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2006-01-12 19:40:13

By Reed Stevenson DELFT, Netherlands (Reuters) - Officials from Louisiana, visiting the Netherlands in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, hailed Dutch know-how on Thursday and said they still had much to learn to prevent future flood disasters. "We feel we've benefited from centuries of expertise," said Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat who, with a group of engineers, academics and businessmen from the U.S. state, toured Dutch flood control and water management systems this week....

2006-01-10 07:48:37

By Anna Mudeva AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Politicians from the U.S. state of Louisiana, devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, started a tour of the Netherlands on Tuesday to learn from the experience of the world leader in flood prevention. Famed for clawing back land from an encroaching sea and building one of the world's most formidable flood defense systems, the low-lying Netherlands will share its know-how with the U.S. delegation over the next three days. "It will send a signal...

2005-09-19 07:15:00

By Carmel Crimmins AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands' history is the tale of an endless battle against the sea. Now, the low-lying country wants to share its experiences with U.S. regions hit by Hurricane Katrina. Famed for clawing back land from an encroaching sea and building one of the world's most formidable flood defense systems, the Netherlands is sending experts to the U.S. Gulf Coast to help clean up after Katrina. The category 4 storm slammed into the U.S. southern coast late...

2005-09-19 07:15:00

AMSTERDAM -- The Netherlands' history is the tale of an endless battle against the sea. Now, the low-lying country wants to share its experiences with U.S. regions hit by Hurricane Katrina. Famed for clawing back land from an encroaching sea and building one of the world's most formidable flood defense systems, the Netherlands is sending experts to the U.S. Gulf Coast to help clean up after Katrina. The category 4 storm slammed into the U.S. southern coast late last month leaving nearly 900...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.