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Storm Cleanup Begins in Soggy Midwest...

Citation for Aquapocalypse

Aquapocalypse. Ultimate deluge, or terminal inundation.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Off-Topic: Aquapocalypse Now!

This past weekend my pal Bob and I went on an epic 300+ mile journey from one end of the vast Lake Roosevelt to the other in an old school motor boat, a journey that I will now think of as “That One Time When That Bear Almost Ate Me.”

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The Flood of Ohio

 

Living with Water: Visions of a Flooded Future

The latest Building Futures report, “Living with Water: Visions of a flooded future”, has been published.
 
As part of the RIBA’s combating climate change programme, Living with Water brings together five essays from a range of professionals and futurologists. They each explore our evolving relationship with water, the architectural responses to increasing flood risk, and highlight the emerging opportunity to inject long-term vision and imagination into the development of the Thames Gateway.
 
Our development horizon is stretching further into the future than ever before, largely in response to the challenges of climate change. This publication asks: what are the benefits and opportunities of such a long term vision, and what must be start now to ensure our future communities take full advantage? The report is a collection of thoughts and propositions from a range of commentators, exploring our dynamic relationship with water in the Thames Gateway, looking to the future opportunities and threats that will exist in a world more at risk of flooding, and attempting to uncover what this means for development in the region today.
 
To receive a hard copy of the report, please email the Building Futures team: info@buildingfutures.org.uk
 
Read the press release
 
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In this photo taken by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and released by Korea News Service, people wade through a flooded street in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday Aug 11, 2007. A heavy rain over the last five days caused flood and damages in North Korea, according to KCNA.

In this photo taken by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and released by Korea News Service, people wade through a flooded street in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday Aug 11, 2007. A heavy rain over the last five days caused flood and damages in North Korea, according to KCNA. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

Hundreds dead, missing after NKorea rain

First 7 months of year were wettest on record for Texas…


Flooding Causes Major Transit Meltdown…
Flight delays, subway soaked…
Rainstorm Cripples Gotham…
‘Cab line 1000 people deep at Penn station’…
Fights Breakout at overcrowded bus stops…

Lost city ‘could rewrite history’

Excavated Harrapan remains (Picture: North Park University)

The city is believed to predate the Harappan civilisation

By BBC News Online’s Tom Housden The remains of what has been described as a huge lost city may force historians and archaeologists to radically reconsider their view of ancient human history.

Marine scientists say archaeological remains discovered 36 metres (120 feet) underwater in the Gulf of Cambay off the western coast of India could be over 9,000 years old.

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