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Gardening Worms, Climate Change Undermine Natural Coastal Protection

Mar. 20, 2017 — Dikes could be lower if they are protected against the waves by grassy marshes. But the protective salt marsh grass is struggling, not only due to increasingly stronger waves, but also to the ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Detecting and predicting lightning just got a lot easier. The first images from a new instrument onboard NOAA's GOES-16 satellite are giving NOAA National Weather Service forecasters richer ... read more

Understanding and Predicting Snow Behaviour

Mar. 1, 2017 — Scientists are working to better analyze the mechanical properties of snow. The project has the goal to develop a computer model that can help solving typical snow-related engineering problems. The ... read more

Using Google to Map Our Ecosystem

Feb. 28, 2017 — Researchers have developed a method to quantify ecosystem services of street trees. Using nearly 100,000 images from Google Street View, the study helps further understanding on how green spaces ... read more

Slower Snowmelt in a Warming World

Feb. 27, 2017 — As the world warms, mountain snowpack will not only melt earlier, it will also melt more slowly, according to a new ... read more

Melting Polar Ice, Rising Sea Levels Not Only Climate Change Dangers

Feb. 23, 2017 — Climate change from political and ecological standpoints is a constant in the media and with good reason, suggests a new study, but proof of its impact is sometimes found in unlikely ... read more

'Atmospheric Rivers' Associated With California Flooding Also Common in the Southeast

Feb. 22, 2017 — Much of the flood-inducing rainfall that has pummeled California over the last month flowed into the region via a river in the sky. But these so-called atmospheric rivers, which transport large ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding. These ... read more

New Research to Help Preserve the Benefits People Receive from Nature

Feb. 9, 2017 — Humans rely on things that come from nature -- including clean air, water, food, and timber. But how can we tell if these natural services that people rely on, are at risk of being lost, potentially ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Scientists have determined ecologically valuable areas within China. The country plans to protect these areas as part of an ecological ... read more

Barrier-Island Migration Drives Large-Scale Marsh Loss

Jan. 24, 2017 — Virginia's barrier islands are retreating up to 18 feet per year, with a resulting loss of at least 60 acres of saltmarsh annually, research ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Researchers are reviving one of the Mississippi River's main filters: the floodplain. The result is a unique environment that removes nitrogen, a contributor to the Gulf of Mexico's dead ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — The hydropower projects in China have caused major river flow changes to the Mekong River since the year 2011. An analysis of river flows in Northern Thailand indicates that the hydropower operations ... read more

Dec. 7, 2016 — Scientists have found that the majority of instances of coastal flooding around the United Kingdom in the last 100 years have been due to moderate storm events combined with high spring tides, rather ... read more

UK Winter 2015/2016 Floods: One of the Century's Most Extreme and Severe Flood Episodes

Dec. 5, 2016 — A new scientific review of the winter floods of 2015/2016 confirms that the event was one of the most extreme and severe hydrological events of the last ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — The effects of climate change will likely cause smaller but stronger storms in the United States, according to a new framework for modeling storm behavior. Though storm intensity is expected to ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — Intense storms have become more frequent and longer-lasting in the Great Plains and Midwest in the last 35 years. What has fueled these storms? The temperature difference between the Southern Great ... read more

Study Offers Coastal Communities Better Way to Prepare for Devastating Storms

Nov. 29, 2016 — With massive coastal storms on the rise, a new study describes a method for stakeholders in vulnerable communities to be involved in preparing for, absorbing, recovering and adapting from ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Fluid dynamics met history for a team of researchers who studied the Boston Molasses Flood, a disaster that claimed 21 lives, injured 150 and flattened buildings in the Commercial Street area of ... read more

How to Stop Human-Made Droughts and Floods Before They Start

Nov. 16, 2016 — Alberta's rivers are the main source of water for agriculture in Canada's Prairie provinces. But climate change and increased human interference mean that the flow of these headwaters is ... read more

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