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In Cities, Flooding and Rainfall Extremes to Rise as Climate Changes

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Just how global warming is making storms more destructive has been established by Australian researchers.

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Floods and Coastal Erosion May Expose Contents of UK Landfills, Study Finds

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The contents of historic coastal landfill sites could pose a significant environmental threat if they erode, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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Sea-Level Rise Summit Coincides with Flooding Risks in South Florida Due to the Moon, High Tides and Inclement Weather

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Just as parts of South Florida are bracing for potential risks of flooding in low-lying areas due to the close proximity of the moon, high tides, sea-level rise and inclement weather, FAU is bringing together professionals from the private and public sectors to help identify solutions and develop adaptation pathways.

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From Alaska to Florida, FAU’s Third Sea-Level Rise Summit Will Generate Blueprint for Solutions and Adaptation

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While Florida and Alaska are on the opposite ends of the spectrum, they share mutual concerns of the imminent challenges presented by environmental changes. The rapid melting of the Arctic ice is threatening coastal locations globally, and impacts include increased flooding from sea-level rise in Florida to infrastructure instability from permafrost melting in Alaska.

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

A study has shown that strategic planting of trees on floodplains, could reduce the height of flooding in towns downstream by up to 20 per cent.

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LSU’s Earth Scan Laboratory Develops Bird’s-Eye View of Lake Pontchartrain Sediment Plume

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The Earth Scan Lab has developed the most complete and cloud-free time sequence collected during a major flood event of the Mississippi River.

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Behind the Levees

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Flood risk can be higher with levees than without them.

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Record Missouri Flooding Was Manmade Calamity, Scientist Says

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Why was the New Year's flood in Missouri so bad? Most news reports blamed it on the heavy rain, but Robert Criss, PhD, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis says analysis of the flood data shows much of the damage was due to recent modifications to the river.

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UD Grad Students Help to Rescue Memories

A graduate art conservation class taught by UD’s Debra Hess Norris class is addressing water damage and sharing best approaches for preserving family treasures after floodwaters ravaged the town of Wimberly, Texas.

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U of A Researchers to Participate in Flood Reconnaissance Mission

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University of Arkansas 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 of recent, severe flooding in the Midwest.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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#UIC expert available to discuss privatization of public infrastructure in the wake of South Carolina's flood damage

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