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Cold, dry planets could have a lot of hurricanes
Study overturns conventional wisdom that water is needed to create cyclones. (2019-07-24)
North Carolina coastal flooding is worsening with climate change, population growth
Researchers can confirm what data modeling systems have predicted: Climate change is increasing precipitation events like hurricanes, tropical storms and floods. (2019-07-23)
Early-season hurricanes result in greater transmission of mosquito-borne infectious disease
The timing of a hurricane is one of the primary factors influencing its impact on the spread of mosquito-borne infectious diseases such as West Nile Virus, dengue, chikungunya and Zika, according to a study led by Georgia State University. (2019-06-13)
New approach optimizes use of future wave electricity generators during disaster
When hurricanes strike, electricity loss ranks as one of the top concerns. (2019-06-04)
Climate change to blame for Hurricane Maria's extreme rainfall
Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research finds. (2019-04-16)
Hurricane Maria study warns: Future climate-driven storms may raze many tropical forests
A new study shows that damage inflicted on trees in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria was unprecedented in modern times, and suggests that more frequent big storms whipped up by warming climate could permanently alter forests not only here, but across much of the Atlantic tropics. (2019-03-25)
Study shows IPCC is underselling climate change
A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is overly conservative - and therefore the threats are much greater than the Panel's reports suggest. (2019-03-19)
Finding the right 'dose' for solar geoengineering
New research finds that if solar geoengineering is used to cut global temperature increases in half, there could be worldwide benefits without exacerbating change in any large geographic area. (2019-03-11)
Artificial intelligence to boost Earth system science
A study by German scientists from Jena and Hamburg shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can substantially improve our understanding of the climate and the Earth system. (2019-02-14)
In disasters, Twitter influencers get out-tweeted
A first-of-its-kind study on Twitter use during 5 of the costliest US natural disasters offers potentially life-saving insights. (2019-02-13)
Landslides triggered by Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico on 20 September 2017 and triggered more than 40,000 landslides in at least three-fourths of Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities. (2019-02-07)
Better living through improved weather forecasting
On the eve of the American Meteorological Society's centennial anniversary, Richard Alley and colleagues highlight the advances in our weather and environmental forecasting ability and the many societal benefits they provide. (2019-01-24)
Reliable tropical weather pattern to change in a warming climate
As human activities cause the Earth's temperature to increase, reliable, well-studied weather patterns like the Madden-Julian Oscillation will change too, say researchers at Colorado State University. (2018-12-27)
Seeing double: Tropical Cyclone Kenanga same strength as other storm
The Southern Indian Ocean is seeing double. Tropical Cyclone Kenanga was one of two storms at Category 2 hurricane strength in the Southern Indian Ocean on Dec. (2018-12-20)
Hurricane Maria gave ecologists rare chance to study how tropical dry forests recover
To counteract the damage hurricanes have caused to their canopies, trees appear to adjust key characteristics of their newly grown leaves, according to a year-long field study presented at the British Ecological Society's annual conference today. (2018-12-18)
Clemson researchers: Trees grow more efficient leaves to compensate for hurricane damage
When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, ecologists at Clemson's Belle W. (2018-12-18)
Maria's far-reaching effects on Puerto Rico's watersheds and forests
Scientists at the National Science Foundation (NSF) co-located Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) and Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites in Puerto Rico spent the past year evaluating the impacts of Hurricane Maria, a powerful category 5 storm that struck Puerto Rico head-on in September 2017. (2018-12-12)
UNH researchers find unexpected impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's watershed
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year after two consecutive major hurricanes in 2017. (2018-12-10)
Climate simulations project wetter, windier hurricanes
New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria by 5 to 10 percent. (2018-11-14)
Millions in danger of food insecurity due to severe Caribbean droughts
Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell University research in Geophysical Research Letters. (2018-11-08)
Racial, ethnic minorities face greater vulnerability to wildfires
Massive wildfires, which may be getting more intense across the US due to climate change and a long history of fire-suppression policies, have strikingly unequal effects on minority communities, a new study shows. (2018-11-02)
Strong Indian monsoons steer Atlantic hurricanes towards land, study finds
Strong monsoons in the Indian Ocean can induce easterly winds that push Atlantic Ocean hurricanes westward, increasing the likelihood they'll make landfall in the Americas, according to new research. (2018-10-23)
New definition returns meaning to information
Identifying meaningful information is a key challenge to disciplines from biology to artificial intelligence. (2018-10-22)
Wind farms and reducing hurricane precipitation
New research reveals an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: the ability to lessen precipitation from hurricanes. (2018-10-17)
What drove the unusually intense hurricane season in 2017?
The warming of the tropical Atlantic relative to the rest of the global ocean may have been a key factor driving the abnormally fierce Atlantic hurricane season during 2017, a new study suggests. (2018-09-27)
Mangrove expansion and climatic warming may help ecosystems keep pace with sea level rise
A team of Villanova University biologists have documented that coastal wetlands in the southeastern United States are responding positively to rising temperatures both in their growth and in their ability to build soil to keep pace with sea level rise. (2018-08-29)
What is the maximum possible number of Atlantic tropical cyclones? See the year 2005
Climate simulations and analyses of Atlantic hurricane activity indicate that the record number of tropical cyclones that occurred in 2005 (28 storms) is close to the maximum number that might occur in this region, given existing climate conditions. (2018-08-22)
URI scientist: Long-legged lizards better adapted for hurricane survival
Jason Kolbe has been thinking about hurricanes and lizards for many years. (2018-08-17)
Crowdsourcing algorithms to predict epileptic seizures
A study by University of Melbourne researchers reveals clinically relevant epileptic seizure prediction is possible in a wider range of patients than previously thought, thanks to the crowdsourcing of more than 10 000 algorithms worldwide. (2018-08-08)
What is causing more extreme precipitation in the northeast?
From Maine to West Virginia, the Northeast has seen a larger increase in extreme precipitation than anywhere else in the US. (2018-07-31)
Flood detection a surprising capability of microsatellites mission
Hurricanes bring heavy rainfall and strong winds to coastal communities, a potent combination that can lead to devastating damage. (2018-07-26)
Leggy lizards don't survive the storm
Biologists at Washington University in St. Louis have published a first-of-its-kind look at the physical characteristics of lizards that seem to make the difference between life and death in a hurricane, as reported in the July 25 issue of the journal Nature. (2018-07-25)
Texas A&M study: Sahara dust may make you cough, but it's a storm killer
The bad news: Dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa -- totaling a staggering 2 to 9 trillion pounds worldwide -- has been almost a biblical plague on Texas and much of the Southern United States in recent weeks. (2018-07-20)
More category 5 hurricanes forecasted by scientists
Researchers at Chapman University have learned from studying 2012's Hurricane Sandy, that we are more likely to see larger, more powerful hurricanes in the future. (2018-07-18)
Mangroves to mudflats and not back again
The long-term conversion of mangroves to mudflats can lead to destabilization of shorelines, negatively impacting their resilience to extreme weather events. (2018-07-13)
NASA spots Typhoon Maria's ragged eyewall replacement
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean early on July 10 and obtained a visible image of Typhoon Maria. (2018-07-10)
UA forecast: Below-average hurricane activity
The UA hurricane forecasting model, which has proved to be extremely accurate over the years, is calling for fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic this year on the heels of a devastating 2017. (2018-07-02)
Hurricanes are slowing down, and that's bad news
Some hurricanes are moving more slowly, spending increased time over land and leading to catastrophic local rainfall and flooding, according to a new study published Wednesday (June 6) in the journal Nature. (2018-06-07)
Disaster recovery requires rebuilding livelihoods
The short-term losses people suffer when natural disasters strike can turn into long-term poverty if reconstruction policies don't consider how people are going to make a living. (2018-06-06)
Giant clams tell the story of past typhoons
A highly precise method to determine past typhoon occurrences from giant clam shells has been developed, with the hope of using this method to predict future cyclone activity. (2018-05-24)
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