October marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, one of the deadliest and costliest storms ever to hit the United States. In an effort to better understand these types of hurricanes, researchers at the University of Miami are replicating them in their laboratories. They want to learn how these dangerous storms form and intensify out on the open ocean to better predict their impact when they reach land.
AP (May 27, 2014) It's called the Goldilocks Situation -- some storms are too moist, some are too dry, and others -- are just right to quickly intensify. This summer, a new military drone will penetrate hurricanes to ... watch video
Reuters (Oct. 17, 2013) With the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy fast approaching, scientists say they are moving closer to developing more effective early warning systems for future storms. Engineers at the University of ... watch video
AP (Aug. 25, 2014) The Florida citrus industry has always stood strong - through freezes, hurricanes and rampant development. But now the $9 billion industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (May 27, 2015) The Atlantic Ocean will see a below-average number of hurricanes for the 2015 season due to cooler seas and a strong El Niño effect. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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AP (Aug. 8, 2014) The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii clamored ashore overnight Friday as weakened Tropical Storm Iselle. The storm knocked out power, caused flooding and downed trees. (Aug. 8)
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Deutsche Welle (Sep. 2, 2013) South Africa's most populous city is attracting more and more people on the search for work and a better life. Most of the migrants find housing in derelict buildings and slum-like settlements ... watch video
AP (Jan. 7, 2014) Vegetable growers geared up for the cold weather in Florida, harvesting plants and bringing baby produce indoors overnight Monday and into early Tuesday when temperatures peaked in the lower 40s in ... watch video
Aug. 31, 2015 As global population rises and finite resources dwindle, farmers need new, more sustainable ways to control pests. Now, ecologists have found a safe, sustainable and cost-effective new pest control. ... read more
Aug. 28, 2015 With detection limits down to the zeptomolar range (about 600 molecules in a sample), a new technology can analyze the metabolic composition of individual microbial cells, as ... read more
Aug. 28, 2015 Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Yet current guidelines are focused exclusively on monitoring the levels of microbes in the water. Now, an ... read more
Aug. 28, 2015 Researchers have shown that our understanding of how organic material is decomposed by fungi and bacteria is fundamentally wrong. This means that climate models that include ... read more
May 22, 2014 In its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a near-normal or below-normal season. The main driver of this year's outlook is ... read more
May 22, 2014 NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has announced that a near-normal or above-normal hurricane season is likely for the Eastern Pacific this year. The outlook calls for a 50 percent chance of an ... read more