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Americans Are Already Moving Away From The Rising Water’s Edge

Americans Are Already Moving Away From The Rising Water’s Edge

The U.S. is slowly being gripped by a flooding crisis as seas rise and waterways overflow with ever more alarming frequency. An idea at the forefront for how to help Americans cope is so-called managed retreat, a process of moving away from affected areas and letting former neighbourhoods return to…

NASA And FEMA Will Simulate An Impending Asteroid Strike Next Week

NASA And FEMA Will Simulate An Impending Asteroid Strike Next Week

NASA, FEMA and other national and international agencies are once again gearing up for a hypothetical asteroid impact preparedness scenario. They hope to learn the best strategies for responding to a potential strike, starting from the moment a threatening asteroid is first detected by astronomers.

Politics Is Making Puerto Rico’s Problems Harder

Politics Is Making Puerto Rico’s Problems Harder

All photos: AP Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, US President Trump finally waived the Jones Act for the island, allowing more emergency supplies reach the battered territory’s shores. The World War I-era law prevented foreign-owned ships from delivering their goods for days, leaving Puerto…