News tagged with flood risk

When waters rise: NASA improves flood safety

Flooding is the most frequent and widespread weather-related natural disaster, taking a huge toll in lives and property each year. NASA Earth-observing satellites and airborne missions provide vital information to emergency ...

dateMar 20, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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European flood risk could double by 2050

Losses from extreme floods in Europe could more than double by 2050, because of climate change and socioeconomic development. Understanding the risk posed by large-scale floods is of growing importance and will be key for ...

dateMar 02, 2014 in Environment
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Viewpoint: Floods – learning from the past

"The current flooding which has affected much of southern England, particularly the Thames and Severn catchments and the Somerset Levels region is severe, with a number of flood levels much higher than people remember, however ...

dateFeb 17, 2014 in Environment
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New US climate map shows temperature changes in HD

If you're interested to see how warm your neighborhood will look like at 2090, here's a chance. There's new data available that has monthly climate projections for the continental United States at the size of a neighborhood, ...

dateSep 23, 2013 in Environment
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