advertisement
Hurricanes and Cyclones News
December 8, 2019

Top Headlines
 

Hurricanes Drive the Evolution of More Aggressive Spiders

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 ... read more

Cold, Dry Planets Could Have a Lot of Hurricanes

Study overturns conventional wisdom that water is needed to create ... read more

Early-Season Hurricanes Result in Greater Transmission of Mosquito-Borne Infectious Disease

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 ... read more

As Climate Changes, Small Increases in Rainfall May Cause Widespread Road Outages

As more rain falls on a warming planet, a new computer model shows that it may not take a downpour to cause widespread disruption of road networks. ... read more
Latest Headlines
updated 5:54am EST

Earlier Headlines
 

Prayers Can Crowd out Donations for Disaster Victims

A new study finds that people who prayed for hurricane victims before donating gave less than they would have otherwise: Because those who prayed believed that prayers improved the victims' ... read more

Unexpected Outcomes: Damages to Puerto Rican Coffee Farms from Hurricane Maria Varied

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 ... read more

Living Through Katrina Associated With Higher Death Rate Among Breast Cancer Patients

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 ... read more

Hurricane Resilience in the Bahamas: Ecosystem

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 ... read more

Hurricane Nicole Sheds Light on How Storms Impact Deep Ocean

2016's Hurricane Nicole had a significant effect on the ocean's carbon cycle and deep sea ... read more

Coastal Birds Can Weather the Storm, but Not the Sea

Coastal birds survive because their populations can absorb impacts and recover quickly from hurricanes -- even storms many times larger than anything previously ... read more

Mechanism Modeling for Better Forecasts, Climate Predictions

Modeling currents together with wind and waves provides more accurate predictions for weather forecasts and climate ... read more

Many Older Adults Aren't Fully Prepared for Emergency Situations, Poll Finds

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 ... read more

Data Assimilation Method Offers Improved Hurricane Forecasting

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 ... read more

Coping Skills Program Helps Social Service Workers Reduce Stress, Trauma After Disasters

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 ... read more

North Carolina Coastal Flooding Is Worsening With Climate Change, Population Growth

Researchers can confirm what data modeling systems have predicted: Climate change is increasing precipitation events like hurricanes, tropical storms and ... read more

New Approach Optimizes Use of Future Wave Electricity Generators During Disaster

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 ... read more

Evidence of Multiple Unmonitored Coal Ash Spills Found in N.C. Lake

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 ... read more

Dead Roots Double Shoreline Loss in Gulf

A new study finds that the loss of marsh-edge salt grasses and mangroves due to disturbances such as heavy oiling from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill doubles the rate of shoreline erosion in ... read more

Preparing Low-Income Communities for Hurricanes Begins With Outreach

Governments seeking to help their most vulnerable residents prepare for hurricanes and other disasters should create community-based information campaigns ahead of time, according to a study of ... read more

Psychologists Release Results of Survey of 'Maria Generation' Kids

Psychologists have just published one of the largest post-disaster screening projects in U.S. history. The report measured the magnitude of Hurricane Maria's impact on the mental health of ... read more

Wristband Samplers Show Similar Chemical Exposure Across Three Continents

Researchers have deployed chemicals to individuals on three continents, they found that no two wristbands had identical chemical detections. But the same 14 chemicals were detected in more than 50 ... read more

Climate Change to Blame for Hurricane Maria's Extreme Rainfall

Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research ... read more

Hurricane Harvey Provides Lessons Learned for Flood Resiliency Plans

Scientists used satellite data to map the Houston-Galveston area impacted by Hurricane Harvey to understand why the flooding was so severe and ... read more

Continued PTSD in Women Exposed to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

A study reports that women exposed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (BP) Oil Spill continue to experience symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Less than half reported receiving ... read more

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
Monday, May 20, 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Monday, April 22, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Monday, March 4, 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Friday, July 20, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017