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Hurricane Harvey has again demonstrated that emergency planning is everybody’s business, Natalie Simpson say.


Geographer Chris Renschler researches extreme events, including flooding.


“People will be able to see stars as if it were nighttime,” says UB mathematician Gino Biondini, who received his PhD in theoretical physics.


Charlottesville ‘won’t be the last time we see something like this,’ Carole Emberton says. 


The photos and videos coming out of Charlottesville, Virginia are all images this country has seen throughout its history, says Carole Emberton, UB associate professor of history.

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