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Study: Large areas of fresh water boost hurricane strength

GULF COAST — If a hurricane’s path carries it over large areas of fresh water, it will potentially intensify 50 percent faster than those that do not pass over such regions, meaning it has greater potential to become a stronger storm and be more devastating, according to a study co-written by a group of researchers at Texas A&M University. Ping ...

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Low river allowing saltwater to threaten drinking supplies

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Army Corps of Engineers said yesterday it would construct an underwater sill in the Mississippi River as it seeks to stop saltwater from threatening drinking water supplies in the New Orleans area. It’s needed because water levels in the drought-stricken Mississippi have gotten so low that the river is nearly at sea level, allowing salt water ...

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Finding fresh water

Oil spill forces many boaters inland Dave Burrage has a piece of advice for recreational boaters on the Gulf as the oil spill widens — stay out. And for those boaters opting for oil-free, inland waters, he warns that carries risks, as well — to boats and their passengers. “For people and the environment, the safest place right now for ...

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