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Podcast: A Global Katrina?

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Could solar storms cause devastation akin to a global Hurricane Katrina? And how can we best prepare ourselves? Science's deputy news editor Robert Coontz speaks with Thomas Bogdan of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado. Bogdan spoke at a session here yesterday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which publishes ScienceNOW).

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