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After Hurricane Harvey, can we please rebuild our infrastructure in a way that makes sense?

At The Conversation, Thaddeus R. Miller and Mikhail Chester write—6 rules for rebuilding infrastructure in an era of ‘unprecedented’ weather events. By Meteor Blades Unfortunately, Harvey delivered and then some with early estimates of the damage at over US$190 billion, which would make it the costliest storm in U.S. history. The rain dumped on the Houston area by Harvey has been […]

September 11th

Hurricane Harvey’s impact: Chemical spills

We published an article at CleanTechnica just a few months back discussing the possibility that massive amounts of dangerous petrochemicals could be released into the city of Houston if the region was to hit by a storm bringing high levels of storm surge with it. Houston, you see, is home to coastal storage facilities that are host to chemicals […]

August 31st

Ask flooded South Carolina how they’re adapting to climate change

By Meteor Blades Once-in-a-millennium South Carolina storm worsened by climate change. Although no single weather event can be blamed on climate change, the 2009 National Climate Assessment pointed out that by the mid-21st century, parts of the United States could experience two or more days of rainfall per year that exceed local records. That certainly […]

October 5th