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Lessons in storm surge and Sandy’s politics

30 November 2012
Hace dos años se propuso que los arrecifes de ostras en la bahía de New York se convirtieran en una barrera natural para detener tormentas. Foto de: Kate Orff

Pedro Walpole, SJ with scientific contribution from Wendy Clavano Tropical cyclone Sandy killed 71 people when it blew through Haiti and Cuba last October.  In Haiti, over 370,000 people are still in tent cities since the January 2010 earthquake and the recent droughts and now floods have destroyed crops, compounding the problems.  Even if...
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