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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Feb. 4, 2016 — Over sixty soil experts have gone together and provided an up to date overview of European soil threats. The extensive report, which among other things provides information on the geographical spread ... read more

Researchers to Participate in Flood Reconnaissance Mission

Jan. 12, 2016 — Engineering researchers – experts in the study of how soil reacts to stress caused by earthquakes or floods – are participating in a multi-institutional research mission to document the effects ... read more

Analyzing Options for Increasing Affordability of Flood Insurance

Dec. 11, 2015 — A new congressionally mandated report identifies an approach for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to evaluate policy options for making premiums through the National Flood Insurance Program ... read more

Key Elements of Digital Disaster Communications Demystified

Dec. 3, 2015 — Emotional appeal is among the factors increasing the chance that disaster communiques posted on social media by emergency management agencies will be retransmitted by recipients, researchers have ... read more

Houston-Galveston Region Could Be Better Protected from Impact of Hurricanes and Severe Storms

Nov. 13, 2015 — New structural and nonstructural solutions could better protect the Houston-Galveston region from the impact of hurricanes and severe storms, according to a research paper by energy, engineering and ... read more

Researchers Work on Model to Help Restoration Managers With Decision-Making

Oct. 27, 2015 — It sounds rather simple: In order to restore the original high level of biodiversity in our rivers, they should be returned to their original state. Yet, researchers have determined it really is not ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — Every two to seven years, an unusually warm pool of water -- known as El Nino, affects the local aquatic environment, but also spurs extreme weather patterns around the world, from flooding in ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Water-dependent wildlife populations in sensitive African dryland regions need continued access to limited surface water resources -- even as human development increases in these areas -- because ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — For the first time, climate researchers compared both sea-level rise rates and storm surge heights in prehistoric and modern eras and found that the combined increases of each have raised the ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — According to a new NOAA report, many mid-Atlantic and West Coast communities could see the highest number of nuisance flooding days on record through April due to higher sea levels and more frequent ... read more

Sep. 7, 2015 — High levels of methylmercury, a potent neurotoxin, in Arctic life are a byproduct of global warming and the melting of sea-ice in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, research concludes. To mitigate global ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new visualization tool to predict the maximum cost of coastal flooding to communities around ... read more

California Levees' Vulnerability

Aug. 25, 2015 — With the ongoing extreme drought in California posing a threat to the state’s levee systems, there is an urgent need to invest in research regarding the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure ... read more

Flood Damage After Hurricane Katrina Could Have Been Prevented, Experts Say

Aug. 24, 2015 — A decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps ... read more

Identifying the Factors That Contribute to Flood Fatalities

Aug. 21, 2015 — Levels of economic development, population, investment, openness and education can all impact the total amount of human misery and economic devastation caused by floods, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Scientists designed a new, on-site method for studying potential impacts rising sea levels can have on vital wetlands, said a researcher who led a study describing the modifiable ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — Flood-basalt eruptions were enormous but not as explosive as eruptions like Pinatubo, which in 1991 propelled gases high into the stratosphere, causing a global cooling event. New simulations reveal ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Today, many wealthy countries are able to mitigate, to some degree, their risk of delta flooding through vulnerability-reducing investments, but a new model suggests that this mitigation may not be ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — The surf beat from storm waves during Typhoon Haiyan locally generated destructive tsunami-like waves in a town protected by a coral reef. Though reefs protect towns from waves during moderate ... read more

Researchers Find Reasons Behind Increases in Urban Flooding

July 27, 2015 — While rising sea levels are the main driver for increasing flood risk to American cities, storm surges caused by weather patterns that favor high precipitation exacerbates 'compound ... read more

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