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Article ID: 721066

Plant physiology will be major contributor to future river flooding, UCI study finds

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 21, 2019 – The next time a river overflows its banks, don’t just blame the rain clouds. Earth system scientists from the University of California, Irvine have identified another culprit: leafy plants. In a study published today in Nature Climate Change, the UCI researchers describe the emerging role of ecophysiology in riparian flooding.

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21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: With Coastal Waters Rising, Researchers Provide First-Ever National Assessment of FEMA Buyouts

Article ID: 720455

With Coastal Waters Rising, Researchers Provide First-Ever National Assessment of FEMA Buyouts

University of Delaware

A first-of-its-kind study of FEMA buyouts in flood-prone areas nationwide found that most occur in wealthy, denser counties, but that within those areas the most likely targets were vulnerable communities. The study paves the way for future research into equity, race and effectiveness of the buyouts.

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9-Oct-2019 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720447

UCI-Led Team to Study Socioeconomic Effects of Coastal Flooding in California

University of California, Irvine

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine are leading a new project with three other UC campuses to study the impact of coastal flooding on disadvantaged communities in California. Launched with funding from the National Science Foundation’s Coastlines & People initiative, the effort will employ advanced simulation systems to deepen understanding of increasing flood risks within the state’s two most imperiled areas: Greater Los Angeles and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

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9-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719505

New Collaborative Hazard and Disaster Research Network Aims to Advance Innovation

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A new grant from the National Science Foundation will support the creation of a national network of researchers in systems engineering seeking to develop innovative methods for mitigating, responding to, and learning from hazards and disasters.

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24-Sep-2019 9:15 AM EDT
Newswise: Soils Could Be Affected by Climate Change, Impacting Water and Food

Article ID: 718769

Soils Could Be Affected by Climate Change, Impacting Water and Food

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Coasts, oceans, ecosystems, weather and human health all face impacts from climate change, and now valuable soils may also be affected. Climate change may reduce the ability of soils to absorb water in many parts of the world, according to a Rutgers-led study. And that could have serious implications for groundwater supplies, food production and security, stormwater runoff, biodiversity and ecosystems.

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11-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717926

'100-Year' Floods Will Happen Every 1 to 30 Years, According to New Flood Maps

Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science

A 100-year flood is supposed to be just that: a flood that occurs once every 100 years, or a flood that has a one-percent chance of happening every year.

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23-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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