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May 20, 2019

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As more rain falls on a warming planet, a new computer model shows that it may not take a downpour to cause widespread ... read more
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 ... read more
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 ... read more

Landslides Triggered by Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico on 20 September 2017 and triggered more than 40,000 landslides in at least three-fourths of Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities. Researchers write that 'the ... read more
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Unexpected Impact of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico's Watershed

Researchers have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year after two consecutive major hurricanes in 2017. This ... read more

New Look at Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane Maria

Two new research efforts delve into Hurricane Maria's far-reaching effects on the island's forests and on its residents' energy and electricity ... read more

Climate Simulations Project Wetter, Windier Hurricanes

New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria by 5 to 10 percent. They ... read more

Houston's Urban Sprawl Increased Rainfall, Flooding During Hurricane Harvey

Researchers found that Houston's urban landscape directly contributed to the torrential rainfall and deadly flooding of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Houston's risk for extreme flooding was 21 ... read more

Undeterred, Gulf Fish Spawn Despite Hurricane

Even a Category 4 hurricane doesn't kill the mood for coastal fish -- and that's good news for all species, as well as for a multibillion-dollar recreational fishing industry. As extreme ... read more

Culture Strongly Influences Coping Behaviors After Natural Disasters

Demographic and cultural differences strongly influence the coping styles young people use when they're affected by a natural disaster, and these disparities should be taken into account when ... read more

Monitoring Air Pollution After Hurricane Maria

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, the storm devastated the island's electrical grid, leaving many people without power for months. This lack of electricity, as well as ... read more

Strong Indian Monsoons Steer Atlantic Hurricanes Towards Land, Study Finds

Strong monsoons in the Indian Ocean can induce easterly winds that push Atlantic Ocean hurricanes westward, increasing the likelihood they'll make landfall in the Americas, according to new ... read more

Wind Farms and Reducing Hurricane Precipitation

New research reveals an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: the ability to lessen precipitation from ... read more

All Eyes on Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael plowed into the Florida panhandle Wednesday, Oct. 10, as a major Category 4 storm -- the strongest hurricane ever to hit that region. Many NASA instruments are keeping tabs on ... read more

Experiencing Extreme Weather Is Not Enough to Convince Climate Change Skeptics

Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change skeptics than humans are damaging the environment, a new study ... read more

New Weather Model Could Increase Tornado-Warning Times

Researchers have obtained data from recent next-generation satellites in a numerical weather-prediction model used to provide guidance for tornadic thunderstorm ... read more

Climate Change Modifies the Composition of Reefs

Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink. A study has analyzes for the first time why ... read more

NASA Gets Inside Look at Large and Powerful Hurricane Florence

NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the large and powerful Hurricane Florence early on Sept. 13, 2018 that indicated wind shear was temporarily affecting the southern side of the ... read more

Recommendations Aimed at Preparing Puerto Rico for Hurricane Season

Researchers have estimated there were 2,975 excess deaths in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria from September 2017 through the end of February 2018. The researchers also identified gaps in the death ... read more

Bird Feared Extinct Rediscovered in the Bahamas

One of the rarest birds in the western hemisphere, the Bahama Nuthatch, has been rediscovered by research teams searching the island of Grand Bahama. The finding is particularly significant because ... read more

What Is the Maximum Possible Number of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones? See the Year 2005

Climate simulations and analyses of Atlantic hurricane activity indicate that the record number of tropical cyclones that occurred in 2005 (28 storms) is close to the maximum number that might occur ... read more

NASA Gets Up Close With Greenland's Melting Ice

With a new research plane and a new base to improve its chances of outsmarting Atlantic hurricanes, NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign takes to the sky this week for its third year of ... read more

Harmful Bacteria Thrived in Post-Hurricane Harvey Floodwaters

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, bringing more than 50 inches of rain and extreme flooding to the city of Houston. In addition to wreaking havoc on buildings and ... read more

Children Are Highly Vulnerable to Health Risks of a Changing Climate

Children and adolescents are more vulnerable to climate-related disasters because of their anatomic, cognitive, immunologic, and psychologic differences compared to adults. Researchers set out some ... read more

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