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Climate change, superstorms, and civil engineering

September 13, 2018

America’s infrastructure is failing, earning a D-plus from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2017. What does this mean for coastal regions in the path of storms like Hurricane Florence, which are bigger, slower, and bring more rain?

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Engineering analysis reveals how climate change could leave cities in the dark

December 15, 2014

Cities such as Miami are all too familiar with hurricane-related power outages. But a Johns Hopkins University analysis finds climate change will give other major metropolitan areas a lot to worry about in the future. Johns Hopkins engineers created a computer model to predict the increasing vulnerability of power grids in major coastal cities during […]

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