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Storm Waters Could Easily Flood Manhattan Due To Rising Seas
2014-04-24 09:35:31

After Hurricane Sandy devastated New York, the fear of another flood has driven much concern in both the academic world and the political one. A new study from Portland State University reveals that since the mid-1800s, maximum water levels...

2014-03-27 11:09:39

The water that surged into the intersection of New York City’s Canal and Hudson streets during Hurricane Sandy—to choose just one flood-ravaged locale—was ultimately driven ashore by forces swirling hundreds of miles out in the Atlantic.

European Storm Surge Measured By CryoSat
2013-12-09 12:58:42

ESA’s CryoSat satellite measured the storm surge from the recent North Sea storms, as high waters passed through the Kattegat sea between Denmark and Sweden.

2013-07-17 23:27:02

It’s hurricane season and water damage, storm surges, and flooding are at the top of the list for concerns.

Study Shows More Hurricane Surges In The Future
2013-03-19 08:50:48

By examining the frequency of extreme storm surges in the past, previous research has shown that there was an increasing tendency for storm hurricane surges when the climate was warmer.

Hurricanes Could Be Getting Stronger
2012-10-16 13:29:24

Based on new extrapolations from historical data, a group of international researchers has found that tropical cyclones are larger and more frequent during years with higher average temperatures.

Rising Sea Levels Could Boost Storm Surges
2012-03-16 05:19:24

Sea level rise due to global warming has already doubled the annual risk of coastal flooding of historic proportions across widespread areas of the United States, according to a new report from Climate Central.

2012-03-14 13:40:49

Nearly four million Americans, occupying a combined area larger than the state of Maryland, find themselves at risk of severe flooding as sea levels rise in the coming century.


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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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