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Nuking Hurricanes: The Surprising History of a Really Bad Idea

New Zealand’s prime wine regions count cost of earthquake

Millions of dollars of wine have been lost along with storage vats amid concern for the forthcoming harvest

Millions of dollars of wine have been lost along with storage vats amid concern for the forthcoming harvest

Some of New Zealand’s prized vineyards are counting the cost of the country’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake with millions of litres of wine lost and estimates that up to a fifth of storge vats have been damaged.

With the 2017 grape harvest only months away, the New Zealand government has stepped in to aid the affected wineries in prime sauvignon blanc country, and a NZ Wine Response Team has been established…

 

 

Nuking Hurricanes: The Surprising History of a Really Bad Idea

When nature declares war, who says that humanity shouldn’t fight back?

It’s an appealing thought, especially when, during hurricane season, we’re annually reminded of the immense destruction wrought by these storms.

And it’s probably why, every year for the past six decades, government agencies have received missives from concerned citizens, urging preemptive attacks against hurricanes using nuclear weapons…

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