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July 22, 2014
Is the US National Flood Insurance Program Affordable?
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 22, 2014
There is often tension between setting insurance premiums that reflect risk and dealing with equity/affordability issues. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in the United States recently moved toward elimination of certain premium discounts, but this raised issues with respect to the affordability of coverage for homeowners in flood-prone areas. Ultimately, Congress reversed course and reinstated discounted rates for certain classes of policyholders. Carolyn Kousky (Resources for the Futu ... read more

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New view of Rainier's volcanic plumbing
By measuring how fast Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, a University of Utah researcher and colleagues made a detailed picture of Mount Rainier's deep volcanic plumbing and partly molten ... more
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70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survives series of simulated earthquakes
A 70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment in the University of Nevada, Reno's new Earthquake Engineering Lab, the newest ad ... more
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Malaysian jet shot down in Ukraine
A Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed Thursday in strife-torn east Ukraine, with US officials saying it was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. ... more
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Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38
Millions of people in the Philippines endured a second sweltering day without power on Thursday after a ferocious typhoon paralysed the capital and tore down flimsy rural homes, claiming at least 38 lives. ... more
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Ancient town under water as downpours hit central China
One of China's renowned ancient towns was under water Wednesday as heavy rain hit the centre of the country, with tens of thousands of people evacuated from the area. ... more
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Three missing, thousands flee as typhoon hits eastern Philippines
Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines hunkered down in evacuation centres while three people were reported missing Tuesday as a typhoon pounded its eastern coast amid warnings of giant storm surges and heavy floods. ... more
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Satellites reveal possible catastrophic flooding months in advance
Data from NASA satellites can greatly improve predictions of how likely a river basin is to overflow months before it does, according to new findings by UC Irvine. The use of such data, which captur ... more
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Philippines braces for first major storm of the season
Thousands of people living in coastal areas of the Philippines were preparing on Monday to evacuate as the first major storm of the rainy season barrelled towards the archipelago. ... more
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Japan braced for more aftershocks of giant 2011 quake
Seismologists said an earthquake that struck near Japan's shuttered Fukushima nuclear site early Saturday was an aftershock of the tremor that sparked 2011's deadly tsunami, and warned of more to come. ... more
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Swiss railways and roads blocked after heavy rain
Heavy rain battering Switzerland triggered landslides and flooding that has halted train and road traffic near the capital Bern, authorities said on Sunday. ... more
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Study provides new approach to forecast hurricane intensity
New research from University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science suggests that physical conditions at the air-sea interface, where the ocean and atmosphere meet, is a k ... more
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Scripps scientists discover evidence of super-fast deep earthquake
As scientists learn more about earthquakes that rupture at fault zones near the planet's surface-and the mechanisms that trigger them-an even more intriguing earthquake mystery lies deeper in the pl ... more
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Flooding, havoc in Japan as Typhoon Neoguri batters mainland
Typhoon Neoguri slammed into the Japanese mainland Thursday bringing widespread flooding, ripping trees from their roots and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as tens of thousands were urged to seek shelter. ... more
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Flooding, havoc in Japan as Typhoon Neoguri batters mainland
Typhoon Neoguri slammed into the Japanese mainland Thursday bringing widespread flooding, ripping trees from their roots and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as tens of thousands were urged to seek shelter. ... more
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Japan issues highest alert over super typhoon Neoguri
Japan's weather agency issued its highest alert as super typhoon Neoguri barreled towards the southern Okinawa island chain on Monday, with 55,000 people urged to evacuate as officials warned of one of the worst storms in decades. ... more
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Newborn baby among dead as quake hits Mexico, Guatemala
A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Mexico and Guatemala on Monday killing at least three people - including a newborn baby at a hospital - and injuring dozens. ... more
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Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 years
A team of scientists led by Michael Sigl and Joe McConnell of Nevada's Desert Research Institute (DRI) has completed the most accurate and precise reconstruction to date of historic volcanic sulfate ... more
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At least two dead as quake hits Mexico, Guatemala
A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocked parts of southern Mexico and Guatemala on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring more than 40 others. ... more
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Weakened Tropical Storm Arthur heads to Canada
Tropical Storm Arthur rapidly lost strength Saturday as it headed off the far north-eastern US coast towards Canada, causing less damage than feared in the United States. ... more
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Weakened Hurricane Arthur heads up US East Coast
Hurricane Arthur, downgraded to a category one storm, carried its still-fierce winds and drenching rains toward the US northeast Friday, after getting the July 4 holiday off to a soggy start for vacationers further south. ... more
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Extinct undersea volcanoes squashed under crust cause tsunami earthquakes
New research has revealed the causes and warning signs of rare tsunami earthquakes, which may lead to improved detection measures. Tsunami earthquakes happen at relatively shallow depths in the ocea ... more
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New bridge design improves earthquake resistance, reduces damage and speeds construction
Researchers have developed a new design for the framework of columns and beams that support bridges, called "bents," to improve performance for better resistance to earthquakes, less damage and fast ... more
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Tropical Storm Arthur dampens US holiday beach plans
Tropical Storm Arthur gathered strength Wednesday, dampening beach getaways at some of America's most popular coastal areas just days before the July 4 holiday. ... more
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Double tropical storms dump heavy rains in Mexico
Tropical Storm Elida swirled off Mexico's Pacific coast Tuesday while Douglas pulled away - but the double hit was dumping heavy rains in much of Mexico, the national weather service reported. ... more
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