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December 11, 2012
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Asteroid that Killed the Dinosaurs also Wiped out the ‘Obamadon’

The asteroid collision widely thought to have killed the dinosaurs also led to extreme devastation among snake and lizard species, according to new research — including the extinction of a newly identified lizard Yale and Harvard scientists have named Obamadon … Continue reading

October 19, 2012
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Could a Hurricane Ever Strike Southern California?

There’s an old adage (with several variations) that California has four seasons: earthquake, fire, flood and drought. While Californians happily cede the title of Hurricane Capital of America to U.S. East and Gulf coasters, every once in a while, Mother … Continue reading

September 9, 2012
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NASA/WHOI Voyage Set to Explore Link Between Sea Saltiness and Climate

A NASA-sponsored expedition is set to sail to the North Atlantic’s saltiest spot to get a detailed, 3-D picture of how salt content fluctuates in the ocean’s upper layers and how these variations are related to shifts in rainfall patterns … Continue reading

March 23, 2012
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Web Tool, Phone App Pinpoint Tsunami Dangers, Quick Getaway Routes

A new online portal and smartphone app lets Washington and Oregon residents enter the addresses of their homes, schools, workplaces or kids’ day care centers to check if they’re in harm’s way should a tsunami hit. Materials available via the … Continue reading

July 7, 2011
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Mastering Disaster: Students Create Software to Save Lives

*At the Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Finals, dozens of student teams showcase software projects that in some cases are already improving disaster relief efforts.* REDMOND, Wash. – July 7, 2011 – When floodwaters swept across northern Thailand last fall, Kriangkrai … Continue reading

August 3, 2010
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Rebuilding Missouri Flood Plains, Agriculture, Economy

*Using a flood simulator, MU researchers reveal cottonwood trees as a profitable crop in devastated flood areas*  COLUMBIA, Mo. ­­­–When the Missouri River flooded in 1993 and 1995, it left a deep layer of sandy silt that covered thousands of … Continue reading