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How climate change can make catastrophic weather systems linger for longer  PHYS.ORG · 11 minutes
Many parts of Australia have suffered a run of severe and, in some cases, unprecedented weather events this summer. One common feature of many of these... more
High-tide flooding disrupts local economic activity  Science Magazine · 3 days
Evaluation of observed sea level rise impacts to date has emphasized sea level extremes, such as those from tropical cyclones. Far less is known about the consequences of more frequent high-tide flooding. Empirical analysis of the... more
Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin's new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states' border, saying... more
Fears flood water runoff could 'smother' Barrier Reef  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Runoff from recent floods in northern Australia is flowing onto parts of the Barrier Reef, scientists said Friday, starving coral of light and providing fodder for the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish. more
'Mexican oxy' pills in US Southwest lift fentanyl death toll  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Arizona and the rest of the southwestern U.S. states are becoming a hot spot in the fentanyl crisis as blue pills known as 'Mexican oxy' are flooding across... more
Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' pills take toll on US Southwest  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Blue pills known as 'Mexican oxy' are flooding across the border from Mexico, making Arizona and the rest of the Southwest a hot spot in the nation's fentanyl... more
Fentanyl deaths from 'Mexican oxy' pills hit Arizona hard  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A flood of illicit fentanyl flowing from Mexico into the Southwest is pushing the synthetic opioid into the top spot for all fatal drug overdoses in the U.S more
In disasters, Twitter influencers get out-tweeted  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A first-of-its-kind study on Twitter use during 5 of the costliest US natural disasters offers potentially life-saving insights. The research finds that Twitter users with small networks (100-200 followers) increase activity more than those with larger... more
Climate change increases potential for conflict and violence  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Images of extensive flooding or fire-ravaged communities help us see how climate change is accelerating the severity of natural disasters. Researchers say what is not as clear is the indirect effect of... more
Climate change increases potential for conflict and violence  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Images of extensive flooding or fire-ravaged communities help us see how climate change is accelerating the severity of natural disasters. The devastation is obvious, but what is not as clear is the... more
WATCH: Fitness influencer apologizes after flood of customers call her programs a scam  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Brittany Dawn, who has over 500,000 followers on Instagram, promised fans personalized training and nutrition programs, but some say she didn't deliver. more
Cutting-edge underwater mining system can give flooded mines a new lease of life  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Europe has an estimated EUR 100 billion worth of unexploited mineral resources lying at depths of 500-1,000 m. Following centuries of active... more
Study reveals how exercise may protect against Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Athletes know a vigorous workout can release a flood of endorphins: "feel-good" hormones that boost mood. Now there's evidence that exercise produces another hormone that may improve memory and protect... more
Novel protein sensor allows researchers to observe nicotine's movements in cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
When a person takes a puff on a cigarette, nicotine floods into the brain, latching onto receptors on the surface of neurons and producing feelings of... more
'Hundreds of thousands' of cattle feared dead after Australia floods  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Hundreds of thousands of cattle weakened from a severe drought are feared to have died in record-breaking floods in northeastern Australia, authorities said Friday, as they stepped up... more
Researchers raise awareness about interconnectedness, privacy risks of online services  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If you are a frequent user of technology, something like this probably happens to you every day: You search the web for articles on the nutrition needs of... more
Drought-stricken Aussie farmers now battered by floods  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Australian ranchers who struggled to keep their cattle alive during a prolonged drought last year are now battling to save herds from record-breaking floods inundating the northeast of the country, officials said on Wednesday. more
'Worst over': Australia begins flood clean-up  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Weary residents in Australia's flood-hit northeast returned home Wednesday to begin a massive clean-up after almost two weeks of heavy rain, as the wild weather moved south to inundate more towns. more
Brazil institute: Potential health crisis from dam breach  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Brazil's leading research institute is warning of a potential health crisis from the failure of a dam in Minas Gerais state, which unleased a flood of muddy mining waste that killed at... more
Queensland's floods are so huge the only way to track them is from space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Many parts of Queensland have been declared disaster zones and thousands of residents evacuated due to a 1-in-100-year flood. Townsville... more
Powerful new technology maps Townsville floods in near real time  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
UNSW Sydney researchers are providing accurate maps of the Townsville flood frontier within an hour using the latest satellite radar imaging technology. more
Two dead in Australia floods as fresh warning issued  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two bodies were discovered in Australia's flood-ravaged northeast on Tuesday as continuing heavy rain prompted authorities to warn of further flash flooding in the hours ahead. more
Convictions issued over Hungary sludge flood that killed 8  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Two former executives of an alumina plant in Hungary have been convicted and sentenced to prison for an industrial disaster that killed eight people and injured more than 220 in... more
'Unprecedented' flooding to hit northeast Australia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Thousands of people in northeast Australia should expect "unprecedented flooding", authorities have warned, after relentless downpours forced a dam to be fully opened on Sunday. more
Image: Iraq flood  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This Copernicus Sentinel-1 image combines two acquisitions over the same area of eastern Iraq, one from 14 November 2018 before heavy rains fell and one from 26 November 2018 after the storms. The image reveals the extent of flash flooding... more
Iraq flood  ESA · 2 weeks
Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-1 takes us to one of the areas in Iraq that suffered flooding recently more
January was officially Australia's hottest month on record  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in expanses of the tropical north. more
River levels tracked from space  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The 4,300 kilometer Mekong River is a lifeline for Southeast Asia. If this mighty river system bursts its banks, flooding can affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. A new method developed by a team of... more
River levels tracked from space  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The 4,300 kilometer Mekong River is a lifeline for South-East Asia. If this mighty river system bursts its banks, flooding can affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. A new method makes it possible to monitor... more
Flood of complaints to EU countries since data law adopted  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
More than 95,000 complaints have been filed with EU countries since the bloc's flagship data protection laws took effect eight months ago, the executive European Commission said Friday. more
Advanced modelling techniques could improve how cities deal with floods  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A city's ability to safeguard the public in the event of a flood could be greatly improved by using scientific practices for emergency plans and involving decision-makers in... more
An improved method for estimating the probability of extreme events  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a new and more accurate method for estimating the probability of extreme events, such as storms, floods and... more
Green walls could buffer flash flooding in cities  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Simulations reveal that green walls filled with coconut peat could absorb storm water running off buildings, mitigating flash floods. more
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