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Apr. 25, 2016 — New software has been developed that can measure the flow rate of rivers using image analysis, called KU-STIV (Kobe University Space-Time Image Velocimetry). This technology makes it easier to obtain ... read more

Natural Disasters Since 1900: Over 8 Million Deaths, 7 Trillion US Dollars

Apr. 18, 2016 — More than seven trillion US dollars economic damage and eight million deaths via natural disasters since the start of the 20th century. These figures have been calculated using a database called ... read more

New Methods to Study 'Genetic Invasion' Detect the Escape of Crop Genomes Into the Wild

Apr. 5, 2016 — Agricultural practices create opportunities for crop DNA to invade wild plant gene pools. This allelic introgression concerns conservationists because the resulting changes in genetic diversity can ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Gold mining in California in the 19th century was a boon for the state's economy but not so much for the environment. Mining left a protracted legacy that impacts the natural landscape even ... read more

Adaptation to Increasing Flood Risk in Europe Should Aim to Reduce Impact

Mar. 17, 2016 — Scientists investigated the benefits of four adaptation measures to reduce the increasing flood risk in Europe under state-of-the-art global warming projections under a high-end climate scenario. ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Restoration of wetlands in the Midwest could significantly reduce peak river flows during floods -- not only now, but also in the future if heavy rains continue to increase in intensity, as climate ... read more

Research Will Help Policymakers Plan for Sea Level Rise

Mar. 14, 2016 — A new study could help protect more than 13 million American homes that will be threatened by rising sea levels by the end of the century. It is the first major study to assess the risk from rising ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — An estimated 3 million shipwrecks are scattered across the planet's oceans. Most maritime mishaps take place close to shore where hazards to navigation -- such as rocks, reefs, other submerged ... read more

Flooding Alleviated by Targeted Tree Planting and River Restoration, Scientists Discover

Mar. 10, 2016 — Strategic planting of trees on floodplains could reduce the height of flooding in towns downstream by up to 20 percent, according to a study by an international team of ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — A recent study of past disturbance of the oyster beds in New York Harbor led by geoscientists is the first to link Europeans' overharvesting and disturbance of the ancient shellfish beds to loss ... read more

Citizen Science to Prevent the Effects of Floods

Mar. 2, 2016 — Researchers are working to develop a mobile phone application that allows user to share information about floods and their effects aiming to help ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Pakistan's water managers are looking to NASA satellites to help them more effectively monitor and manage that precious resource, thanks to a partnership with engineers and hydrologists at the ... read more

When Sea Levels Rise, Damage Costs Rise Even Faster

Feb. 29, 2016 — Damages from extreme events like floods are even more relevant than the mean sea level itself when it comes to the costs of climate impacts for coastal regions. A team of scientists now provides a ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — Traditional assessment methods overestimate salt-marsh vulnerability because they don't fully account for processes that allow for vertical and landward migration as water levels increase, a new ... read more

Thousands of Pieces of Data Demonstrate That Sea Levels, Extreme Phenomena Are Evolving Independently

Feb. 22, 2016 — Together with the rise in sea levels, extreme phenomena associated with storms have also become a problem caused by climate change, a setback that added to the former, can also cause significant ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — The long-term damage of levees can be far worse for those living behind them than if those levees were not there, a case study of the Sny Island levee district ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — The timing of significant Great Barrier Reef coral loss captured by a series of historical photos has been accurately determined for the first time. Researchers said the photos were a powerful visual ... read more

Record Missouri Flooding Was Humanmade Calamity, Scientist Says

Feb. 5, 2016 — Why was the New Year's flood in Missouri so bad? Most news reports blamed it on the heavy rain, but a professor of earth and planetary sciences says analysis of the flood data shows much of the ... read more

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

Human-Made Climate Change Helped Cause South of England Floods, Say Scientists

Feb. 1, 2016 — Human-induced climate change increased the risk of severe storms like those that hit the south of England in the winter of 2013-14, causing devastating flooding and costing several people their ... read more

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