Fringe weatherman advised Abbott before deadly Texas storm

The move has raised questions among some scientists as to why Abbott consulted with an outside meteorologist - particularly one with inaccurate climate views - when Abbott had the option of touching base with weather experts in the government.

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It’s time US went on offensive in confronting climate change

Climate change has been knocking on our door for the better part of four decades and the margin for error is closing fast. We must prepare - equitably, decisively and with great urgency.


A proposed storm surge barrier could protect Texas from storms like Laura

If Hurricane Laura shifts west and lands squarely on the Texas coast, it will be the fifth deadly hurricane to strike the Lone Star State since 2000. That's far too soon for Texas and federal partners to complete a storm surge protection system designed to shield the Lone Star State from major hurricanes.


Scientists are getting better at predicting hurricane intensity

Scientists say they are finally making progress in understanding how and why hurricanes intensify, information they say is critical to improving real-time forecasts.


Could massive storm surge barriers end the Hudson River's revival?

As threats from major storms increase, authorities are proposing surge barriers to protect New York Harbor. Some ecologists are concerned these giant barriers could have serious consequences for the Hudson, now hailed for its much-heralded recovery, and for other area waters.

Chief scientist to probe response to Trump's storm forecast

NOAA's acting chief scientist will investigate whether the agency violated its own policies by siding with President Trump after he displayed a doctored map last week to show that Alabama could get hit by Hurricane Dorian.

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

A historic 120-year-old data set is allowing researchers to confirm what data modeling systems have been predicting about climate change: Climate change is increasing precipitation events like hurricanes, tropical storms and floods.

Rivers in SC and NC are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Florence

Months after the drenching storm pummeled the Carolinas, rivers are still showing effects from Hurricane Florence.


Experts say LA in danger of mega storm

Scientists call it California's "other big one," and they say it could cause three times as much damage as a major earthquake ripping along the San Andreas.


Could climate change make it harder to get insurance in Australia?

Right now, Townsville is more or less underwater and large parts of Tasmania are on fire. But once the world looks away, there's the question of who will pay the bill.

The situation in Puerto Rico is untenable

Although the effort to rebuild Puerto Rico has made progress, the island is still confronting questions of status, economics, and emigration that Hurricane Maria helped expose.

Officials: South Carolina ‘not out of the woods yet’ from threats left by Florence

The Pee Dee region and parts of the Piedmont are bracing for river flooding after now-Tropical Depression Florence drenched the Carolinas, swelling waterways. At least six died as a result of the storm.

Hurricane Florence’s surge is expected to hit homes that already cost the government millions

The storm is pummeling coastal towns that are battling rising sea levels and have been repeatedly bailed out by federal flood insurance.

Florence causing 'historic and unprecedented flooding,' at least 16 dead

The Carolinas are bracing for major river flooding and possible tornadoes after Florence.
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