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August 5, 2019
05
Aug

NOLA.com: Corps of Engineers looking to apply Barry experience to planning for future storms

Hurricane Barry’s approach last month left many in the New Orleans area anxious and uncertain. Despite being a relatively weak storm, it came while the Mississippi River was at a height not normally seen during hurricane season, and forecasters warned that if it approached on just the right track, a surge could push the river’s...
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05
Aug

Inside Climate News: Climate Change Becomes an Issue for Ratings Agencies

The risk of a ratings downgrade can pressure cities and companies to take steps to mitigate climate risks, such as from sea level rise. One of the main agencies that rates the creditworthiness of big borrowers, including cities and corporations, has brought on board a data firm specializing in climate risks. It’s a signal that...
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