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Mies Van Der Rohe's Farnsworth House Is At Risk

Construction / Architecture : Co.Design

To protect against future flooding, preservationists want to raise Mies's masterpiece with hydraulic jacks. At Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House--built on a flood plain in Plano, Illinois--preservationists are desperate to ensure...

Chicago flooding a threat to wash Asian Carp into Lake Michigan

Hobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Rains have brought the Des Plaines River on the east side of Chicago to major flood stage and a record flood crest was expected yesterday. Asian Carp are present in the Des Plaines River and the flood event is capable of washing sig...

Guest Post: Fargo Leaders Have Devised A Plan To Push Their Flood Problem Onto Someone Else

US Politics / Conservative : Say Anything Blog

“Natural flood plain” is a phrase that has been getting some attention recently. Flood plains serve as natural flood protection. When a river is allowed to spread out it reduces the height of flood for everyone. Conversely, when a f...

Plain stupid: the Government's planning policies threaten more flood damage

Politics / UK Politics : News

Half the houses built in Britain since the Second World War are on flood plains, and development on them is still growing twice as fast as elsewhere. And, as I argue in this weekend's column in the Daily Telegraph the Government's h...

Does global warming destroy your house in a flood?

Academics / Biology : Greg Laden's Blog

Joe and Mary built a house. They built it on an old flood plain of a small river, though there’d not been a flood in years. This was a 500-year flood plain. Not a very floody flood plain at all. The local zoning code required that f...


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