Flooding

November 13, 2008, 11am PST
FEMA has redone official maps of flood-prone areas across the country, designating some as flood zones for the first time.
USA Today
June 19, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This article from <em>The Christian Science Monitor</em> looks at how development, farm practices, and population growth have increased the risk of flooding.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
June 18, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Flood waters along the Mississippi River continue to rise, leaving many Midwest towns deep under water. The Army Corps of Engineers has just identified 27 levees that may not be high enough to handle the rising waters.</p>
USA Today
June 11, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Housing groups in Katrina-affected regions are expressing their outrage after a CNN investigation uncovered that tons of supplies intended for hurricane victims sat in storage for two years before being given away to cities and other organizations.</p>
CNN
April 20, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>A massive dam project in Turkey that would flood historic areas and displace 50,000 people is losing international support, as officials in Germany threaten to pull out of the project -- often called a smaller version of China's Three Gorges Dam.</p>
Der Spiegel
April 1, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>This article from <em>Next American City</em> looks at the new land use ideas that are guiding development in disaster-prone areas.</p>
The Next American City
March 26, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>This article from <em>Architect Magazine</em> wonders what coastal cities will look like after the sea level rises.</p>
Architect Magazine
March 26, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Operation "Rialto" will lift some Venice buildings up to 3.3 feet in an effort to avoid the negative implications of sea level rise.</p>
Terra Daily
March 21, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>The vast levee system under construction by the Army Corps of Engineers may not be sufficient to protect New Orleans as the climate continues to change.</p>
Grist
March 20, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Flooding in the Mississippi River floodplain in Missouri caused federal officials to call for the removal of buildings and homes in the threatened area in 1993. But now, development is being allowed in the same flood-prone areas.</p>
Grist
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