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What We Learned From Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

What We Learned From Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

As the tenth anniversary of hurricanes Katrina (Aug. 29) and Rita (Sept. 23) approaches, memories of the storms vividly remain for Texans. Katrina killed more than 1,800 people and Rita forced the largest evacuation in Texas history, with more than 3 million people leaving the Houston-Galveston area. There are lessons to be learned from both, says a Texas A&M University severe storms expert.

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Some Pacific Ocean Trenches Are Younger Than Believed

Some Pacific Ocean Trenches Are Younger Than Believed

A team of international scientists that includes a Texas A&M University researcher has found that parts of the deep trenches in the Pacific Ocean are much “younger” than previously believed – perhaps as much as 50 million years – and this could change current beliefs about how such deep-ocean trenches form.

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Mario Molina, Nobel Laureate, Has Special Tie with Atmospheric Sciences

Mario Molina, Nobel Laureate, Has Special Tie with Atmospheric Sciences

The College of Geosciences hosted a special guest during summer commencement. Dr. Mario Molina, 1995 Nobel laureate for chemistry and 2013 Medal of Freedom recipient, was at Texas A&M to receive an honorary doctor of letters degree.

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