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Modeling Pakistan's flooding

The catastrophic flooding in Pakistan, which began with the annual monsoons towards the end of July 2010, has affected nearly 62,000 square miles -- or one fourth of the entire surface of the USA and Alaska. ...

Oct 08, 2010 4 / 5 (1) 1

Multiple factors contribute to flooding

Extreme events, such as floods or droughts, are caused by multiple factors - and must therefore be studied from many different perspectives. This is what international experts on water and climate research ...

Sep 27, 2010 5 / 5 (3) 0

Using buildings for flood protection

Buildings, car parks and roads could, alongside their "regular" functions, have a role to play in protecting the rest of the city from flooding. According to researcher Bianca Stalenberg, this concept could be very useful ...

Sep 07, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 0

Deadly flooding spreads to Pakistan's heartland

(AP) -- Floodwaters spread into Pakistan's heartland Tuesday, submerging dozens of villages along bloated rivers whose torrents already have killed at least 1,200 people. Fresh rains in the hardest-hit northwest threatened ...

Aug 03, 2010 3 / 5 (1) 0

Rebuilding flood plains, agriculture, economy

When the Missouri River flooded in 1993 and 1995, it left a deep layer of sandy silt that covered thousands of acres of rich farmland. Now, MU forestry researchers may have found a crop that can survive a flood and act as ...

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