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Tropical Storm Irma’s surge floods Jacksonville and Charleston

[ad_1] Pedestrians make their way through downtown streets after Tropical Storm Irma brought floodwaters to Jacksonville, Florida on Sept. 11, 2017.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Andrew Freedman2017-09-11 18:28:30 UTC Hurricane Irma, which was reclassified as a tropical storm early Monday, saved some of its worst storm surge impacts for northeast Florida, coastal Georgia, and South Carolina.  In […]

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Melted permafrost floods doomsday seed vault

[ad_1] The vault was built in a mountain on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago, 800 miles away from the North Pole. The surrounding permafrost and stable tectonics made the location seem ideal when the vault opened in 2008, but less than a decade later, climate change has undermined assumptions that the […]