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Hurricanes and Cyclones News
January 29, 2020

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A new study uses machine learning to project migration patterns resulting from sea-level rise. Researchers found the impact of rising oceans will ripple across the country, ... read more

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
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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

Why Are Big Storms Bringing So Much More Rain? Warming, Yes, but Also Winds

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 ... 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

Strong Storms Generating Earthquake-Like Seismic Activity

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 ... read more

Study Finds Topsoil Is Key Harbinger of Lead Exposure Risks for Children

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 ... read more

Believing in Climate Change Doesn't Mean You Are Preparing for Climate Change

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 ... read more

Costs of Natural Disasters Are Increasing at the High End

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 ... read more

Hurricanes: Improving Rapid Intensification Predictions

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 ... 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

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