Can nature-based alternatives to seawalls keep the waves at bay?

Can nature-based alternatives to seawalls keep the waves at bay?

Areas across the U.S. that see a greater risk of flooding due to extreme weather and rising sea levels are turning to a drastic solution: building a wall. In Miami, a 20-meter sea wall has been proposed. In Charleston, South Carolina, a $1.1 billion plan to build a seawall around the city’s downtown awaits signature …

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The Fed’s Barkin said rate hikes should continue until inflation hits 2%

The Fed’s Barkin said rate hikes should continue until inflation hits 2%

Despite positive inflation data this week, Richmond Federal Reserve President Thomas Barkin said Friday that more interest rate hikes will be needed to ease price pressures. This week’s release shows that consumer and wholesale Price increases softened “It was very welcoming,” Birkin told CNBC in July.Squawk on the road“In a live interview. “So we are …

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Amy bosses celebrated gains by offering pay rises below inflation  Corporate governance

Amy bosses celebrated gains by offering pay rises below inflation Corporate governance

Bosses at outsourcing firm Amey have celebrated a £500m revenue jump and £92m profit rise despite it clashing with workers over a below-inflation pay offer that a union says would “put Scrooge to shame”. The self-described “government’s largest strategic supplier” employs thousands of staff on outsourced contracts and is struggling to get paid the same …

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Surprise, Surprise: Subsurface Water On Mars Defies Expectations

Surprise, Surprise: Subsurface Water On Mars Defies Expectations

An artist’s illustration of the InSight lander on Mars. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is designed to give the Red Planet its first full look back since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Physics relates seismic data to the properties of rocks and sediments. A new …

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Inflation hits Americans’ grocery bills as food prices accelerate

Inflation hits Americans’ grocery bills as food prices accelerate

Financial Services Committee member French Hill discussed on ‘Fox Business Tonight’ in July how American families are struggling despite little relief in inflation. Inflation is crushing the grocery budgets of Americans across the United States, with food prices accelerating to new four-decade highs in July. While the consumer price index, which measures a basket of …

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Researchers find new ways to steer fusion with lasers and magnetic fields

Researchers find new ways to steer fusion with lasers and magnetic fields

Assistant Professor Arijit Bose is a junior member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware. He has a grant from Sandia National Laboratory to study inertial insulation fusion, which uses magnetized pressure to produce nuclear fusion. Credit: Jeffrey C. Chase Imagine trying to summon the sun into your research lab. …

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Five Chinese state-owned companies will be delisted from the NYSE

Five Chinese state-owned companies will be delisted from the NYSE

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Five Chinese state-owned companies, including China Life Insurance (601628.SS) and oil giant Sinopec (600028.SS) said on Friday that it would delist from the New York Stock Exchange amid diplomatic and economic tensions with the United States. Companies, including Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco) (601600.SS)Petro China (601857.SS) and Sinopec Shanghai …

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The US spent six decades losing the climate war. It has finally gained significant ground

The US spent six decades losing the climate war. It has finally gained significant ground

The scientists’ warning to the US president about the climate crisis was stark: the countries of the world were conducting a vast and dangerous experiment through their massive release of planet-warming emissions, which threaten to be “harmful from the point of view of beings human”. They asked for some kind of corrective action. This official …

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Why ‘Box Fatigue’ Could Hit the Apparel Industry, Stitch Fix

Why ‘Box Fatigue’ Could Hit the Apparel Industry, Stitch Fix

A selection of menswear packaged by Trunk Club, which was discontinued earlier this year after Nordstrom bought personal styling services in 2014. Source: Trunk Club After graduating with a master’s degree a decade ago, David Hill wanted to improve his personal style and signed up for Trunk Club, which promised to mail him boxes of …

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