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Irene Aftermaths : Floodings And Deaths

Irene Aftermaths : Floodings And Deaths

Causing unprecedented flooding in several states, post-tropical storm Irene has killed 40 people in the US, and authorities are warning that flooding could continue for up to three days in northern states. USGS scientists are already assessing landslide potential for areas in the path of Hurricane Irene’s rainfall.

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USGS In the Surge Sampling for Nutrients, Sediment, E. coli, and Pesticides

USGS In the Surge Sampling for Nutrients, Sediment, E. coli, and Pesticides

As Hurricane Irene has left her mark along the East Coast, USGS crews are sampling water for pesticides, E. coli, nutrients, and sediment to document water quality in areas affected by the hurricane.

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Toxic Algae Still Turns Brittany’s Beaches Green

Toxic Algae Still Turns Brittany’s Beaches Green

One year after the French Government launched a National Plan Against Green Algae, toxic seaweed which have accumulated on beaches in Brittany, are still causing great problems along the country’s coastlines. All summer long, there have been constant and costly efforts to remove tons of toxic algae from beaches, but no sooner than the seaweed is removed, more grows.

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Hurricane Irene Opens New Inlets on Hatteras Island

Hurricane Irene Opens New Inlets on Hatteras Island

Personnel from the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) are actively surveying the North Carolina coast following the passage of Hurricane Irene. Center Director Dr. Rob Young completed a surveillance flight of the northern Outer Banks Sunday morning and filed a first report of storm impacts.

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Typhoon Nanmadol

Typhoon Nanmadol

After batterring and flooding Taiwan and the Philippines, Nammadol typhoon is now on its way to the southern part of Fujian province, China where red warnings, the highest level on the Chinese typhoon scale, have been issued.

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NYC appears to escape the worst as Irene roars in

NYC appears to escape the worst as Irene roars in

Under its first hurricane warning in a quarter-century, the nation’s largest city had taken extensive precautions. Seawater surged into the streets of Manhattan on Sunday, but the city appeared to escape the worst fears of urban disaster.

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Hurricane Irene surges ashore in North Carolina

Hurricane Irene surges ashore in North Carolina

Hurricane Irene blasted ashore in North Carolina on Saturday, as it moved north on a track to batter major US cities. NOAA warns of extremely dangerous storm tide raising water levels by as much as 5 to 9 feet above ground level, and the surge will be accompanied by large, destructive and life-threatening waves.

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Oil Pipeline From Alberta Tar Sands To Texas Coast: On Its Way To Final Approval

Oil Pipeline From Alberta Tar Sands To Texas Coast: On Its Way To Final Approval

In a blow to campaigners, the US State Department said the proposed 1,700-mile pipeline, that will pump oil from the tar sands of Alberta to the Texas coast, would not cause significant damage to the environment…

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New York City Hurricanes History

New York City Hurricanes History

As New York City begins evacuating residents from low-lying area ahead of Hurricane Irene, the storm looks increasingly likely to pass across New Jersey or Long Island on Sunday. Hurricanes are rare this far north, and that rarity makes them even more perilous.

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