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Relaxing the Jones Act Would Provide Economic Relief for Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico, Says Expert

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Hurricane Aftermath: New Way to Assess Safety of Aging Timber Railroad Bridges

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There are about 100,000 railroad bridges in the U.S. and approximately 30,000 of them are constructed from timber. More than half of these timber bridges were built before 1920. North American railroad bridge owners are now mandated to closely assess the structural capacity of their bridges. Consequently, in order to comply, railroad companies need new and effective ways to help them improve and develop bridge safety.

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Sustainable Development, Puerto Rico, Electricity, Sustainability, Renewable Energy

Power in Puerto Rico – How ‘Nanogrids’ Could Help in the Future

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Texas Docs Care Offers Free Telemedicine Access for Hurricane Victims

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Hurricane evacuees living in Texas now can have free access to an ER physician via a video and text messaging app from CirrusMD through UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Texas Docs Care program.

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Hurricane Aftermath, Water, water access, world water demand, Water conference

Water Is Essential for Life - in Both the Hurricane-Damaged U.S. and Around the World

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Florida Sea Grant Helps Keys Lobstermen Get Back on Feet After Irma

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Sea Grant is helping lobstermen by quickly locating the traps lost during Hurricane Irma -- a move that will help an industry worth $150 million in the Keys.

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Storm Surge, Hurricane, Resilience, Infrastructure, infrastructure and extreme weather, Flood

Columbia Engineers Win NSF grant to Study NYC Storm Surge Infrastructure Resilience

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.With so many hurricanes ravaging the Caribbean and the southern U.S., it has become clear that addressing threats to infrastructure is critical to keeping our communities safe, functional, and healthy. Storm surge has emerged as one of the most destructive forces on infrastructure, especially interconnected structures in cities. To address this issue, Columbia Engineering researchers recently won a NSF grant to study storm surge threats to New York City infrastructure.

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Hurricane Maria, Disaster Management, Hurricane, Carribbean, Dominica

Expert Media Comment: Dominica - the Forgotten Island of Hurricane Maria

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Researchers Study How Wet Soils May Fuel Tropical Storms Over Land

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Researchers at the University of Georgia in partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center have been awarded a grant to study how wet soils may strengthen tropical storms over land.

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How to Rebuild Puerto Rico's Power Grid in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria







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