Hurricane Idalia wreaked havoc in Florida last Wednesday, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake as a powerful Category 4 storm. Homes were swamped, highways transformed into rivers, electricity lines were downed, and at least one person died in a traffic-related tragedy. … [Read more...] about Sharks and hurricanes: How do marine predators cope with storms?
Extreme weather events are becoming more commonplace thanks to climate change. For homeowners and for those on the market, considering a home’s potential vulnerability to natural disasters is becoming a top priority. Proximity to work and good schools, or the number of bathrooms … [Read more...] about Is your home at risk for natural disasters? Here’s what to do if it is
When it comes to hurricanes, wildfires, and other environmental hazards, early alerts are key to minimizing risk to people from these high-powered natural phenomena. What if there were a system that both warned individuals of weather events like these and then converted their … [Read more...] about This non-profit aims to harness the power of weather events on land and sea
It seems like an outlandish idea, but a Norwegian startup called OceanTherm believes it can prevent catastrophes by stopping hurricanes as they develop. Hurricanes are more violent than ever, and a big part of that is rising ocean temperatures: just a one-degree rise in surface … [Read more...] about This startup wants to stop hurricanes in their tracks. Is it possible?
Climate change is making the impact of hurricanes and other storms more dangerous—and more expensive. As the costs loom over coastlines across the globe, vulnerable communities are looking for new ways to mitigate the economic impact. A promising approach would be to use existing … [Read more...] about Mangrove trees can protect vulnerable coastal communities from hurricanes