Hurricanes
Sharing the lessons learned during the 2013 Colorado flood  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Hurricanes and tropical storms on the coasts tend to get countrywide airtime for their intensity and impact, but floods in the central part of the U.S. also cause significant damage... more
Barrier island sand dunes recover at different rates after hurricanes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Sand dunes on coastal barrier islands buffer the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts from oncoming hurricanes. Every year, millions of public and private dollars fund the restoration of... more
Hurricane Satellites Reveal Flooding on Earth  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Researchers examining data produced by small satellites launched in 2016 to track ocean winds were surprised the mission produced valuable information on soil moisture and flooding. more
Hurricane satellites reveal flooding  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Satellites launched in 2016 to track ocean winds offer valuable information on soil moisture and flooding. SpaceNews.com more
Researchers track hurricane's effects on river pollution and beneficial bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On a rainy Saturday in October, graduate students Arianna Sherman and Weitao Shuai parked their car by a bridge on a rural road in Hillsborough, North Carolina. In... more
Global natural disasters wreak $160 bn damage in 2018: Munich Re  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Natural disasters including wildfires, hurricanes and tsunamis inflicted $160 billion of damage and claimed 10,400 lives in 2018, German reinsurer Munich Re said Tuesday. more
Tackling greenhouse gases  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The images are ubiquitous: A coastal town decimated by another powerful hurricane, satellite images showing shrinking polar ice caps, a school of dead fish floating on the surface of warming waters, swaths of land burnt by an out-of-control wildfire. These... more
Growing opioid crisis adds to Puerto Rico's problems  ABC NEWS · 1 week
An opioid problem is growing in Puerto Rico even as the U.S. territory struggles to cope with an economic crisis and the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria more
Lidar accelerates hurricane recovery in the Carolinas  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hurricane Florence's slow trot over North and South Carolina in September led to inundating rain, record storm surges, and another major disaster for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to contend with. Facing damage... more
10 Ways Earth Changed Forever in 2018  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Earth is always changing, and 2018 — a year filled with hurricanes, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes — was no exception. more
Satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Cilida north of Mauritius  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Cilida appeared as a large and powerful hurricane on imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite on Dec. 21. Cilida is located north of the island of Mauritius in the Southern... more
Want citizens to care about climate change? Write them a cheque  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Climate scientists insist in a recent report that fundamental changes in how energy is consumed and supplied are urgently required to avoid serious damage to life... more
Seeing double: Tropical Cyclone Kenanga same strength as other storm  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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. 20.... more
NASA-NOAA satellite tracking Tropical Cyclone Kenanga  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Kenanga was at hurricane-force when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite grabbed a visible image of the storm in the Southern Indian Ocean on Dec. 18. more
Trees grow more efficient leaves to compensate for hurricane damage  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Some tree species heal from the ravages of hurricane damage by growing replacement leaves optimized for greater efficiency, according to a Clemson University field study presented at the... more
Disaster-linked losses in 2018 hit $155 billion: Swiss Re  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Losses from natural and man-made disasters are estimated to total $155 billion (136 billion euros) this year, down sharply from a hurricane-plagued 2017, the reinsurance giant Swiss Re said Tuesday. more
Hurricane Maria gave ecologists rare chance to study how tropical dry forests recover  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
To counteract the damage hurricanes have caused to their canopies, trees appear to adjust key characteristics of their newly grown leaves, according... more
Hurricane Maria gave ecologists rare chance to study how tropical dry forests recover  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
To counteract the damage hurricanes have caused to their canopies, trees appear to adjust key characteristics of their newly grown leaves, according... more
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