"An increase in the risk of extreme wave events may be catastrophic, as larger and more frequent storms will cause more flooding and coastline erosion."
June 11, 2020 • ~4 min
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Efforts to engineer Britain's rivers over the past 75 years have only made flooding worse.
June 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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Thousands of dams across the US are aging and overdue for maintenance. Taking them down can revive rivers, restore fish runs and create new opportunities for tourism and outdoor activities.
May 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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A new study suggests raising dykes along a third of Europe's coastline, but there are more cost-effective options.
May 11, 2020 • ~6 min
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If the forecasts are right, the US could be facing more natural disasters this year – on top of the coronavirus pandemic. Local governments aren't prepared.
April 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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Japan took a fresh approach to ensuring their society was more resilient to the frequent earthquakes they experience. We could learn from its experience.
March 11, 2020 • ~8 min
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A new algorithm that predicts almost real-time flow of floodwater during hurricanes could improve emergency response and planning.
March 3, 2020 • ~5 min
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Tamara Pico, a postdoctoral fellow, is using records of flooding in the Bering Strait to make inferences about how the ice sheets that covered North America responded to the warming climate, and how their melting might have contributed to climate changes.
Feb. 26, 2020 • ~6 min
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US military leaders have to plan for operations all over the world, so they can't afford to ignore climate change or debate its causes.
Feb. 18, 2020 • ~8 min
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