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Once and future Katrinas

When hurricanes approached New Orleans in historical times, city dwellers generally did not worry about Katrina-like surge flooding; wind was usually their major concern. Nor did they evacuate the city; indeed, coastal denizens ...

dateAug 31, 2015 in Environment
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Lower Murray River restoration underway

A major review of the lower Murray River's action plans has identified improvements in riverbank stability and vegetation in its upper reaches but further degradation in the lower reaches.

dateAug 05, 2015 in Environment
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2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone 'above average'

Scientists have found this year's Gulf of Mexico dead zone—an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life—is, at 6,474 square miles, above average in size and larger than forecast by NOAA in June. The ...

dateAug 05, 2015 in Environment
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