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Storm Of The Century May Become Storm Of The Decade
2012-02-24 08:40:22

As the Earth's climate changes, the worst inundations from hurricanes and tropical storms could become far more common in low-lying coastal areas, a new study suggests. Researchers from Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that regions such as the New York City metropolitan area that currently experience a disastrous flood every century could instead become submerged every one or two decades. The researchers report in the journal Nature Climate...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.