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Hurricanes Aren’t Moving as Fast as They Used to, and That’s Bad

The pace at which hurricanes move across the planet is slowing, according to new research. This suggests Hurricane Harvey, which stalled over Texas last summer, may not have been an anomaly, and that highly destructive, slow-moving tropical storms are becoming more common. Read More >>

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Climate Change Will Always Hurt Poor People the Most 

Two to three times a year, heavy rain and backed-up raw sewage flood a block of Peoplestown, Atlanta. Stormwater collects on the highly-impervious concrete buildup of the intersecting interstates 20 and 75/85 just north and flows downhill where it pools on the residential street. Enough rain can bring foul odours and brown-coloured water. Promises to update the city’s sewers came and went with the 1996 Olympics, but failed to fix all of the problems in this low-lying, low-income neighbourhood. Read More >>

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Hurricane Harvey Drone Footage is Absolutely Heartbreaking

We’ve all seen plenty of heartbreaking images from Texas this weekend, as vicious floods continue to destroy lives and property in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. But some of the most chilling footage has been taken from the sky, as hobby drones in the region document the devastation that’s still taking place. Read More >>

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North Korea Asks for Help in Wake of its Devastating Flood

In a rare admission that life isn’t paradise within its borders, North Korea is asking for international aid in wake of devastating floods that state media claims to have impacted tens of thousands of people. Information released Sunday by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs confirms that North Korea is dealing with a big natural disaster. Read More >>

science
Look At This Huge Floating Raft Made Out of Ants

How many thousands of ants do you think are in this floating ant raft? I mean the size of it is just ridiculous, and there are more ants clumped up in balls on top of the raft as well. Ants have been known to link their legs and mouths to create these sorts of rafts during flooding but this one is more like the size of an ant island. Apparently, they can survive for weeks just holding each other like this. Read More >>

environment
Why This Weekend’s Record Flooding in Louisiana Was So Extreme

Historic, record flooding gripped southeastern Louisiana this weekend after neighbourhoods from Baton Rouge to Livingston were swamped under an absolute torrent of rainfall. As of this morning, 20,000 people have been rescued from their homes, and the danger is far from over. Read More >>

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Woman and Dog’s Crazy Rescue From Sinking Car Captured on Video

At least 2,000 people were rescued from unprecedented rising flood waters in southern States on Saturday, and that was just the last reported count. There’s one rescue in particular you have to see though. Read More >>

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Louisiana Deals With Unprecedented Flooding as Water Levels Continue to Rise

Parts of America’s Deep South are in the middle of experiencing out-of-control flooding, and the waters are continuing to rise. Read More >>

environment
Did the Apocalypse Just Start?

Over the past 48 hours, compelling evidence has emerged that a long-anticipated End Times is finally upon us. Let’s have a look. Read More >>

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This Floating Walkway is Christo’s First Truly Important Work of Art

Over the weekend, my social media feeds were draped in neon orange as the world exuberantly shared the first photos of Christo’s latest work, The Floating Piers, a 1.8-mile walkway across an Italian lake. It's easily the artist’s most ambitious piece from an engineering perspective—and one that actually adds value to its location. Read More >>

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Texas Man Buys Dam Online To Protect Home From Flooding, And It Worked

As thousands were evacuated across multiple counties in Texas due to horrible flooding, one man and his family are living high and dry thanks to something he bought on the internet. Read More >>

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Climate Change Directly Affected the Flooding in Paris

Last week’s flooding in France saw rivers reach their highest levels in 50 years, forcing the Louvre to move its art away from rising waters. After the floods caused 18 deaths and nearly one billion Euros in damage, French President Francois Hollande made a statement urging his country to take stronger action against climate change. Now a group of researchers have scientific evidence to back up Hollande’s plea, and have issued a report stating that human-caused climate change played an “important role” in France’s historic deluge. Read More >>

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The Louvre is Moving Art Due to Historic Flooding in Paris

Over the last few days heavy flooding across France, Austria, and Germany has resulted in some scary photos, including surreal images of the Seine spilling over its banks in Paris. The river is getting a little too close for comfort for the Louvre, which is relocating some of its art. Read More >>

design
Putting Buildings on Hydraulic Legs is the Ultimate Flood Protection

We are slowly hurtling towards a dystopian future where cities raise themselves on hydraulic legs to begin the long hunt for resources. Only, in this case, replace cities with greenhouses, and the only resource being hunted here is dry land. Read More >>