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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.

Coping skills program helps social service workers reduce stress, trauma after disasters

Thu, 25/07/2019 - 14:25
Social work professors found that a mental health intervention called Caregivers Journey of Hope can bolster social service workers' emotional resilience and ability to cope with the stress and trauma associated with disasters such as Superstorm Sandy.

Cold, dry planets could have a lot of hurricanes

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 16:11
Study overturns conventional wisdom that water is needed to create cyclones.

North Carolina coastal flooding is worsening with climate change, population growth

Tue, 23/07/2019 - 13:59
Researchers can confirm what data modeling systems have predicted: Climate change is increasing precipitation events like hurricanes, tropical storms and floods.

Early-season hurricanes result in greater transmission of mosquito-borne infectious disease

Thu, 13/06/2019 - 18:37
The timing of a hurricane is one of the primary factors influencing its impact on the spread of mosquito-borne infectious diseases such as West Nile Virus, dengue, chikungunya and Zika, according to new research.

New approach optimizes use of future wave electricity generators during disaster

Tue, 04/06/2019 - 18:12
When hurricanes strike, electricity loss ranks as one of the top concerns. New work looks to develop a strategy for how floating devices that harness the energy of ocean waves might be able to provide this much needed aid. Researchers are studying a new approach to supplying electricity that potentially provides a way of optimizing recovery efforts and poses questions about how relief is currently conducted.

Evidence of multiple unmonitored coal ash spills found in N.C. lake

Mon, 03/06/2019 - 17:47
New evidence of unmonitored and unreported coal ash spills in a North Carolina lake highlights the risk of similar spills at coal ash storage sites nationwide.