duminică, 31 mai 2009

Hurricane barriers floated to keep sea out of NYC

NEW YORK – When experts sketch out nightmare hurricane scenarios, a New York strike tends to be high on the list.
Besides shaking skyscrapers, a major hurricane could send the Atlantic Ocean surging into the nation's largest city, flooding Wall Street, subways and densely packed neighborhoods.
As a new hurricane season starts Monday, some scientists and engineers are floating an ambitious solution: Barriers to choke off the surging sea and protect flood-prone areas. Full story:

* BBC: Ancient tsunami 'hit New York':
* LiveScience: Antarctic Meltdown Would Flood Washington, D.C.:
* CNN: City floating on the sea could be just 3 years away: