Floods
From rain to flood  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Extreme weather events such as thunderstorms, heavy rainfall and resulting floods, influence Earth and environmental systems in the long term. To study the impacts of hydrological extremes holistically—from precipitation to water entering the ground to discharge to flow into the... more
Condensyn waterless condenser provides benefits to synthetic chemistry labs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Asynt reports upon a new scientific evaluation of their Condensyn waterless condenser by the Technological University Dublin in the key areas of performance versus Liebig water condensers, water savings potential... more
MagLab scientists discover thermoelectric properties in promising class of materials  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Exploring an area overlooked by other scientists, physicists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have discovered that a class of materials called "1-2-20s" have... more
Could floating cities help people adapt to rising sea levels?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
By end of the century, rising seas will flood more than 500 coastal cities, affecting 1.5 billion people worldwide. Some estimates predict surging sea level rise of two... more
New online tool helps communities prepare for coastal flooding  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
If you live along the coast, flooding can endanger lives, property, businesses, and even bring communities and commerce to a standstill. To help people prepare for and manage the effects... more
Small towns, big flood waters  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climate change is bringing more water to people's doorsteps, devastating communities. Entire towns are moving to escape rising waters. But how do towns address these growing threats and still retain their sense of community? Flood experts at UC... more
Frogs find refuge in elephant tracks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers in Myanmar describe flooded elephant tracks as key breeding grounds and 'stepping stones' connecting populations. more
Downpours of torrential rain more frequent with global warming  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The frequency of downpours of heavy rain—which can lead to flash floods, devastation, and outbreaks of waterborne disease—has increased across the globe in the past 50 years, research led by... more
Study: Heavy metals in North Carolina lake bottom extensive  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Duke University scientist says a toxic stew of coal ash has spilled repeatedly and apparently unnoticed from storage pits at a Wilmington power plant into an adjoining lake, and... more
Traffic congestion reconsidered  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Global demand for automobiles rose significantly in the 1990s, with annual sales stabilizing at close to 80 million vehicles since 2017.... more
Research groups investigate how to achieve healthier use of digital technologies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
With its permanent accessibility, increasing flood of information and constantly changing technologies that humans have to familiarize themselves with, digitization is fundamentally changing society and individual... more
Community impacts from extreme weather shape climate beliefs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Recent studies have suggested that people who experience the impacts of hurricanes, catastrophic flooding or other severe weather events are more likely to believe in, and be concerned about, climate change in... more
Scientists demonstrate plant stress memory and adaptation capabilities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Russian and Taiwanese scientists have discovered a connection between the two signaling systems that help plants survive stress situations, demonstrating that they can remember dangerous conditions that they have experienced and adapt... more
Study highlights vulnerability of rural coast to sea-level rise  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Type "sea-level rise" in an internet search engine and almost all the resulting images will show flooded cities, with ample guidance on civic options for protecting urban infrastructure, from constructing... more
Oklahoma’s ‘precedent-setting’ suit puts opioid drugmakers on trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
All eyes will be on Oklahoma this week when the first case in a flood of litigation against opioid drug manufacturers begins Tuesday. more
Flood buyout costs rise as storms intensify, seas surge  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The residents of this small riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture. more
70,000 families displaced in Paraguay flooding  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Heavy flooding in Paraguay has displaced 70,000 families and is threatening to further inundate the capital Asuncion in the coming weeks, the country's weather bureau said. more
Historic flooding predicted along Arkansas River  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Residents in parts of Arkansas are preparing for what meteorologists are predicting will be the worst flooding in recorded history along parts of the Arkansas River over the coming week. more
Close encounters? SpaceX satellites spark Dutch UFO frenzy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A Dutch website set up to record UFO sightings was flooded early Saturday with reports after a "train of stars" was spotted crossing the Netherlands' skies, sparking fears of an alien invasion. more
Find Corvus, the Crafty Crow, In the Spring Southern Sky  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Nine out of the 88 officially recognized constellations are birds. For those who care to dabble in celestial ornithology, there are a wide variety of feathered creatures: everything... more
Plant stem cells require low oxygen levels  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Plants function as the green lungs of our planet, and rightfully so, as the capacity of a large, single tree releases more than 120 kg of oxygen into the Earth's atmosphere every year through... more
Cities living with a strong chance of rain  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Heavy rain can overwhelm municipal infrastructure and lead to flooding that can threaten lives and property. The U.S. alone spends millions - and sometimes billions - of dollars per year on flood... more
Lake sediment records reveal recent floods in NW England (UK) unprecedented  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study of UK lake sediment records stretching back over several centuries has found that the floods that hit Northern England in 2009 and 2015... more
Unprecedented nature of extreme flooding in North West England revealed  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study of UK lake sediment records stretching back over several centuries has found that the floods that hit Northern England in 2009 and 2015 (Storm Desmond),... more
Violent Tornadoes and Flooding Are Expected in Oklahoma and Texas Tonight  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Oklahoma, northwest Texas and the Texas panhandle are bracing for a day of extreme weather, including dangerous tornadoes, flooding and thunderstorms. more
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