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2009-04-01 17:01:45

British mathematicians say they've created a formula that can be used to predict tsunamis and how destructive the tsunamis might become. Scientists at Newcastle University, led by Professor Robin Johnson, studied the 2004 tsunami that devastated coastal communities in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand when an ocean earthquake triggered a long surface wave that resulted in six massive consecutive wave fronts. The third wave, the largest, reached a height of more than 65 feet and, among...

2009-04-01 10:03:00

AMSTERDAM, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, today announced that it has provided an idea of what a storm surge barrier aimed at protecting the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan Region from severe coastal flooding might look like. The barrier is situated in the Verrazano Narrows, connecting the Upper New York Bay with the Atlantic Ocean. The ideas were disclosed in a presentation as part...

2009-03-27 13:40:00

Fargo Residents Urged to Register with Safe and Well WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is sending more disaster workers into North Dakota and Minnesota today to staff shelters that will be needed in the event of evacuations should the Red River top levees as it rises to record heights. Projections are that the Red River could crest at 43 feet Saturday, more than 20 feet above flood stage, and the National Weather Service reports water levels could remain...

2009-03-26 16:33:00

FARGO, N.D., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HESCO Bastion USA technical representatives and National Guard personnel are working around the clock installing HESCO Concertainer Flood Barriers as the Red River continues to rise, threatening dozens of communities in and around the City of Fargo. Installed in one-tenth of the time it takes to construct traditional sandbag levees, HESCO Bastion USA's innovative Concertainer barriers are an efficient, effective, and proven tool in...

2009-03-23 14:26:00

Trailers Filled With Cots, Blankets, Meals Begin Arriving in Fargo WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As residents of the Red River valley prepare for potentially record flooding, the American Red Cross is moving into position to provide help where needed. More than 24,000 prepackaged meals are expected to arrive today, along with thousands of cots, blankets and toiletry kits. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) These supplies are expected to...

2009-03-02 10:41:55

A U.S.-led study warns the South Asian summer monsoon season, critical to agriculture in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan, might become weaker. Experts at the Purdue University Climate Change Research Center say climate change could influence monsoon dynamics and cause less summer precipitation, a delay in the start of monsoon season and longer breaks between the rainy periods. Associate Professor Noah Diffenbaugh, whose research group led the study, said the summer monsoon affects water...

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2009-03-01 11:17:13

The South Asian summer monsoon - critical to agriculture in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan - could be weakened and delayed due to rising temperatures in the future, according to a recent climate modeling study. A Purdue University research group found that climate change could influence monsoon dynamics and cause less summer precipitation, a delay in the start of monsoon season and longer breaks between the rainy periods. Noah Diffenbaugh, whose research group led the study, said the...

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2009-02-04 15:23:03

Crocodiles were washed onto the streets after floods ravaged northern Australia, authorities said in a warning to residents Wednesday. Over 60 percent of the northeastern state of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone, and close to 3,000 homes have been affected by flooding after two recent cyclones, according to authorities. Army troops have been called in to help with rescue, while three reports of large crocodiles washed up from flooded rivers have come in from homes in the Gulf of...

2009-02-03 09:33:53

The Monsoon and Environment Research Group of Peking University submitted a report to Chinese Science Bulletin, recently, showed that regional summer monsoon rainfall in China can be predicted by 1-2 seasons ahead by using the signals of the sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTA) and the subsurface temperature anomaly (STA) in the central equatorial Pacific (CEP). Several new facts have been revealed as follows.(1)    The strongest center of SSTA along the equatorial Pacific...

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2009-01-17 14:05:00

The Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday rising seal levels on the United States' mid-Atlantic coast are happening faster than the global average because of global warming.The continued rise is threatening the future of coastal communities.The EPA released a report detailing coastal waters from New York to North Carolina have crept up by an average of 0.09 to 0.17 inches a year, compared with an average global increase of 0.07 inches a year.The report was commissioned by the Climate...


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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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