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January 29, 2013
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USGS-NOAA: Climate Change Impacts to U.S. Coasts Threaten Public Health, Safety and Economy

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the … Continue reading

September 7, 2012
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Blanket Bogs Need Protection from Climate Change

Blanket bogs, which provide vital habitats for a unique range of plants, birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, are at risk of declining as a result of climate change. Research by the Universities of Exeter and Bristol in the UK … Continue reading

July 2, 2012
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Despite Efforts for Change, Bangladeshi Women Prefer to Use Pollution-Causing Cookstoves

Women in rural Bangladesh prefer inexpensive, traditional stoves for cooking over modern ones — despite significant health risks, according to a Yale study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A large majority of respondents (94%) believed that … Continue reading

March 16, 2012
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Rising Seas Put Millions of Americans at Risk for Flooding

New estimates suggest more U.S. land prone to flooding than previously thought. About 3.7 million Americans are at risk for flooding as the sea level continues to rise in the coming century, according to a new study from a team … Continue reading

February 25, 2012
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Protecting People From Deadly Floods, Quakes in The Philippines

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Typhoons thrash the Philippines every year, causing flash flooding and mudslides that often kill hundreds of people in the Southeast Asian nation. Many blame the death and destruction on the wrath of nature. But Gavin Shatkin has … Continue reading

October 23, 2011
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Mount Royal Reveals Its Archeological Secrets

History tells us that Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve erected a cross atop Mount Royal in 1643 to thank God for sparing the city from flooding. However, according to 18th century archival documents, the cross was planted two kilometers away from … Continue reading

February 10, 2011
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Weather Extremes Are Growing Trend in Northern Australia, Corals Show

WASHINGTON —The extreme rain events that have caused flooding across northern Australia may become an increasingly familiar occurrence, new research suggests. The study uses the growth patterns in near-shore corals to determine which summers brought more rain than others, creating … Continue reading

January 17, 2011
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ARkStorm: California’s other “Big One”

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For emergency planning purposes, scientists unveiled a hypothetical California scenario that describes a storm that could produce up to 10 feet of rain, cause extensive flooding (in many cases overwhelming the state’s flood-protection system) and result in … Continue reading