How one Caribbean fishing village is navigating the stormy seas of adaptation
SOUBISE, Grenada -- When Hurricane Ivan slammed into this small island almost a decade ago, Esley Sanderson leaped from inside his house to save his life as floodwaters swept in and destroyed the building. Now the Grenada government is trying to relocate Sanderson and others out of this fishing village dominated by shacks on stilts and concrete blocks into apartments on a nearby hill built by the Chinese government.
From drought to hurricanes, Grenada tackles climate change with German help
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada -- After a sudden thunderstorm this fall, Paul Valdon sat in a line of cars for 45 minutes near a bridge over a river in the northeast part of Grenada because of gushing water. Valdon, a project coordinator at SPECTO, an environmental advocacy group, missed an important work meeting because of the flood. His group is planning to fortify the riverbank with boulders and clear a buildup of sediment and debris, which is contributing to the frequent flooding.