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Climate Change Impacts Will Threaten Economy, Public Health
2013-01-29 10:53:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A leading group of scientists and experts from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released a report that emphasizes the need for increased coordination and planning to ensure U.S. coastal communities are resilient against the effects of climate change. The report, titled "Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the 2013...

2013-01-20 23:02:08

Most homeowners policies do not cover flood damage. A water restoration provider offers recommendations on securing adequate flood coverage. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 20, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration services in the United States, is advising property owners to purchase insurance to protect them against the damage caused by flooding. With floods a very real threat in virtually every area of the country, even during the...

2013-01-17 23:00:42

Flash floods occur year round, in all parts of the country. A severe weather damage restoration provider offers safety tips for flash flooding events. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage and severe weather repair and restoration service in the United States, is offering tips on safety protocols in the event of flash flood conditions. Flash floods account for the majority of flood related fatalities in the US each year, and...

2012-12-20 05:02:00

Hurricane Sandy left many homeowners high and dry when it comes to flooding protection. A flood restoration provider takes a look at the facts and myths surrounding property, flooding, and insurance. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) December 19, 2012 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage and flood restoration services in the United States, is identifying some of the more blatant flood damage myths and misinformation in the wake of some of the most damaging floods on record....

2012-12-12 05:03:41

With winter approaching and severe weather season only five months away, the time is appropriate for homeowners to take steps designed to protect their property from flooding. A water restoration expert explains how. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water restoration services in the United States, is offering recommendations for home owners to minimize the risk of flood damage to homes and businesses. With winter beginning at the...

Russian Far East A Hotbed Of Seismic, Volcanic Activity: Potential Threat To Pacific Basin
2012-12-04 13:10:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Soviet government has long kept outsiders away from the Russian Far East, shrouding a source of powerful earthquakes and volcanic activity on the Pacific Rim in secrecy. In the last 20 years, however, research has shown that the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Kuril Islands are a seismic and volcanic hotbed. This area has the potential to trigger tsunamis that pose a risk to the rest of the Pacific Basin. As an example, in...

Storm Surge Defense Alternatives Needed To Protect Coastal New York
2012-11-20 16:31:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New storm surge barriers are being proposed to help protect Lower Manhattan in New York City from storms such as those like the recent Superstorm Sandy. Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, associate professor of landscape architecture in CCNY's Spitzer School of Architecture, is calling for the deployment of a storm surge strategy that combines elements of soft infrastructure with the hardening of existing infrastructure like the...

India’s Vital Summer Monsoons May Decline In The Face Of Global Warming
2012-11-06 09:35:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online India´s monsoons are a godsend for the country´s vital agricultural sector, providing life for crops which more than a billion people rely on. But a grim forecast for the future may spell doom for the nation´s food production and economy, as summer rains will be more sparse over the next few hundred years due to global warming. A new study by researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and...


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Post Weather Report From August 2, 2012
2012-08-03 11:43:48

Four major events occurred yesterday, the first being the formation of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now located just east of the Windward Islands with winds near 45 knots. The second was the heat in the Southern Plains as many places saw temps over 100F with heat index values near 105-110 for the region. High temperatures are again one of the main story makers across the country. 100 degree temperatures continue to plague Texas and Oklahoma. Eleven out of the last 14 days in...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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