Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities when it blew ashore on August 29, 2005. This essay discusses current thinking among experts on whether global warming may be contributing to the...
Long before Hurricane Katrina, most experts knew the city of New Orleans was vulnerable to flooding caused by hurricanes because it is below sea level, between a lake and a river, and on the hurricane-prone Gulf Coast....
Today, in the deepest part of the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River flows past rocks that are 1.7 billion years old. This video describes how the river cut vertically through layers of pre-existing rock as the plateau...
Hurricane Katrina provided a stark reminder of the importance of accurate hurricane prediction. This video segment, produced a year before Katrina struck, describes the then-current state of research into what causes...
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