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|10/27/2016 08:00 AM|
|This hoverboard startup wants to create floating cities to combat climate change|
As rising sea levels continue to threaten coastal communities around the world, a potential (and far-fetched) idea has emerged to protect houses and apartment buildings by floating them on pools of water like a boat. Arx Pax, the Silicon Valley startup behind the Hendo hoverboard, recently filed a patent for something it calls a self-adjusting floating environment, or SAFE Building System, that it plans to license to real estate developers, aid groups, and governments interested in creating climate change-proof communities.
|10/26/2016 11:10 PM|
|Australia set for more heatwaves amid climate change: study|
Australia is set to experience more heatwaves, with record-breaking hot weather becoming "normal" across the continent as climate change pushes up land and sea temperatures, a government report warned Thursday. The biannual State of the Climate report from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and national science body CSIRO said Australia was already experiencing more extremely hot days and severe fire seasons, and projections showed temperatures would likely keep rising. "Australian temperatures will almost certainly continue to increase over the coming decades.
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