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Which U.S. Counties Are Struck By Hurricanes Most Frequently?

May 7th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

It's creeping towards that time of year for Eastern and Gulf states in the U.S. to prepare for hurricane season. Having lived through many Florida hurricanes, experiencing the water (everywhere) and the wind clearing out stagnant energy, the atmosphere is refreshing — if houses remain and people are fine. Electricity can be knocked out for hours or days, which can be stressful but can also be relaxing. It depends on your situation, your needs, and your point of view


There Were 137 Oil Spills In The U.S. In 2018 — See Where They Happened

May 5th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Oil spills don’t make the news very often unless they are big, like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, which killed 11 people and spewed an estimated 205 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But spills happen frequently. According to data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were 137 oil spills in 2018, about 11 per month


Republican States Have The Loneliest (& Dirties) Commutes — Infographic

May 2nd, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The emerging popularity of electric vehicles has helped to alleviate the burden of vehicular carbon dioxide emissions. Nevertheless, American states still have an outsized carbon footprint. With gas-powered vehicles responsible for troubling carbon dioxide emissions in the US, a small difference, such as driving with a coworker and/or driving electric, can help create change


New Orleans — “Biking Boomtown” — Doubled Rate Of Bicycle Commuters In 10 Years

April 21st, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

New Orleans rivals and surpasses other America cities in so many ways. Music first comes to mind — oh, to be the birthplace of Jazz — but there's also the city's French and Spanish Creole architecture, its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage, cuisine, annual celebrations such as the colorful, magical Mardi Gras. New Orleans also deserves praise for propelling itself so rapidly ahead in terms of transport — doing what it takes other cities many years to do


US May See Heavier Rains Increase By 5 Times, Research Finds

December 21st, 2016 | by Adam Johnston

You know the saying — “When it rains, it pours.” However, this may actually be the future normal rather than a simple idiom. A recent report suggests extreme rain storms which occur on average once a season may increase 400% by century's end. The study, published in the Nature Climate Change journal, said storms could increase by 5 times in a season within this century



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