Floods
Climate disasters increase risks of armed conflicts: New evidence  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The risk for violent clashes increases after weather extremes such as droughts or floods hit people in vulnerable countries, an international team of scientists finds. Vulnerable countries are characterized by... more
Giant umbrellas shift from convenient canopy to sturdy storm shield  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a new approach to storm surge protection, a team has created a preliminary design for dual-purpose kinetic umbrellas that would provide shade during fair weather and could... more
Climate-related disasters increase risks of conflict in vulnerable countries, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Lead author Tobias Ide from the University of Melbourne said the disasters include storms, floods and droughts—the frequency and intensity of which will increase in the... more
Information overload on COVID-19 leads people to pick out bizarre, unhelpful choices  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
That the COVID-19 situation has been accompanied by a relentless flood of information is evident from a quick examination of newspaper front pages, top... more
COVID-19 information overload leads to simple but unhelpful choices  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
That the COVID-19 situation has been accompanied by a relentless flood of information is evident from a quick examination of newspaper front pages, top stories on any news channel, or... more
Communicating the effectiveness of flood-mitigation plans  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of Leeds mathematicians and French civil engineers has developed a new way of visualizing and analyzing complex flood-protection schemes. more
Flooding stunted 2019 cropland growing season, resulting in more atmospheric CO2  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Severe flooding throughout the Midwest—which triggered a delayed growing season for crops in the region—led to a reduction of 100 million metric tons of net carbon... more
Critical care team creates blueprint for emergency operations during COVID-19 epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
As patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) flood hospitals, the health care system must not only determine how to redeploy limited resources and staff to care... more
Ecosystem services are not constrained by borders  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
What do chocolate, migratory birds, flood control and pandas have in common? Many countries benefit from ecosystem services provided outside their nations. This can happen through economic relationships, biological and geographical conditions, but we... more
The Data Forge  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Raytheon has developed a prototype system for managing the floods of satellite data that help generate warnings and intelligence information for combatants SpaceNews.com more
Heart and kidney patients should keep taking their medicines during COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, inaccurate medical information has flooded social media and other channels. more
US hospitals rush to find beds for surge of virus patients  ABC NEWS · 1 week
U.S. hospitals are rushing to find beds for a coming flood of COVID-19 patients, opening older closed hospitals and re-purposing other medical buildings more
Scientists put the heat on microbes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hurricanes, floods, drought and fire. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent as the climate changes and can destroy entire landscapes—both visible and invisible. more
Scientists expect spring floods to be milder than last year  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Too often disasters come in threes. But the year of global pandemic and record wildfires in Australia will not also be a year of historic floods in the... more
New insights into US flood vulnerability revealed from flood insurance big data  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has found that current estimates of flood risk rely upon methods for calculating... more
How 'pioneer' protein turns stem cells into organs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Early on in each cell, a critical protein known as FoxA2 simultaneously binds to both the chromosomal proteins and the DNA, opening the flood gates for gene activation, according to a new... more
New inventions putting squeeze on satellite data  ESA · 3 weeks
The smarter space missions become, the more ‘housekeeping’ data they generate. In theory, this is good news, enabling greater oversight for ground... more
Ancient flooding formed, left behind boulders in Wildcat Ridge  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One year ago, a historic flood struck Nebraska, topping levees; taking out bridges, dams and houses; covering thousands of acres in water; and reminding Nebraskans of the power of a... more
Japan's experience with earthquakes can help teach us to learn to live with floods  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The intense rainfall from storms this winter has caused severe flooding in numerous cities across the UK. The storms have... more
Six-fold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving sea level rise that could see annual flooding by 2100 in regions home today to some... more
New flood damage framework helps planners prepare for sea-level rise  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists agree that sea levels will continue to rise this century, but projections beyond 2050 are much more uncertain regarding exactly how much higher ocean levels will be... more
Quaternary climate changes as speciation drivers in the Amazon floodplains  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The role of climate as a speciation driver in the Amazon has long been discussed. Phylogeographic studies have failed to recover synchronous demographic responses across taxa, although recent... more
Natural bayou better when floods threaten Houston  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One bayou meanders toward downtown Houston. The other runs in parallel to the south, much of it through a concrete channel. more
Mangrove conservation can pay for itself in flood protection  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The natural coastal defenses provided by mangrove forests reduce annual flooding significantly in critical hotspots around the world. Without mangroves, flood damages would increase by more than $65 billion annually,... more
Research shows mangrove conservation can pay for itself in flood protection  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The natural coastal defenses provided by mangrove forests reduce annual flooding significantly in critical hotspots around the world. Without mangroves, flood damages would increase by more... more
After the bushfires, our river creatures are suffering, too  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The hellish summer of bushfires in southeast Australia triggered global concern for our iconic mammals. Donations flooded in from at home and around the world to help protect furry species. more
Protected Hungarian forest by the Tisza River destroyed  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An old floodplain forest in Hungary was destroyed by unauthorized clear-cutting in a protected area near the Tisza River. more
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