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How do you stop San Francisco Bay from flooding the city? Hold a contest

Waters in San Francisco Bay will likely be 40 centimeters higher in 40 years thanks to climate change. That may sound like a drop in the bucket for the famously hilly city, but the upper estimate for the next century—tides up 1.4 meters—could threaten buildings and city infrastructure, especially in the case of warming-fueled storm surges...

July 22, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Watchdogs: Feds buried data proving that handheld tech dangerously distracts drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) put politics above public safety in 2003 when it suppressed research estimating that cell phone use—both phone calls and text messaging—while driving had caused hundreds of thousands of car accidents and hundreds of crash-related deaths the previous year, the New York Times reports...

July 21, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

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