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Newswise: Soils Could Be Affected by Climate Change, Impacting Water and Food

Article ID: 718769

Soils Could Be Affected by Climate Change, Impacting Water and Food

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Coasts, oceans, ecosystems, weather and human health all face impacts from climate change, and now valuable soils may also be affected. Climate change may reduce the ability of soils to absorb water in many parts of the world, according to a Rutgers-led study. And that could have serious implications for groundwater supplies, food production and security, stormwater runoff, biodiversity and ecosystems.

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11-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717926

'100-Year' Floods Will Happen Every 1 to 30 Years, According to New Flood Maps

Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science

A 100-year flood is supposed to be just that: a flood that occurs once every 100 years, or a flood that has a one-percent chance of happening every year.

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23-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: How Roads Can Help Cool Sizzling Cities

Article ID: 716712

How Roads Can Help Cool Sizzling Cities

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Special permeable concrete pavement can help reduce the “urban heat island effect” that causes cities to sizzle in the summer, according to a Rutgers-led team of engineers. Their study appears in the Journal of Cleaner Production.

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1-Aug-2019 9:30 AM EDT
Newswise: The ADCIRC Prediction System

Article ID: 716675

The ADCIRC Prediction System

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

APS uses modeling technology with a 30-year track record of providing accurate representations of coastal water movement, flooding, and storm impacts.

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30-Jul-2019 9:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 716147

Informatics researchers leading the way in developing ‘smart city’ floodwater management

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professors Eck Doerry and Ben Ruddell are collaborating with water engineers in the city of Phoenix and Flagstaff for a pilot program that uses traffic cameras and crowd-sourced data to track and predict flooding during monsoon season.

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22-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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