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Hurricanes near U.S. coast forecast to worsen due to climate change

The 2020 hurricane season may be best remembered as the one that spawned so many storms that forecasters ran out of names and had to resort to Greek letters.

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Tropical cyclones suppress rainfall in their wakes

As these tempests move over the ocean, they suppress cloud coverage and rainfall in their wakes, new research has revealed. Such changes, which might become more pronounced with climate change, could affect navigation and fishing, researchers have suggested.


How a Hurricane Laura forecast predicted an ‘unsurvivable’ storm surge

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Missed wind patterns are throwing off climate forecasts of rain and storms

Climate scientists can confidently tie global warming to impacts such as sea-level rise and extreme heat. But ask how rising temperatures will affect rainfall and storms, and the answers get a lot shakier.


Hurricane season 2020—here’s what forecasters expect

An ominous combination of warm ocean water and seasonal weather patterns is lining up to fuel storms this year.

Global warming can lead to increased rainfall in Asian monsoon regions, finds study

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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.

Sydney′s endangered seahorses find refuge in underwater hotels

Pollution, construction, storms and illegal trade are threatening the tiny pipefish.

Global warming affects tropical cyclone patterns

Global warming is shifting patterns in the distribution of tropical cyclones rather than their frequency, according to an analysis of four decades of data published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


What happens when natural disasters strike during a pandemic?

“Disasters don’t stop for a virus.” And national response teams are already feeling the strain.

Climate refugees: Kittiwakes flee bird cliffs to resettle in urban spaces

For humans they are noisy and messy neighbours, but they come for a reason. Stronger storms and wilder weather by the coast give fewer surviving chicks in their natural bird cliff habitat.

How climate change impacts Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Record temperatures pose many direct threats to human health and the environment in Australia. It has also fueled a crisis in the ocean.

Africa, a thunder and lightning hot spot, may see even more storms

The size and frequency of thunderstorms has risen along with global temperatures, researchers at the University of Tel Aviv found. 

This decade broke all kinds of climate records—and not in a good way

The last 10 years have shown that climate change is happening now and could get much worse.

Bad news for N.J.: ‘Dramatic’ sea level rise expected, plus more flooding and stronger storms

New Jersey is projected to experience "dramatic" sea level rise through the rest of this century, bringing worsening storm surges and more regular flooding to the Garden State

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