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Food webs determine the fate of mercury pollution in the Colorado River, Grand Canyon
In the Grand Canyon reach of the Colorado River, two species play an outsized role in the fate of mercury in the aquatic ecosystem, and their numbers are altered by flood events. (2020-05-15)
DNA metabarcoding reveals metacommunity dynamics in a threatened boreal wetland
Researchers working in Alberta's Peace-Athabasca Delta found that DNA metabarcoding is an effective tool for detection of a broad range of biodiversity in water samples compared to traditional morphological identification methods. (2020-05-12)
Multiple flooding sources threaten Honolulu's infrastructure
In a study published in Scientific Reports, researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, found in the next few decades, sea level rise will likely cause large and increasing percentages of land area to be impacted simultaneously by the three flood mechanisms. (2020-05-04)
Avoid making exceptions for research quality during COVID-19 pandemic
Global crises are no excuse for lowering scientific standards, argue Alex London and Jonathan Kimmelman in a Policy Forum. (2020-04-23)
Reducing the risk to children's health in flood-prone areas of India
Monsoon rainfall has become more unpredictable in India. Floods and droughts have become more common and pose multiple risks to human health and wellbeing, with children under five being particularly vulnerable. (2020-04-14)
Indigenous knowledge could reveal ways to weather climate change on islands
Some islands have such low elevation, that mere inches of sea-level rise will flood them, but higher, larger islands will also be affected by changes in climate and an understanding of ancient practices in times of climate change might help populations survive, according to researchers. (2020-04-06)
More pavement, more problems
Think your daily coffee, boutique gym membership and airport lounge access cost a lot? (2020-04-06)
Ecosystem services are not constrained by borders
What do chocolate, migratory birds, flood control and pandas have in common? (2020-03-30)
New insights into US flood vulnerability revealed from flood insurance big data
An international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has found that current estimates of flood risk rely upon methods for calculating flood damage which are inadequately verified and match poorly with observations. (2020-03-19)
'Spillway' for electrons could keep lithium metal batteries from catching fire
UC San Diego nanoengineers developed a safety feature that prevents lithium metal batteries from rapidly overheating and catching fire in case of an internal short circuit. (2020-03-12)
Natural bayou better when floods threaten Houston
A comparison of flood plains around Houston's two major bayous shows the natural Buffalo Bayou is far better at managing floodwaters than the channelized Brays Bayou. (2020-03-11)
New flood damage framework helps planners prepare for sea-level rise
Princeton researchers have developed a new framework allowing urban planners and policymakers to consider a combination of responses to sea-level rise and, if hard structures, how high these protections should be built, depending on their tolerance for risk and the projected financial losses to a particular area due to flooding. (2020-03-11)
Research shows mangrove conservation can pay for itself in flood protection
The natural coastal defenses provided by mangrove forests reduce annual flooding significantly in critical hotspots around the world. (2020-03-10)
NASA tracks ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther over Northern Territory
NASA's Aqua satellite continues to provide forecasters with a visible image ex-tropical cyclone Esther's remnant clouds and storms, now over the Barkly Region of Australia's Northern Territory. (2020-03-04)
Study find delta helps to decrease the impact of river flooding
Most coastal cities and ports face a double threat from storm surge and river flooding. (2020-03-04)
Texas A&M researchers develop flooding prediction tool
By incorporating the architecture of city drainage systems and readings from flood gauges into a comprehensive statistical framework, researchers at Texas A&M University can now accurately predict the evolution of floods in extreme situations like hurricanes. (2020-03-03)
NASA sees ex-tropical cyclone Esther move back into northern territory
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image ex-tropical cyclone Esther's remnant clouds that have now moved over Australia's Northern Territory. (2020-03-03)
NASA finds ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther moving back inland
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther just won't give up. The storm formed in the South Pacific Ocean, tracked across Australia's Northern Territory and reached the Kimberley coast of Western Australia, and has now turned around. (2020-03-02)
NASA sees tropical cyclone 18p form near American Samoa
The low-pressure area that has been lingering west-northwest of American Samoa for several days has organized into a tropical depression. (2020-02-21)
Delivering bad news: 'Patients remember these conversations forever'
Despite known protocols and recommendations on how to break bad news to patients, many physicians report insufficient training about how to conduct these challenging conversations. (2020-02-20)
Study reveals hidden risks of estuary development for young salmon
A Simon Fraser University-led research team has found significant evidence that human activity in estuaries is impacting juvenile Pacific and Atlantic salmon. (2020-02-20)
Wikipedia, a source of information on natural disasters biased towards rich countries
This is the result of a study led by Valerio Lorini, a PhD student on the ICT programme, led by Carlos Castillo, coordinator of the Web Science and Social Computing group, with Javier Rando, a student at UPF doing the bachelor's degree in Mathematical Engineering in Data Science, focusing on flooding as a case study. (2020-02-06)
Southern Illinois' Len Small levee likely to fail even if repaired, study says
Alexander County sits near the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, at the southernmost tip of Illinois. (2020-02-04)
Losing coastal plant communities to climate change will weaken sea defences
New research led by the University of Plymouth suggests the impact of rising sea levels and the increased frequency and intensity of extreme storm events on coastal plants needs to be placed in greater focus. (2020-02-03)
Green infrastructure provides benefits that residents are willing to work for, study shows
Urban areas face increasing problems with stormwater management. Green infrastructure, including features such as rain barrels, green roofs, rain gardens, and on-site water treatment, can provide affordable and environmentally sound ways to manage precipitation. (2020-02-03)
More rain and less snow means increased flood risk
By analyzing more than two decades of data in the western US, scientists have shown that flood sizes increase exponentially as a higher fraction of precipitation falls as rain, offering insight into how flood risks may change in a warming world with less snow. (2020-01-27)
New research finds ranchers consider diverse factors in managing their land
In a new study published in Rangeland Ecology and Management, Ashley Dayer, an assistant professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech, explores the diverse factors that influence how ranchers manage their land. (2020-01-14)
NASA satellite sees Blake's remnants bringing desert rain to Western Australia
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at the remnant clouds and storms associated with Ex-tropical Cyclone Blake as it continues to move through Western Australia and generate rainfall over desert areas. (2020-01-10)
Scientists use ancient marine fossils to unravel long-standing climate puzzle
Cardiff University scientists have shed new light on the Earth's climate behavior during the last known period of global warming over 14 million years ago. (2020-01-09)
NASA-NOAA satellite tracks Tropical Storm Blake's remnants spreading
The South Interior area of the state of Western Australia is under warnings for heavy rainfall and gusty winds as the remnants of Tropical Storm Blake move on a southeasterly path through the state. (2020-01-09)
State of the climate over the Three Gorges Region of the Yangtze River in 2018
The publication of the annual climate report in 2018 will help people better understand the climate conditions in the region around the Three Gorges over the Yangtze River. (2019-12-18)
Switching cereals in India for improved nutrition, sustainability
A new study offers India a pathway to improve nutrition, climate resilience and the environment by diversifying its crop production. (2019-12-18)
New study compares floodplain protection today to predicted future flood losses
A new study by scientists from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the University of Bristol and flood analytics company Fathom, seeks to answer an important question related to flooding in the United States - pay now to protect undeveloped areas that are likely to flood in the future or allow developments to go ahead and pay for damage when it occurs. (2019-12-09)
NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs
According to a new study, emergency responders could cut costs and save time by using near-real-time satellite data along with other decision-making tools after a flooding disaster. (2019-11-22)
Future rainfall could far outweigh current climate predictions
Scientists from the University of Plymouth analysed rainfall records from the 1870s to the present day with their findings showing there could be large divergence in projected rainfall by the mid to late 21st century. (2019-11-14)
Urban development reduces flash flooding chances in arid West
Urban development in the eastern United States results in an increase in flash flooding in nearby streams, but in the arid West, urbanization has just the opposite effect, according to a Penn State researcher, who suggests there may be lessons to be learned from the sharp contrast. (2019-11-13)
Engineers help with water under the bridge and other tough environmental decisions
From energy to water to food, civil engineering projects greatly impact natural resources. (2019-11-12)
Fetal nicotine exposure harms breathing in infants
Exposure to nicotine during development inhibits the function of neurons controlling the tongue, according to research in newborn rats recently published in eNeuro. (2019-11-11)
Why are big storms bringing so much more rain? Warming, yes, but also winds
For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States. (2019-10-29)
Noah-MP captures major hydrological patterns in China
The Noah land surface model with multi-parameterization options (Noah-MP) simulates the major spatiotemporal patterns of hydrological variables in China, a vast country characterized by complex terrain and large river basins across a wide range of climates. (2019-10-10)
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