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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 ...

Mar 20, 2014
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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 ...

Mar 02, 2014
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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 ...

Feb 17, 2014
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Small is beautiful when it comes to flood protection

As a series of unprecedented storms continue to wreak havoc on the country, Dr Angela Connelly, from The University of Manchester, who has just completed research into innovative new flood technologies, argues we can no longer ...

Feb 14, 2014
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