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Climate change expected to shift location of East Asian Monsoons

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 13:51
More than a billion people in Asia depend on seasonal monsoons for their water needs. The Asian monsoon is closely linked to a planetary-scale tropical air flow which, according to a new study, will most likely shift geographically as the climate continues to warm, resulting in less rainfall in certain regions.

Hurricanes have become bigger and more destructive for USA

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 21:06
A new study shows that hurricanes have become more destructive since 1900, and the worst of them are more than 3 times as frequent now than 100 years ago. A new way of calculating the destruction unequivocally shows a climatic increase in the frequency of the most destructive hurricanes that routinely raise havoc on the North American south- and east coast.

Unexpected outcomes: Damages to Puerto Rican coffee farms from Hurricane Maria varied

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 12:33
Ecologists have studied Latin American coffee farms for a quarter century, and they tracked the recovery of tropical forests in Nicaragua following 1988's Hurricane Joan for nearly 20 years.

Why are big storms bringing so much more rain? Warming, yes, but also winds

Tue, 29/10/2019 - 23:24
For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States. A new analysis explains why this trend is likely to continue with global warming: Both the higher moisture content of warmer air and storms' increasing wind speeds conspire to produce wetter storms.

Living through Katrina associated with higher death rate among breast cancer patients

Tue, 29/10/2019 - 19:43
Breast cancer patients who endured Hurricane Katrina in 2005 have a 15% higher mortality rate than those patients not exposed to the storm, according to a researcher.

Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 16:54
Researcher have uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake.

Study finds topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 23:16
Tracking lead levels in soil over time is critical for cities to determine lead contamination risks for their youngest and most vulnerable residents, according to a new study.

Believing in climate change doesn't mean you are preparing for climate change

Tue, 08/10/2019 - 15:46
Researchers found that although coastal homeowners may perceive a worsening of climate change-related hazards, these attitudes are largely unrelated to a homeowner's expectations of actual home damage.

Costs of natural disasters are increasing at the high end

Mon, 07/10/2019 - 20:35
While the economic cost of natural disasters has not increased much on average, averages can be deceptive. The costs of major disasters like hurricanes Katrina, Maria and Dorian or the massive tornado swarms in the Midwest have increased to a disproportionately larger extent than those of lesser events, and these major disasters have become far more expensive, according to an international team of researchers.

Hurricanes: Improving rapid intensification predictions

Thu, 26/09/2019 - 16:40
Many scientists have said that storms are more intense than ever before - Cat. 4 or 5 storms used to be outliers, but today, it seems they are becoming the norm. Why? That's the question a research team is working to answer - they are looking what contributes to the rapid intensification of storms.

Hurricane resilience in the bahamas: Ecosystem

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 20:43
A new study provides information on how to invest in natural coastal ecosystems that the Bahamian government, community leaders and development banks are applying in post-disaster recovery and future storm preparation in the Bahamas.

Hurricane Nicole sheds light on how storms impact deep ocean

Thu, 19/09/2019 - 21:01
2016's Hurricane Nicole had a significant effect on the ocean's carbon cycle and deep sea ecosystems.

Coastal birds can weather the storm, but not the sea

Wed, 18/09/2019 - 17:25
Coastal birds survive because their populations can absorb impacts and recover quickly from hurricanes -- even storms many times larger than anything previously observed.

Mechanism modeling for better forecasts, climate predictions

Wed, 18/09/2019 - 17:12
Modeling currents together with wind and waves provides more accurate predictions for weather forecasts and climate scientists.

Many older adults aren't fully prepared for emergency situations, poll finds

Wed, 04/09/2019 - 13:13
Most people over age 50 say they're ready for natural disasters and emergency situations, but a new national poll shows that many haven't taken key steps to protect their health and well-being in case of severe weather, long-term power outages or other situations.

Hurricanes drive the evolution of more aggressive spiders

Tue, 20/08/2019 - 13:18
Researchers who rush in after storms to study the behavior of spiders have found that extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones may have an evolutionary impact on populations living in storm-prone regions, where aggressive spiders have the best odds of survival.

Data assimilation method offers improved hurricane forecasting

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 16:37
Operational models for severe weather forecasting predicted Hurricane Harvey would become a Category 1 hurricane in 2017. Instead, it became a massive Category 4 just before it made landfall, tying Hurricane Katrina for the costliest hurricane on record.