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Identifying Solutions to Changing Wave Patterns

By Marco Pluijm 2017-02-23 18:53:16

A recent University of California study highlighted unprecedented erosion of the U.S. Pacific coastline saying:  “Last winter’s El Niño might have felt weak to residents of Southern California, but it was in fact one of the most powerful climate events of the past 145 years. “If such severe El Niño events become more common in the future as some studies suggest they might, the California coast - home to more than 25 million people - may become increasingly vulnerable...

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Dirty Bombs and Offshore Ports

By Marco Pluijm 2016-07-17 03:24:48

On July 7, a joint hearing was held of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, regarding the examination of “the Maritime Nuclear Smuggling Threat and other Port Security and Smuggling Risks in the U.S.” One of the main topics at this hearing was the risk of terrorists smuggling a dirty bomb into the U.S. and detonating such device in a densely populated, urbanized area....

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