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Friday, November 27, 2020
The UN simply revealed a style for a brand-new drifting city that can stand up to Classification 5 cyclones

The UN simply revealed a style for a brand-new drifting city...

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What once seemed like the moonshot vision of tech billionaires and idealistic architects could soon become a concrete solution to several of the world's most pressing challenges. At a United Nations roundtable on Wednesday, a group of builders, engineers, and architects debuted a concept for an affordable floating city. Unlike instances in the past when…
How Urbanization Makes Wildfires And Hurricanes Even Worse

How Urbanization Makes Wildfires And Hurricanes Even Worse

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<div _ngcontent-c14="" innerhtml="For the first time in history, we are an "urbanized" society. More people live in urban spaces than rural spaces, and...
Costs Gates states there are 5 ‘grand obstacles’ to stopping an apocalyptic future of floods, typhoons, and dry spell

Costs Gates states there are 5 ‘grand obstacles’ to stopping an...

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Bill Gates has a message for those worried about climate-related disasters like hurricanes, droughts, flooding, and extreme temperatures: No solution works on its own. In a recent blog post, Gates refuted the idea that renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind turbines hold the key to saving our planet. "To stop the planet from…
This Is Why Nuclear Defense Will Never Stop Hurricanes Like Michael

This Is Why Nuclear Defense Will Never Stop Hurricanes Like Michael

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Hurricane Michael, pictured here making landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday.NOAA A hurricane is barreling towards the eastern seaboard of the United States. It’s larger, more intense and likely to generate a record-breaking storm surge, as well as plenty of devastating flooding. The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) administration is asked by…
Typhoon Michael simply made landfall as the greatest storm to strike the United States because 1969– more extreme than Hurricanes Andrew or Katrina

Typhoon Michael simply made landfall as the greatest storm to strike...

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Hurricane Michael has made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida. The storm picked up steam as it sped across the Gulf of Mexico towards the Florida Panhandle. When its eye hit Florida's Gulf Coast on Wednesday afternoon, the storm had sustained winds of 155 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center, putting it just shy of…
The Cajun Navy: Heroes Or Barriers In Hurricanes?

The Cajun Navy: Heroes Or Barriers In Hurricanes?

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John Gallagher in his truck in Fayetteville, N.C. "We've just been taking dispatch calls for swift water rescues, rescuing animals, missing persons," Gallagher said. Maddalena Richards/NPR hide caption toggle caption Maddalena Richards/NPR John Gallagher in his truck in Fayetteville, N.C. "We've just been taking dispatch calls for swift water rescues, rescuing animals, missing persons," Gallagher…
GPS tracked the land sink under the weight of Typhoon Harvey’s rain

GPS tracked the land sink under the weight of Typhoon Harvey’s...

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Shortly after Hurricane Harvey unleashed its flooding on Houston, we wrote about a remarkable observation shared by a scientist on Twitter: the weight of all that floodwater had measurably depressed the Earth’s crust. This week, a more detailed study of that observation was published in the journal Science Advances. A team of researchers led by…

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