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A Guide to Hurricanes

Fay, Gustav, Hanna, Ike: What's next for the U.S.? What causes nature's destructive storms? How do scientists study and predict them? How are they linked to global warming?

September 5, 2008

Drowning New Orleans

In a harrowing prediction of what would become the future, this 2001 feature notes that a major hurricane could swamp New Orleans under 20 feet of water, killing thousands

September 5, 2008 — Mark Fischetti

EPA scraps Yazoo River pumps project, environmentalists cheer

In a victory for environmentalists, federal environmental regulators have nixed a flood-control project they determined would threaten wildlife.

The move – which puts the kibosh on the proposed Yazoo Pumps Project to reduce flooding between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers – is only the 12th time the Environmental Protection Agency has used its authority to scrap a project under the Clean Water Act...

September 3, 2008 — Jordan Lite
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