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Ocean temperatures turbocharge April tornadoes over Great Plains region

Wed, 21/08/2019 - 19:27
Do climate shifts influence tornados over North America? New research found that Pacific and Atlantic ocean temperatures in April can influence large-scale weather patterns as well as the frequency of tornadoes over the Great Plains region.

Tornadoes, windstorms pave way for lasting plant invasions

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 16:24
When tornadoes touch down, we brace for news of property damage, injuries, and loss of life, but the high-speed wind storms wreak environmental havoc, too. They can cut through massive swaths of forest, destroying trees and wildlife habitat, and opening up opportunities for invasive species to gain ground.