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Hurricanes More Frequent Now Than Last 1,000 Years

09/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Scientists examined sediments left by hurricanes that crossed the coast in North America and the Caribbean.

The record suggests modern hurricane activity is unusual - though it might have been even higher 1,000 years ago.

The possible influence of climate change on hurricanes has been a controversial topic for several years.

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