Moon Wobble Means Flood Trouble

By Donna Conneely Many news outlets are reporting on a ‘new' moon wobble that will result in an increase in coastal flooding in the coming decade. In reality, the lunar wobble is not new at all; it was first discovered in the early 1700's. Today, scientists understand that the wobble appears on a regular schedule,…
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The Mighty Gulf Stream Slows Down

By Donna Conneely The mighty Gulf Stream is an invisible force that has a vast impact on the entire planet, but very few people even know what it is! Many might guess that the Gulf Stream is a wind system, but they would be wrong. The Gulf Stream is actually a powerful ocean current; one…
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Flood Protection for Hospitals

By Donna Conneely When a community suffers a flooding emergency, there are often injured people who need immediate medical assistance. But what happens if the nearest hospital is also affected by the flood? What if the hospital itself is flooded? Hospitals present numerous challenges as far as flood protection. Because the patient areas must be…
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2020 Hurricane Season Smashes Records

By Donna Conneely The year 2020 was truly an annus horribilis for many, many reasons. It was the year that brought a global pandemic with its attendant economic and mental health crises, record-breaking fires in Australia and the western US, painful racial justice reckoning, a traumatic election year in the US, an exacerbation of climate-related…
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