Jonathan Waterman

Explore/Protect: How can we Better Protect People From Extreme Weather Events?

Sponsored Content This content is brought to you by AXA Research Fund.  After a recent fact-finding trip to New Orleans, I was shocked to learn how the decade old, moderate-sized Category 3 Hurricane Katrina has scarred the city.  Seeing neighborhoods in ruins and meeting survivors still too traumatized to talk about the floods is a wake-up…

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2012 Mission to the North Pacific Plastic Gyre

In 1988, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers measuring pollution in the Sea of Japan predicted that plastic contamination would show up in much greater quantities in the Pacific Ocean.  Researchers had already confirmed the presence of a new, giant soup of plastics, which the media eventually dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. In fact,…

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