floods

Bamboo Houses to Tackle Flash Floods

April 17, 2013 / No Comments

When natural calamities strike, people are rendered homeless. Keeping them safe when such mishaps happen is not possible unless they could afford homes that could withstand the brawling forces of nature. Many projects have looked at architecture design choices to deal with building costs and durability. Flood prone locales should need homes that can float on the gushing water and should ...

Lake Lanier Water Levels Rising, Georgia Flooding Becoming a Threat

September 21, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6421" align="aligncenter" width="498" caption="Lake Lanier"][/caption] With massive amounts of rain on Sunday and last night, things have gone from bad to worse in Northern Georgia where serious flooding have taken two lives already and caused serious damage. Meanwhile, the Army Corps of Engineers is keeping an eye on Lake Lanier where the water levels have risen four inches since Saturday ...

Developing nations urged to halve greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050

July 9, 2009 / 2 Comments

The United Kingdom, France and Italy have called upon major developing economies such as India and China to sign up for the goal of halving the world’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050, from 1990 levels. [caption id="attachment_5906" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Foreign Minister Franco Frattini "][/caption] At the summit of the G8 (Group of Eight industrialized nations) held in Italy, some developed nations like the ...

Flash Floods to be Predicted by Analysing Lightning

November 26, 2008 / 1 Comment

Flash floods are becoming more of a global threat than ever before with errant climate patterns that are being constantly altered and disturbed with man's intrusion. Global warming seems to be causing a lot more than just the gradual melting of the poles as the set climate patterns are now becoming more and more unpredictable. Flash floods are different from normal ...