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Study Predicts Coastal Flooding Damage Will Cost $1 Trillion a Year by 2050

Study Predicts Coastal Flooding Damage Will Cost $1 Trillion a Year by 2050

As the sea level rises and storms become more intense due to the effects of climate change, a new study predicts that damage to coastal cities will cost $1 trillion every year by 2050. The research, which

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Louisiana Flood Board Sues 97 Oil and Gas Companies Over Damage to Coastal Wetlands

Louisiana Flood Board Sues 97 Oil and Gas Companies Over Damage to Coastal Wetlands

Photo via Shutterstock Louisiana has seen its fair share of flooding and hurricane damage due to the loss of its wetlands, and now the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East is suing 97

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See Inside NYC’s New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach “Pods”

See Inside NYC’s New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach “Pods”

They might look more like Star Wars AT-ATs than bathrooms, but these new flood-proof, prefab beach buildings are causing quite a splash at several NYC beaches. Garrison Architects designed and implemented

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FEMA Expects 45% Increase in Flood Zones Across the US by 2100

FEMA Expects 45% Increase in Flood Zones Across the US by 2100

Photo via Shutterstock The Federal Emergency Management Agency just released a map of estimated flood zones in the United States for the year 2100—and it doesn't look good. According to FEMA, we can

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75,000 Displaced from Their Homes as Floodwaters Engulf Calgary

75,000 Displaced from Their Homes as Floodwaters Engulf Calgary

Photo by okeos Twenty-five neighborhoods in Calgary have been evacuated, thanks to overflowing rivers that have ransacked roads throughout the region. Southern Alberta has been inundated with deep

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Denmark’s Rabalder Park Can Store 10 Swimming Pools Worth of Floodwater

Denmark’s Rabalder Park Can Store 10 Swimming Pools Worth of Floodwater

Designed by Danish firm Nordarch, Rabalder Park combines its drainage function with recreation, offering the city inhabitants lots of hang-out, grill and dancing areas, fitness and parkour equipment and a

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Devastating Floods Across Central Europe Cause Thousands to Evacuate

Devastating Floods Across Central Europe Cause Thousands to Evacuate

This week heavy rainfall in Central Europe caused some of the worst flooding in centuries as rivers across Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic breached their banks. At least 16 people have died in the

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Mississippi River Flooding Forces Evacuation in Missouri After Levee Breach

Mississippi River Flooding Forces Evacuation in Missouri After Levee Breach

June, 2008 sandbag effort. Hundreds of people living in St. Charles County near St. Louis, Missouri were evacuated from their homes after a levee breach Monday night. The Mississippi River at St. Louis

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H&P Architects’ Bamboo Homes Float Above Rising Flood Waters on Recycled Oil Drums

H&P Architects’ Bamboo Homes Float Above Rising Flood Waters on Recycled Oil Drums

Bamboo was chosen for the homes not just because it is plentiful in the region, but it is also versatile, durable as well as traditional.  Bamboo frames, roofing and walls are arranged between long steel

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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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