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Trump's 'all-out effort' on climate is derelict and risky
PHYS.ORG As Hurricane Florence made landfall, we could not help but reflect on the enormous human and financial toll of weather and climate-related disasters from last year. According to the National... 3 days
New small satellite peers inside Hurricane Florence
PHYS.ORG A new experimental weather satellite no bigger than a cereal box got an inside look at Hurricane Florence in a test of technology that could influence the future of storm monitoring from space. The... 3 days
Relaxed environmental regulations heighten risk during natural disasters
PHYS.ORG Heavy rains following Hurricane Florence have raised concerns over the release of toxic materials. Ash from coal-fired power plants stored at a landfill has spilled out and the state of North Carolina... 3 days
What Katrina taught us about saving Puerto Rico's youngest storm victims
PHYS.ORG The catastrophe that followed Hurricane Maria's landfall in Puerto Rico, on Sept. 20, 2017, affected all of Puerto Rico's 3.3 million citizens. 4 days
Chaos and agitation: Helping a patient survive a hurricane
NEWS MEDICAL As Hurricane Florence barreled toward her coastal community, Patty Younts grappled with a question: Where should a person with dementia go? 4 days
Study tracks Hurricane Harvey stormwater with GPS
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water on southeast Texas in late August 2017, making it the wettest recorded hurricane in U.S. history. But after the storm passed, where did... 4 days
One year after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico
NEWS MEDICAL On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, wreaking destruction that still lingers. The Category 4 storm caused a humanitarian crisis that ultimately cost nearly 3,000 lives, and imperiled Puerto Rico's... 4 days
Tracking the weight of Hurricane Harveys stormwater using GPS data
Science Magazine On 26 August 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast as a category four cyclone depositing ~95 km3 of water, making it the wettest cyclone in U.S. history.... 4 days
Watch a hurricane put a dent in Earth’s crust
Science Magazine VIDEO Researchers used GPS data to track daily movement of water after major rainfall 4 days
Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area
PHYS.ORG The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was... 4 days
Puerto Rico has not recovered from Hurricane Maria
PHYS.ORG Puerto Rico was in crisis long before Hurricane Maria hit on Sept. 20, 2017. 5 days
AI could help to manage natural disasters – but only to an extent
PHYS.ORG Residents are struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, a record-breaking storm that has hit the US east coast and led to... 5 days
SunTrust's online banking difficulties enters third day
PHYS.ORG Customers of the large regional bank SunTrust are experiencing a third day of outages and difficulties from its online banking services, a particular problem for its customers in North and South Carolina who are... 5 days
Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain
PHYS.ORG When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out. 6 days
UNC Health Care extends free access to virtual care service in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence
NEWS MEDICAL In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and continued challenging conditions across much of the state, UNC... 6 days
Bedraggled, displaced Americans long to return home after hurricane
PHYS.ORG In a makeshift shelter on the campus of North Carolina State University, hundreds of people who fled Hurricane Florence dream of going home, but have little idea about when that... 6 days
Warnings were up for Hong Kong for Typhoon Mangkhut after landfall
PHYS.ORG On Sunday, Sept. 16, Typhoon Mangkhut had made landfall in southern China and Hurricane signal #10 was still in force. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the... 6 days
NASA data shows Florence brings torrential rains and record flooding to the Carolinas
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA estimated the precipitation generated by Hurricane Florence from Sept. 10 through 17 as it approached North Carolina and days after it... 6 days
Copernicus Sentinel maps Hurricane Florence flooding
PHYS.ORG Making landfall in the US state of North Carolina on 14 September, Hurricane Florence is causing widespread damage and flooding. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission is being used to map affected areas. 7 days
Facing hurricane floodwaters, US town takes lessons from the past
PHYS.ORG Hidden in North Carolina's coastal plain, Contentnea Creek is a local treasure, a place to fish, paddle and birdwatch—but after Hurricane Florence's torrential rains, the stream has morphed... 7 days
FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths
ABC NEWS The Trump administration's disaster relief chief says that "the numbers are all over the place" from studies on the death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto... 1 week
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ESA Making landfall in the US state of North Carolina on 14 September, Hurricane Florence is causing widespread damage and flooding. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar... 1 week
Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes
PHYS.ORG A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. 1 week
Hurricane Florence Is Dumping a Huge Amount of Rain on the Carolinas
SPACE.COM The storm's winds are no longer as strong as they once were, but the rainfall is already approaching 'catastrophic.' 1 week
Hurricane Florence Is 50 Miles Larger, with 50% More Rain, Thanks to Climate Change
SPACE.COM For the first time, researchers have calculated the impact of climate change on a hurricane before it actually hits land. 1 week
Port city hunkers down as Hurricane Florence whips through
PHYS.ORG In the port city of Wilmington, residents awoke to the sound of power transformers blowing up, plunging homes into darkness as Hurricane Florence's howling winds whipped through the streets sending... 1 week
Hurricane Florence Drowned a Riverfront 30 Miles from the North Carolina Coast (Video)
LIVE SCIENCE Video shared from the town of Washington, North Carolina shows a riverfront drowned as far as the camera can see by Hurricane... 1 week
NASA sees dangerous Super Typhoon Mangkhut, eyeing the Philippines
PHYS.ORG Super Typhoon Mangkhut is a powerful tropical cyclone headed toward the northern Philippines. It is a Category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided... 1 week
Watch Hurricane Florence Make Landfall in This Incredible Space Station Video
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Florence, the vast storm meteorologists and astronauts alike have been tracking, made landfall this morning (Sept. 14) near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. 1 week
NASA-NOAA satellite sees land-falling Hurricane Florence
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the eye of Hurricane Florence the morning of landfall. Infrared imagery showed the power and the extent of this massive storm. 1 week
4 takeaways on Puerto Rico’s death toll after Trump’s tweet storm
ABC NEWS Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to challenge the official count of the number of people who died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of... 1 week
Watch Hurricane Florence Make Landfall in This Incredible Space Station Video
SPACE.COM Hurricane Florence, the vast storm meteorologists and astronauts alike have been tracking, made landfall this morning (Sept. 14) near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. 1 week
When is a sea wall a good idea?
PHYS.ORG Recent hurricanes like Maria and Sandy have brought crippling winds, torrential rains, and flooding to vulnerable coastal regions, in some cases killing thousands of people. Sea walls and other barriers are often... 1 week
Hurricane Florence Is Dumping a Huge Amount of Rain on the Carolinas
LIVE SCIENCE The storm's winds are no longer as strong as they once were, but the rainfall is already approaching 'catastrophic.' 1 week
Efficacy of pre-event planning will be key as Florence hits, urban planner says
PHYS.ORG A University of Kansas urban planning researcher who has researched long-term risks and natural disasters in the North Carolina region is available... 1 week
Rooting out the errors in climate models to better predict hurricanes
PHYS.ORG On the eve of every hurricane season, climatologists around the world offer their studied prognostications: Will we see high activity? Low activity? How will ocean temperature... 1 week
WATCH: Hurricane Florence flooding brings health risks
ABC NEWS ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton describes the danger and health problems that come with the flood water from the Category 1 storm. 1 week
Why Hurricane Florence is unusual and dangerous
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Florence is expected to bring heavy rains and dangerous storm surge to the Carolinas between Thursday and Saturday. Image: NOAA 1 week
Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in North Carolina, Slams US Southeast Coast with Raging Winds and Rain
LIVE SCIENCE The brunt of Hurricane Florence slammed North Carolina this morning with winds raging an astonishing 90... 1 week
Center of the Eye of Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall Near Wrightsville Beach, NC
LIVE SCIENCE Here's the latest on the major hurricane heading toward the U.S. Southeast Coast. 1 week
Center of the Eye of Hurricane Florence About to Make Landfall Near Wrightsville Beach, NC
LIVE SCIENCE Here's the latest on the major hurricane heading toward the U.S. Southeast Coast. 1 week
Race to rescue people stranded in US hurricane
PHYS.ORG Emergency crews in North Carolina scrambled Friday to rescue hundreds of people stranded in their homes by flood waters unleashed by Hurricane Florence. 1 week
In US beach resort, residents seek shelter from the storm
PHYS.ORG With Hurricane Florence downgraded on Thursday from a Category Four to a Category Two storm, and then once again, around fifty people left the evacuation shelter in Myrtle... 1 week
Hurricane Florence to Hammer Carolinas with High Winds, Storm Surge, 'Catastrophic' Flash Flooding
LIVE SCIENCE Here's the latest on the major hurricane heading toward the U.S. Southeast Coast. 1 week
Here’s how climate change is fueling Hurricane Florence
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists take a stab at predicting climate change’s influence on Hurricane Florence. 1 week
Stunning Weather Channel Video Shows Why Storm Surges Are So Dangerous
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Florence is packing the potential for some dangerous flooding, and a new Weather Channel video highlights why it's important to avoid. 1 week
Watch Hurricane Florence Batter a Lighthouse 34 Miles Offshore
LIVE SCIENCE A lighthouse just off the coast of North Carolina is livestreaming the approach of Hurricane Florence. 1 week
Wind and rain from Florence's leading edge lash Carolinas
PHYS.ORG The outer bands of wind and rain from a weakened but still lethal Hurricane Florence began lashing North Carolina on Thursday as the monster storm moved in for a prolonged... 1 week
Perfect storms: hurricanes and typhoons
PHYS.ORG As Hurricane Florence looms off the eastern United States and Typhoon Mangkhut threatens the Philippines, here are some facts about monster storms and what to expect as climate change supercharges our weather. 1 week
Hurricane Florence Is 50 Miles Larger, with 50% More Rain, Thanks to Climate Change
LIVE SCIENCE For the first time, researchers have calculated the impact of climate change on a hurricane before it actually hits land. 1 week
Hurricane Florence: Inside the effort to protect the elderly
ABC NEWS Perhaps no other population is as vulnerable during a hurricane as frail, older adults, especially those who are homebound or living in nursing homes. 1 week
NASA gets inside look at large and powerful Hurricane Florence
SCIENCE DAILY 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... 1 week
Tropical bands from Florence begin lashing Carolinas
PHYS.ORG The outer bands of wind and rain from a weakened but still lethal Hurricane Florence began lashing North Carolina on Thursday as the monster storm moved in for a prolonged and potentially catastrophic stay... 1 week
NASA-NOAA satellite finds wind shear pushing on Tropical Storm Isaac's center
PHYS.ORG Wind shear seems to be affecting several storms in the Atlantic Ocean today, Sept. 13, 2018. Wind shear is affecting Hurricane Helene in the Eastern Atlantic... 1 week
NASA sees Hurricane Helene decoupled by wind shear
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Helene as it continued tracking toward the Azores Islands in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean. Satellite imagery shows that Helene is decoupled from wind shear. 1 week
NASA gets inside look at large and powerful Hurricane Florence
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the large and powerful Hurricane Florence early on Sept. 13 that indicated wind shear was temporarily affecting the southern side... 1 week
Flooding, storm surge can be as destructive as a hurricane's winds
PHYS.ORG When hurricanes and powerful storms threaten land, people typically focus on wind speed. That could be a mistake. 1 week
New Videos Show Hurricane Florence Ready to Unleash Its Fury on US East Coast
SPACE.COM Hurricane Florence, now a Category 2 storm, is slowly approaching the U.S. coast, and the storm's massive fury is on... 1 week
Why a weaker, Category 2 hurricane is still dangerous
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Florence was downgraded to Category 2 storm on Thursday, but forecasters cautioned that the mammoth storm still poses a major threat to millions of people. Here's why. 2 weeks
How social networks can save lives when disasters strike
PHYS.ORG Soon after my family moved to New Orleans in the summer of 2005, we heard Mayor Ray Nagin's first warnings about Hurricane Katrina. With two young children, a job I... 2 weeks
Hurricanes can cause enormous damage inland, but emergency plans focus on coasts
PHYS.ORG VIDEO As Hurricane Florence approaches the U.S. coast, over a million people have been ordered to evacuate from barrier islands and low-lying areas from South... 2 weeks
Hurricane Florence Makes Its Way Toward North Carolina
SPACE.COM Hurricane Florence, downgraded to a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of up to 110 mph (175 km/h), is getting closer to the coast of North Carolina. 2 weeks
Researchers develop platform to help survive hurricanes, natural disasters
PHYS.ORG Just a few minutes of warning during a natural disaster can mean the difference between life and death. 2 weeks
Video: Staring down Hurricane Florence
PHYS.ORG VIDEO "Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It's chilling, even from space," says European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex), who is currently living and working aboard the International Space Station as a member... 2 weeks
Hurricane Florence Makes Its Way Toward North Carolina
LIVE SCIENCE Here's the latest on the major hurricane heading toward the U.S. Southeast Coast. 2 weeks
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ESA Views of Hurricane Florence taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station 2 weeks
In first, US capital may employ levee against Hurricane Florence
PHYS.ORG It is an unremarkable wall a stone's throw from the White House, barely noticed by tourists and locals alike. Yet officials hope this updated but never-used levee system... 2 weeks
Storm to be 'exceptionally bad news' if it hovers offshore
PHYS.ORG Oddly, the closer Hurricane Florence gets to land the murkier its future gets. 2 weeks
Trying to protect seniors, the most vulnerable, from formidable foe Florence
NEWS MEDICAL Perhaps no other population is as vulnerable during a hurricane as frail, older adults, especially those who are homebound or living in nursing homes. With Hurricane... 2 weeks
Hurricane Florence Shifts Course, Will Make a 'Grand Tour' of Southeastern States
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Florence is changing course, according to new models released today. 2 weeks
'Nightmare' Hurricane Florence Poses Far-Reaching Dangers
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Florence is on track to blast the southeastern U.S. coast with ferocious winds and rain, but it may also swamp hog manure pits and coal ash dumps, spreading their toxins; as well as inundate nuclear... 2 weeks
Here's the Latest Forecast for Hurricane Florence
LIVE SCIENCE Here's the latest on the major hurricane heading toward the U.S. Southeast Coast. 2 weeks
NASA sees Hawaii facing Tropical Storm Olivia
PHYS.ORG While the U.S. East Coast prepares for Hurricane Florence, the U.S. state of Hawaii is feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Olivia. NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Olivia that showed wind... 2 weeks
Hurricane Florence is coming. Scientists are scrambling to prepare
Science Magazine Storm poses both challenge and opportunity for researchers 2 weeks
Hurricane Florence: How Satellites Are Tracking the Monster Storm from Space
SPACE.COM As Hurricane Florence makes its way toward the U.S. East Coast, several satellites are monitoring the dangerous storm system with a variety of instruments. 2 weeks
Watch Hurricane Florence Churn Toward the East Coast in NASA and NOAA GIFs
SPACE.COM See the latest videos and animated imagery of Hurricane Florence. 2 weeks
Hurricane Florence Is a 'No-Kidding Nightmare' in These New Astronaut Photos
SPACE.COM Hurricane Florence, on its way across the Atlantic Ocean toward North Carolina, dominates photos and video from the International Space Station, where astronauts are using wide-angle... 2 weeks
Georgia governor declares emergency ahead of hurricane
PHYS.ORG Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in the southern US state on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence. 2 weeks
NASA looks at Hurricane Helene's water vapor concentration
PHYS.ORG When NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Eastern Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 12 it analyzed water vapor within Hurricane Helene. 2 weeks
NASA-NOAA satellite analyzes rainmaker Hurricane Florence
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the eye of powerful Category 4 Hurricane Florence and found the storm over 400 miles in diameter and the capability to generate very heavy rainfall. 2 weeks
How meteorologists predict the next big hurricane
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Florence is heading toward the U.S. coast, right at the height of hurricane season. 2 weeks
Will Hurricane Florence Strengthen into a Rare Category 5 Storm?
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Florence will be a dangerous storm regardless of wind speed. 2 weeks
Hurricane Florence Isn't Alone: 4 Powerful Storms Seen from Space in 1 Day
SPACE.COM As three powerful storms march one by one across the Atlantic Ocean toward the U.S. East Coast and the Caribbean, a fourth... 2 weeks
Puerto Rico’s catastrophic hurricane gave scientists a rare chance to study how tropical forests will fare in a stormier future
Science Magazine Climate warming could make forests less resilient 2 weeks
A Hurricane Hunting Plane Flies Straight Through Florence's Eye, Captures Harrowing Video
LIVE SCIENCE What does a hurricane's eye look like from the inside? 2 weeks
If You Stay Put During Hurricane Florence, Be Ready for Challenges After the Storm
LIVE SCIENCE VIDEO Many people will likely decide to stay put despite evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Florence. And if history is any... 2 weeks
'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Florence Grows in Size, Heads Toward US East Coast
LIVE SCIENCE Florence was upgraded to a major Category 4 hurricane as it heads toward the Carolinas. 2 weeks
Suomi NPP Satellite stares Helene in the eye
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the eye of Hurricane Helene in the eastern Atlantic. 2 weeks
NASA satellite finds Hurricane Florence undergoing eyewall replacement
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at powerful Hurricane Florence early on Sept. 11 that indicated it was likely undergoing eyewall replacement. 2 weeks
NASA sees Hurricane Olivia moving toward Hawaii
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite provided an inside look at Hurricane Olivia as it continued to track toward Hawaii. Watches and Warnings remain in effect as Olivia nears. 2 weeks
New Eye Means Hurricane Florence May Get Stronger Before Slamming into the US
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Florence's eye wall has grown since yesterday. 2 weeks
NASA covers Hurricane Isaac's ragged center
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite found a thick ring of powerful storms around Hurricane Isaac's ragged eye and southwest of center on Sept. 10. 2 weeks
NASA sees an organized Hurricane Helene near Africa
PHYS.ORG Visible imagefrom NASA's Aqua satellite showed that newly developed Hurricane Helene had strengthened and organized quickly. 2 weeks
Hurricane Florence: Photos of a Monster Storm
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Florence strengthened into a Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds reaching 140 mph (220 km/h). Here's a look at the monster storm as it heads toward the U.S. East Coast. 2 weeks
Florence is for the birds—and that's both good and bad
PHYS.ORG As Hurricane Florence tracks toward the East Coast with predicted windspeeds up to 150 mph when it makes landfall Thursday, storm prognosticators are busy trying to forecast its... 2 weeks
'Atmospheric Brick Wall' Steers Hurricane Florence Toward US East Coast
LIVE SCIENCE If the hurricane makes landfall, this so-called brick wall will likely play the villain again. 2 weeks
'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward US East Coast
LIVE SCIENCE Florence was upgraded to a major Category 4 hurricane as it heads toward the Carolinas. 2 weeks
Hurricane Florence in Photos: See the Massive Storm from Space
SPACE.COM See astronaut photos and satellite images of Hurricane Florence. 2 weeks
Huge Hurricane Florence Looms Large in New Views from Space (Video)
SPACE.COM As Hurricane Florence intensified into a major Category 4 storm in the Atlantic Ocean today (Sept. 10), astronauts and satellites have spotted the enormous weather system... 2 weeks
NASA satellites show Hurricane Florence strengthening
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA satellites are providing a lot of different kinds of data to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center to help them understand what's happening Hurricane Florence. NASA's Aqua satellite is providing visible, infrared and microwave imagery... 2 weeks
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Watch a hurricane put a dent in Earth’s crust
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NASA data shows Florence brings torrential rains and record flooding to the Carolinas
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Hurricanes can cause enormous damage inland, but emergency plans focus on coasts
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Video: Staring down Hurricane Florence
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If You Stay Put During Hurricane Florence, Be Ready for Challenges After the Storm
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NASA satellites show Hurricane Florence strengthening
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