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February 23, 2017

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Oct. 27, 2016 — An American researcher is working on four projects that will help develop a better, smarter power grid. They're looking for ways to modernize the distribution system that brings power to our ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Satellites from NASA and NOAA have been tracking and analyzing powerful Hurricane Matthew since its birth just east of the Leeward Islands on Sept. 28. On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — Severe hurricanes, storm surges and an increase in the number of icebergs are just some of the changes planet Earth has experienced due to warming oceans over the last 20 years, according to a new ... read more

'Funneling' Behind Severe Flooding on the Clyde

Sep. 15, 2016 — A “funneling” effect has been a major factor in severe flooding on the River Clyde in recent years, according to a study by English ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Despite ample evidence that Atlantic hurricanes are getting stronger, research found that people's view of future storm threat is based on their hurricane experience, gender and political ... read more

Can We Economically Outgrow Climate Change Damages? Not for Hurricanes We Can't

Aug. 16, 2016 — When hurricanes like Katrina in 2005 or Sandy in 2012 impact on highly populated regions they bring about tremendous damages. More than 50 percent of all weather-related economic losses on the globe ... read more

July 29, 2016 — Climate and energy scientists have developed a new method to pinpoint which electrical service areas will be most vulnerable as populations grow and temperatures ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Powerful tropical cyclones like the super typhoon that lashed Taiwan with 150-mile-per-hour winds last week and then flooded parts of China are expected to become even stronger as the planet warms. ... read more

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

June 24, 2016 — Researchers have been studying evacuation data and have published two new papers that may help to improve prediction models used by emergency planners, leading to more efficient evacuations and ... read more

Average 'Dead Zone' Predicted for Gulf of Mexico in 2016

June 10, 2016 — Scientists forecast that this year's Gulf of Mexico dead zone -- an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life -- will be approximately 5,898 square miles or about the size of ... read more

June 7, 2016 — Researchers are using "fingerprints" left by strong storms on the ocean floor to better understand storms that have already happened and to model and predict how future storms will ... read more

May 25, 2016 — A team of scientists spends its days incorporating millions of atmospheric observations, sophisticated graphic tools and lines of computer code to create computer models simulating the weather and ... read more

Early Use of 'Hurricane Hunter' Data Improves Hurricane Intensity Predictions

May 25, 2016 — Data collected via airplane when a hurricane is developing can improve hurricane intensity predictions by up to 15 percent, according to researchers who have been working to put the new technique ... read more

May 2, 2016 — New research reveals that the increase in forest photosynthesis and growth made possible by tropical cyclones in the southeastern United States captures hundreds of times more carbon than is released ... read more

Cutting-Edge Telepresence Technology Helped Investigators Find the El Faro

Apr. 27, 2016 — Federal investigators found the “black box’’ that could reveal why the El Faro cargo ship sank off the Bahamas in a hurricane last ... read more

Threat of Climate Change Found to Be Key Psychological and Emotional Stressor

Apr. 5, 2016 — Climate change is a significant threat to the health of Americans, creating unprecedented health problems in areas where they might not have previously occurred, according to a report released April ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — The launch of the GOES-R geostationary satellite in Oct. 2016 could herald a new era for predicting hurricanes, according to researchers. The wealth of information from this new satellite, at time ... read more

Science Can Now Link Climate Change With Some Extreme Weather Events

Mar. 11, 2016 — Extreme weather events like floods, heat waves and droughts can devastate communities and populations worldwide. Recent scientific advances have enabled researchers to confidently say that the ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — A dynamic process that cools the coastal ocean and can weaken hurricanes was discovered as Hurricane Irene made landfall in New Jersey, according to a new study. The study's findings could help ... read more

Shipwrecks, Tree Rings Reveal Caribbean Hurricanes in Buccaneer Era

Mar. 7, 2016 — Records of Spanish shipwrecks combined with tree-ring records show the period 1645 to 1715 had the fewest Caribbean hurricanes since 1500, according to new research. The study is the first to use ... read more

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