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AP Review: Storms Cause Record Cancellations

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February 14, 2014
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The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. (Feb. 14) Video provided by AP


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Deutsche Welle (Dec. 17, 2012) — Peru's northern coastline is increasingly being battered by storms and other extreme weather linked to climate change. Now together with a local financial establishment, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) has set up an insurance system that helps compensate farmers in the case of damage.Valentin Ruiz, the chairman of the Cooperative of Banana Producers in the region, is worried by the effects that storms and flooding have on the banana crop. To protect banana producers from the effects of El Nio, he and his members have collected money for dams and levees.
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Storm Scientists Bring Hurricanes Indoors

Storm Scientists Bring Hurricanes Indoors

Reuters (Sep. 9, 2013) — October marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, one of the deadliest and costliest storms ever to hit the United States. In an effort to better understand these types of hurricanes, researchers at the University of Miami are replicating them in their laboratories. They want to learn how these dangerous storms form and intensify out on the open ocean to better predict their impact when they reach land.
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Hard Times for Oysters in the Gulf of Mexico

Hard Times for Oysters in the Gulf of Mexico

AP (Aug. 11, 2014) — Public oyster beds in the Gulf of Mexico are producing less than a third of the shellfish than before oil spewed from a BP well in 2010. But whether the spill is a cause is still under review by the Natural Resource Damage Assessment. (Aug. 11) Video provided by AP
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One Year After Sandy, Mini-Drones Seen as Storm Warning Solution

One Year After Sandy, Mini-Drones Seen as Storm Warning Solution

Reuters (Oct. 17, 2013) — With the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy fast approaching, scientists say they are moving closer to developing more effective early warning systems for future storms. Engineers at the University of Florida are building small autonomous companion vehicles that fly into and under hurricanes to provide real time data about their intensity and track.
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