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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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Top Stories 11 Dec 2015; New Forensic Science Breakthroughs, Breast Cancer Treatment Difference by Age, Racial Disparities in Dialysis, and More...

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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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How High's the Water Mama? @VTresearch Experts Can Tell You What's Next

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UD Researchers to Investigate Novel Approach to Stormwater Management

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A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has received funding from two agencies to investigate the use of biochar for management of stormwater runoff and pollutants.

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Flood Damage After Katrina Could Have Been Prevented, S&T Expert Says

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 of Engineers retained an external review board to double-check its flood-wall designs.

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Marijuana Weight Gain, Climate Change and Floods, Alcoholism Predictors, and More Top Stories 1 July 2015

Other topics include; do x-rays really cause cancer? And more.

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Major Midwest Flood Risk Underestimated by as Much as Five Feet, Study Finds

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As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on these rivers by as much as five feet, a miscalculation that has serious implications for future flood risks, flood insurance and business development in an expanding floodplain.

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Picturing the Forecast: National Weather Service Graphics Developed with NCAR Research

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The National Weather Service this summer is introducing new online forecasts based on research by a team of risk communication experts at NCAR. The new graphics will better communicate local forecasts and potential weather threats for the millions of Americans who rely on the NWS website.

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Texas Tech Deploys Research Team to Intercept Tropical Storm Bill

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Flooding in Central, South Texas Puts Layers of Climate, Economy on Display

From infrastructure to climate change, the disaster impacts areas of daily life.

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Texas Flash Flooding, Coping with Disasters and PTSD: Psychiatrists Available for Comment

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As the River Rises: Cahokia’s Emergence and Decline Linked to Mississippi River Flooding

As with rivers, civilizations across the world rise and fall. Sometimes, the rise and fall of rivers has something to do with it. At Cahokia, the largest prehistoric settlement in the Americas north of Mexico, new evidence suggests that major flood events in the Mississippi River valley are tied to the cultural center’s emergence and ultimately, to its decline.

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Predicting the Extent of Flash Flooding

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Devastating floodwaters such as those experienced during Iowa's Flood of 2008 are notoriously difficult to predict. So a team of University of Iowa mathematicians and hydrologists collaborating with the Iowa Flood Center set out to gain a better understanding of flood genesis and the factors impacting it. They were able to do this by zeroing in on the impacts of certain rainfall patterns at the smallest unit of a river basin: the hillslope scale.

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Study Finds Midwest Flooding More Frequent

The U.S. Midwest and surrounding states have endured increasingly more frequent flood episodes over the past half-century, according to a study from the University of Iowa.