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        Hurricane Katrina: Possible Causes

        Hurricane Katrina, one of the most powerful storms to strike the United States in the last 100 years, devastated New Orleans, Louisiana, and other Gulf Coast communities when it blew ashore on August 29, 2005. Not long after the storm, a NOVA scienceNOW contributor asked hurricane experts whether Katrina represents the latest in a trend of increasing hurricane activity, and if so, why. This media-rich essay reports what he learned.

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