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New research reveals how hurricanes shape the coastal landscape in the Everglades  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
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Floodplain damages affect long-term housing development in high-risk areas  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
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Flood buyouts disproportionately benefit whitest at-risk neighborhoods in cities  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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Storm Dennis wreaks havoc across UK, parts of France  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Britain on Monday grappled with the fallout from Storm Dennis, with several major incidents declared due to flooding and hundreds of warnings still in place after it battered the country... more
Storm Dennis wreaks havoc across UK, parts of France (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Britain on Monday began to clear up after Storm Dennis battered the country over the weekend, leading the government's weather agency to issue a rare "danger to life"... more
Man dies as Storm Dennis slams UK, power cuts hit France  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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Man dies as Storm Dennis hits UK  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A man died after falling into a river on Sunday as Storm Dennis swept across Britain with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds. more
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Dams overflow as Australia braces for more floods  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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New coastal overtopping forecast made available to the public  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Wikipedia, a source of information on natural disasters biased towards rich countries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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