America’s first climate refugees—unless they get a much needed sea wall. Through a partnership with Google, a Virginia project is hoping to raise awareness of Tangier’s plight by allowing people from anywhere in the world to visit the endangered island—virtually.

5 mins

Disappearing Homelands

Anthony Boese (Virginia Military Institute)

Hundreds of thousands of citizens of island nations stand to lose their homes to rising sea levels. Anthony Boese is studying the ethical, political, and economic decisions needed when masses of people are forced to leave their island homelands.

11 mins

Inside Hurricanes

Stephanie Zick (Virginia Tech)

Is there a better way to assess the potential damage of an approaching hurricane? Meteorologist Stephanie Zick believes that studying how, where, and when hurricane loses its power can give us a more accurate picture.

7 mins

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