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Flood Balloon Could Plug Subway Tunnels

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Scientists are developing a "subway tampon" to halt underground flooding

For coastal communities, the new reality of a changing climate means dealing with the effects of rising seas and massive storms. Just ask New Yorkers. Fortunately, there are smart people around the world dreaming up ways to defend against storm surges and flooding. At West Virginia University, researchers are at work on a seemingly simple engineering concept aimed at halting floodwaters in......read more

Carl de Keyzer: Moments Before The Flood

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New book from Belgian photographer examines European coastlines in flux

Since 2007, Carl de Keyzer has been traveling around Europe's various coastlines, shooting pictures of decaying fortifications along the shore. The crumbling walls and ruined bunkers offer a telling symbol for mankind's response to global warming. The photos are collected in a new book, Moments Before The Flood, which takes an abstract yet powerful look at the threat of flooding caused by......read more

Blame Climate Change for Extreme Winter Weather

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Scientists link winter storms to increased moisture in the air due to climate cahnge.

Heavy snowfall and intense storms in much of the U.S. this winter has climate change skeptics asking, "If global warming is real, then why is it so cold and wet?" We've got your answer. As the planet heats up, more water is evaporated into the atmosphere. And because the atmosphere is warmer, it is able to hold that water. When the atmosphere becomes saturated, intense storms ensue.According to......read more

Thinking Like the Dutch

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Urban development re-imagined on the Sandy-affected coast

To understand water management, there is no better country to learn from than Holland. The famously waterlogged nation has a system of dikes, dams and windmills that dates back to the Middle Ages, and it’s also where you’ll find the most innovative thinking about coast management today.  So when Shaun Donovan, Obama’s housing secretary, was selected to head up  the......read more

Manmade Land: Photos by Siebe Swart

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Aerial photographs of Dutch waterworks

As global temperatures continue their upward trajectory, rising seas are an imminent threat for low-lying countries like Holland. The famously waterlogged nation is at the vanguard of innovation in water management, employing groundbreaking tactics to protect human settlements and maintain coastal land. In Manmade Land, Dutch photographer Siebe Swart shows his country's struggles with rising......read more

Floating Architecture Addresses Rising Seas

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With climate change threatening coastal communities, floating buildings move from science fiction to reality

From unpredictable floods to rising sea levels, the earth-altering phenomena induced by climate change are changing the way humans coexist with water. Urged on by the demands of global warming, architects and city planners are responding to the challenge with buildings that sit on or above the shifting seas. Aqua-architecture has a long history in the Netherlands (a full third of the country......read more

Insuring Against Climate Change

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Increasingly extreme bouts of weather are challenging how the insurance industry predicts risk

In a changing climate, with swirling temperatures in rising oceans, extreme weather is the new norm. This is of great concern to the insurance industry, which recently told US Senators that a surge in weather-related catastrophes has forced billions of dollars in payouts. That's why insurers (and reinsurers, who insure the insurers) are looking to new ways to predict climate-related risk.......read more

Balloon Fiesta

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Michael Salisbury's epic video of the 2010 Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM.

Hot air balloons are powered by burning big quantities of propane, so they could hardly be considered a clean form of transport. But man, they can be pretty to look at. This time-lapse vid of the annual Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico proves it. Capturing a bunch of balloonists taking to the skies, the video was assembled by Michael Salisbury, and is nicely scored by “Phoneme” from......read more

Balloon Shakers

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Unique glass shakers designed by Masayuki Kurokawa $68.00

These Balloon Shakers bring a whole new level of beauty to a typically mundane kitchen object: the salt shaker. The shakers, designed by famed Japanese architect and product designer Masayuki Kurokawa, can be used for all types of seasonings, from bright yellow saffron to crimson paprika. Handblown in Japan by Shotoku Glass Co., a company with roots in making light bulbs, Balloon Shakers......read more

Astoria Scum River Bridge

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Unauthorized, recycled wood foot bridge spans stretch of flooded NYC sidewalk.

Sometimes, when the government won't act on a problem, you have to take matters into your own hands. For several years, a leaky pipe in Astoria in New York City beneath the Hell Gate Bridge viaduct submerged a well-walked stretch of sidewalk under a festering cesspool of standing water. Astoria Scum River, as it was called, was not only gross but dangerously icy in the winter. In the......read more

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