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NOAA 2013 Spring Outlook Warns of More Drought, Heat and Flooding

NOAA 2013 Spring Outlook Warns of More Drought, Heat and Flooding

Record-breaking drought conditions ravaged the United States last year, impacting everything from crop production to fish populations. If there were any hopes of a reprieve this year, the NOAA’s US

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Rising Floodwaters Threaten Mies Van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House

Rising Floodwaters Threaten Mies Van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House

It's a good thing that Mies Van der Rohe's iconic 1951 Farnsworth House is built on stilts! Just a couple of days ago, the nearby Fox River flooded its banks due to continuous rain and above-freezing

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Tiny House Perched Atop a Rock in the Middle of a River Withstands 45 Years of Floods

Tiny House Perched Atop a Rock in the Middle of a River Withstands 45 Years of Floods

The house was built back in 1968 by a group of boys who wanted a spot to sunbathe while at the river. Rather than settling on the comfort of raw bedrock, they took to constructing a building from wood

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School Propped up on Plastic Drums Floats on Nigerian Flood Waters

School Propped up on Plastic Drums Floats on Nigerian Flood Waters

Lagos has long been plagued by periodic flooding that wreaks havoc on day-to-day life, so Nigerian architect Kunle Adeyemi conceived an idea that would allow local communities to live in harmony with

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Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Home May Be Moved from New Jersey to Italy to Protect It from Flood Damage

Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Home May Be Moved from New Jersey to Italy to Protect It from Flood Damage

Built in 1954, the Bachman Wilson House bears Wright’s signature cantilevered balcony, and a second story which is rare in Usonian house design. The house fell into disrepair until the Tarantinos, both

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Cloud Seeding Could be Used to Prevent Flooding in Indonesia

Cloud Seeding Could be Used to Prevent Flooding in Indonesia

Photopixel / Shutterstock Scientists working on a project to slow down the relentless flooding that has swamped Jakarta since mid January say that cloud seeding is getting the job done. Usually used to

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Kunle Adeyemi Designs a Solar-Powered Floating School for the Flood-Prone Coastline of Nigeria

Kunle Adeyemi Designs a Solar-Powered Floating School for the Flood-Prone Coastline of Nigeria

For the community of Makoko of Lagos, Nigeria life on the water is nothing new. Prone to flooding, residents have dealt with encroaching waters for generations by building houses on stilts and using

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Casa Atrevida is a Stunning Earthquake and Flood Resistant Home in Costa Rica

Casa Atrevida is a Stunning Earthquake and Flood Resistant Home in Costa Rica

Casa Atrevida hovers three feet above the ground on risers that protect it from river floods and excessive rain. Built in the area of Playa Preciosa, this beautiful home was constructed by trained

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After Heatwaves and Flooding, January Declared Hottest Month on Record in Australia

After Heatwaves and Flooding, January Declared Hottest Month on Record in Australia

Photo via Shutterstock Australia experienced its hottest month on record in January, according to Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The 81 year record set in January 1932 was surpassed last month, with

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US National Climate Report Predicts Global Warming Will Continue to Bring Hazardous Flooding and Heatwaves

US National Climate Report Predicts Global Warming Will Continue to Bring Hazardous Flooding and Heatwaves

More extreme weather is predicted for the United States, according to a draft of the National Climate Report released by the Federal Advisory Committee. Heat waves, along with coastal and river flooding

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Climate Change Blamed for Australia’s Recent Extreme Heat and Flooding

Climate Change Blamed for Australia’s Recent Extreme Heat and Flooding

Australia is experiencing a series of extreme weather events this year; from fires to flooding and some seriously extreme heat, the country has been hit by one event after another. Experts are saying that

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Could Building Snowmen Help Prevent Flooding in Snow-Filled Cities?

Could Building Snowmen Help Prevent Flooding in Snow-Filled Cities?

Did you ever think that the simple act of building a snowman could help the environment? After London was blanketed with snow this week, Roy Stokes, a spokesman for Great Britain’s Environmental Agency

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Weekend Storms Predicted to Bring Flooding and Mudslides to Areas of California

Weekend Storms Predicted to Bring Flooding and Mudslides to Areas of California

Several powerful storms are predicted to hit the Western Coast of the US this weekend, and meteorologists warn that the systems may present a risk to lives and property in Northern California. The storm

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Wolfgang Tschapeller’s St. Joseph House is a Prefab Flood-Resistant Home in Austria

Wolfgang Tschapeller’s St. Joseph House is a Prefab Flood-Resistant Home in Austria

The structure hovers over a shallow pit which can be utilized as a car port or storage space. The 4 supports include a one-legged element, two two-legged ones and one three-legged element that elevates

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Rising Sea Levels Could Cause Two Times More Groundwater Flooding in Coastal Areas Than Previously Predicted

Rising Sea Levels Could Cause Two Times More Groundwater Flooding in Coastal Areas Than Previously Predicted

We’ve all heard about the threat that rising seawater levels pose to coastal communities as a result of climate change. But what many never considered was the impact this flooding would have on the

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Six Flood-Proof Buildings That Can Survive Rising Tides

Six Flood-Proof Buildings That Can Survive Rising Tides

Floods often come up quickly with almost no warning, so it's imperative to have safe and secure designs, especially in places known for flooding. Even regions that aren't known for rising waters can be

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NYC Public Transit System Crippled after Hurricane Sandy Causes Widespread Flooding

NYC Public Transit System Crippled after Hurricane Sandy Causes Widespread Flooding

The storm has passed, but the cleanup has only just begun. As officials begin to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to New York City's public transit system, all services in NYC remain

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David Adjaye’s Francis A. Gregory Library is a Beautiful, Light-Flooded Library in Washington, DC

David Adjaye’s Francis A. Gregory Library is a Beautiful, Light-Flooded Library in Washington, DC

The new Francis Gregory Library is built at the edge of Washington, DC's Fort Davis Park, where a Civil War-era fort once stood to defend the nation's capital. The transparent library looks out on the

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Shanghai is the Most Vulnerable Major City in the World To Serious Flooding

Shanghai is the Most Vulnerable Major City in the World To Serious Flooding

Photo via Shutterstock A joint report from University of Leed's School of Civil Engineering and Dutch authorities reveals that in a new study of nine coastal cities around the world, Shanghai is the

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Beijing Infrastructure Crippled By Worst Flooding In 60 Years!

Beijing Infrastructure Crippled By Worst Flooding In 60 Years!

China's capital city Beijing is in chaos after experiencing the the heaviest rainfall in 60 years. The ensuing flooding has overwhelmed the city's infrastructure causing drains to overflow and rivers to

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Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, the Marina Barrage is one-sixth the size of Singapore. The catchment is the island nation’s largest and most urbanized. The benefits of the Marina Barrage are

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Shma Reimagines Flood-Prone City in Thailand as a Water City

Shma Reimagines Flood-Prone City in Thailand as a Water City

Ayutthaya is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it is projected to become massively flooded over the next forty years, named “2050 Ultra Flood Plain.” In anticipation of the impending flood, Shma

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The Sunday Stuga is a Compact London Cabin Flooded With Daylight

The Sunday Stuga is a Compact London Cabin Flooded With Daylight

A weekend entertainment area and garden shed, this compact cabin was expected to match the energy efficiency of the client's main home even though it is bound on three sides by massive stone walls typical

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Green Stream Linear Park: Vibrant New Public Space in São Paulo Could Help Alleviate Flash Flooding

Green Stream Linear Park: Vibrant New Public Space in São Paulo Could Help Alleviate Flash Flooding

New rain patterns are the cause of the disastrous flash floods of recent years and previous infrastructure is unable to contain the waters. While many neighborhoods have experienced problems, the area

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Apostrophy’s Giant Floating Lotus in Thailand Offers Colorful Respite From Terrible Floods

Apostrophy’s Giant Floating Lotus in Thailand Offers Colorful Respite From Terrible Floods

The structure, floated on the Nong Prajut swamp, is shaped like a giant lotus flower with a prominent bud and petals at its base. It is roughly 12 meters around and 7 meters tall and features all kinds of

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Crazy Water Capsule Concept Could Keep Flooding Victims Dry and Comfortable

Crazy Water Capsule Concept Could Keep Flooding Victims Dry and Comfortable

Once transported to the floating capsule via a hot air dirigible, flood victims (albeit probably the most privileged of them) are instantly immersed in a futuristic setting. It's not an especially large

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Stunning Saw-Toothed Roof Floods Swiss Vocational School With Light

Stunning Saw-Toothed Roof Floods Swiss Vocational School With Light

The school serves as a training center for future stars of the building industry. It houses drafting studios, wood shops, and classrooms, and also has an outdoor teaching area. Since the area is located

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The Narrabeen House is a Flood-Resistant Home with a Lovely Inner Courtyard

The Narrabeen House is a Flood-Resistant Home with a Lovely Inner Courtyard

To look at it, the Narrabeen House by Choi Ropiha Fighera might not seem like your typical home in the suburbs, but the way the house operates is completely suburban. The minimalist home's central

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6,000 Circular Windows Flood Japan’s Kanazawa Library With Light

6,000 Circular Windows Flood Japan’s Kanazawa Library With Light

The 45 x 45 meter building kept complexity to a minimum in order to make the most of available space and daylight. The dotted exterior walls contain thousands of round windows sized at 200, 250 and 300

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