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New tool expands tracking of personal data on the Web

Navigating the Web gets easier by the day as corporate monitoring of our emails and browsing habits fine-tune the algorithms that serve us personalized ads and recommendations. But convenience comes at a cost. In the wrong ...

dateOct 09, 2015 in Internet
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The escalation of natural disasters

I'm in Atlantic Canada giving a series of talks about Hurricane Sandy and what it did to New York (based on my book, Storm Surge). I've been talking about what happened in New York, hearing from people here about what has ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Study shows how climate change threatens health

Researchers at Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) and the University of Washington have published a new study focused on the public health implications of climate change. The article explores ...

dateAug 14, 2015 in Environment
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Mapping land claimed by sea level rise

The New Jersey shoreline that sea birds wandered during the last ice age is about 90 miles east of today's beaches, tens of meters beneath the sea floor. As the ice melted, sea level gradually rose and flooded the coastal ...

dateAug 20, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Bringing together storm tracks and clouds

We often talk about future climate change in terms of "global warming." But when it comes to the impacts of global warming, regional changes in winds and precipitation are more relevant. The latter depend on how the circulation ...

dateSep 09, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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