As climate change strengthens hurricanes, could Bermuda High cause more loops in Atlantic?

If jet streams are weak enough and a tropical storm floats north, the wild card that dictates its path forward is the Bermuda High, an offshore merry-go-round of air that can snag storms propelled from Africa and send them clockwise: west across the Bermuda Triangle, and up the United States coast.

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New data shows an 'extraordinary' rise in U.S. coastal flooding

Rising seas are bringing water into communities at record rates, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday.

Outer Banks island ravaged by storms and virus restrictions

A secluded tourist destination on North Carolina's Outer Banks is having an extremely tough year.


Hurricane Dorian ravaged Bahamas’ reefs, researchers find

When Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas in September, it not only leveled entire communities and killed dozens of people, it also destroyed about 30 percent of the coral reefs around the islands, according to a report issued Friday by the Perry Institute for Marine Science.


New NOAA emails reveal how Trump rattled NOAA during Hurricane Dorian

President Trump’s inaccurate statements, altered forecast map and tweets rattled top officials along with rank and file scientists.

77 days after Dorian’s arrival, Ocracoke reopens to visitors

County officials agreed to lift an evacuation order for visitors that's been in place on Ocracoke since Sept. 4.


Power to the people means making electricity generation green and local

Fossil fuel dependence stirs up the climate and makes our energy supply increasingly vulnerable.

After Dorian, Bahamas’ path to recovery is obscured by uncertainty

Scientists say the long game for the Bahamas is very uncertain, just as the certainty grows linking climate change and a greater frequency of strong hurricanes. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.


Hurricanes may kill some birds, but humans are the real threat

When the time comes to assess the environmental damage from Hurricane Dorian, one species may be extinct, but it's not Dorian's fault.

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Derrick Z. Jackson: The biggest casualty of Trump’s Dorian deceit? Our common bonds

President Trump's lies to corroborate his false claim that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama caused a destructive gale of its own. With this attack on science, Trump ripped at a thread of our nation's social fabric—the weather.

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In Bahamas, lack of toilets and safe water pose disease risk after Dorian

Many residents report a shortage of food and water, and health experts warn that the hardest-hit areas could face a health crisis.


Why NOAA matters

The notion that one of the country's leading science agencies, which has thus far received more autonomy from Mr. Trump's White House than other parts of the federal government, might now be losing that autonomy, has triggered deep anxieties.


Extreme weather displaced a record 7 million in first half of 2019

A new report puts 2019 on pace to be one of the most disastrous years in almost two decades even before the effects of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas are tallied. But there was also good news. 
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Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

Countries already struggling with low crop yields will be hurt most by a warming climate.

The chemical BPA is widespread on beaches around the world

"When we lie on the beach, we're not only lying on a bed of sand but a bed of plastics."

Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.

Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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