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  • "The term '100-year event' kind of lost its meaning this year," Fugate said.

    USATODAY.com News

  • Ms. Binnun responds that current assessment powers at Citizens make the insurer capable of paying claims for even something worse than a so-called 100-year hurricane—or one that, at least in theory, occurs once every 100 years.

    Florida Bolsters Hurricane Coffers

  • Climate change could cause so-called 100-year storms to make landfall far more frequently, with the devastating storm surges occurring every three to 20 years, researchers report.

    NYT > Home Page

  • By the time the numbers have been crunched, Thomas Zimmie of RPI wouldn't be surprised if the ferocity of the Aug. 28 deluge that led to historic losses and catastrophic damage across communities near streams and rivers stretching from the Adirondacks to the Catskills eclipsed a so-called 100-year flood -

    NY Daily News

  • Mr. Obama said the United States now has a 100-year supply of gas thanks, in large part, to fracking, a process through which shale deep under ground is fractured with high-pressure water and chemicals so that it will release gas.

    Energy Experts Question Parts of Obama Energy Speech

  • A Kyoto like approach would decrease projeted 100-year GDP to $301 trillion or $116 trillion.

    World GDP and Global Warming, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • On the phone from Geneva, Mr. Kirkby says that the Dane's hypothesis started me thinking: There's good evidence that pre-industrial climate has frequently varied on 100-year timescales, and what's been found is that often these variations correlate with changes in solar activity, solar wind.

    The Other Climate Theory

  • On the phone from Geneva, Mr. Kirkby says that Mr. Svensmark's hypothesis started me thinking: There's good evidence that pre-industrial climate has frequently varied on 100-year timescales, and what's been found is that often these variations correlate with changes in solar activity, solar wind.

    The Other Climate Theory

  • In March of 2008, a large fire burned the roof and top floor of the 100-year old Brooklyn building that is home to Oso Industries.

    The Burn Series by Oso Industries

  • The academy, which has graduated about 4,000 students in its 100-year history, has long had international students—about 18% of the current class come from other countries.

    Fostering Global Relations

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