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  • USGS Installs Storm-Tide Sensors in Preparation for Hermine’s Arrival

    As Hurricane Hermine bears down on Florida’s Gulf Coast, U.S. Geological Survey hurricane response crews in Florida installed five storm-tide sensors that will help document the storm surges along the state’s coastline. In cooperation with the National Weather Service, 10 USGS hydrologists and technicians installed these sensors along the Florida coast, from Apalachicola to Cedar Key. ...

  • How vulnerable to flooding is New York City?

    A report just released in the most recent issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society offers hope that a new high-resolution storm surge modeling system developed by scientists at Stony Brook University will better be able to predict flood levels and when flooding will occur in the New York metropolitan area, information crucial to emergency managers when planning for impending ...

  • Major flood repair helped by remote control boat

    A remote control boat equipped with a SonTek M9 Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®) has been employed with HydroSurveyor software to create a 3-dimensional map of a damaged (and still submerged) flood barrier, following serious damage that took place during last December’s storms. Data from the survey enabled the Environment Agency to act swiftly and effectively to repair the damage and ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Ultrasonic water level sensors monitor flooding in the Philippines

    A variety of factors make the Philippines, and especially the Manila region, among the most flood prone in the world. Tropical rains flow rapidly from mountain uplands to the Manila basin where dense urbanization accelerates run-off. To make matters worse, Manila is built on lowlands that are getting lower due to ground water extraction and the weight of urban concrete and steel. As a result, ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Sea rise may still pose a man-sized threat

    For those who think climate change means deep trouble, some comfort: there is a limit to how deep. Danish-led researchers have looked at all the projections and satisfied themselves that, at the very worst, sea levels this century will rise by a maximum 1.8 metres − roughly the height of an average man. They ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Communities Across the Globe Getting to Grips with Adapting to Climate Change

    The way farmers in the Sudan, flood-prone communities in Argentina and dengue-challenged islands in the Caribbean are beginning to adapt to climate change are distilled in a new report launched today. The five-year Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change provides new and inspiring examples of how vulnerable communities and countries may 'climate proof' economies in the years and ...

  • Chris Huhne speech: The art and the science of climate change

    Speech by Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne. CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY I am delighted to be here today, and to give the last of a series of three speeches about climate change. Three weeks ago, I spoke about the economics of climate change. The case for green growth. Two weeks ago, I spoke about the geopolitics of ...

  • Stakeholder Statements - Clean Power Plan, Part One

    Business/Industry American Sustainable Business Council | David Levine, CEO & Co-Founder “Business leaders recognize and applaud the President and the Environmental Protection Agency for the leadership demonstrated on issuing these rules to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. The business community is as much at risk from this ...

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