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Bombs Discriminate – Hurricanes Do Not!

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Bombs Discriminate – Hurricanes Do Not!

Source: The TerraMar Project/Ocean Crest Alliance/Joseph Ierna Jr - October 4, 2017

What is the difference between these two pictures -- Can you tell? We generally have advance warning when both are coming and there is nothing more…

Hurricanes Like Irma and Maria Devastate Not Only Communities, But the Marine Environments They Rely On

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Hurricanes Like Irma and Maria Devastate Not Only Communities, But the Marine Environments They Rely On

Source: The Conversation/Richard K.F. Unsworth/Benjamin L. Jones/Leanne Cullen-Unsworth/Lina Mtwana Nordlund - September 26, 2017

Hurricane Irma – one of the strongest on record to hit the Caribbean – recently scoured the islands leaving catastrophic damage in its wake. And more…

A Hurricane Season for the Records: Can the US Afford Another Natural Disaster?

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A Hurricane Season for the Records: Can the US Afford Another Natural Disaster?

Source: Hakai Magazine/Jackie Snow - September 25, 2017

The 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season still has about five weeks to go, but it’s already one of the most expensive on record.

According to more…

The Consequences of Climate Change: Who Should Pay and Who Should be Compensated?

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The Consequences of Climate Change: Who Should Pay and Who Should be Compensated?

Source: The Conversation/John Vogler/Marit Hammond - September 20, 2017

Hurricanes in the Caribbean and deadly floods across South Asia have once again raised the issue of climate justice.

The association between such events and climate change is now beyond serious more…

A Meteorologist’s List of All The Records Hurricane Irma Has Broken so Far

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A Meteorologist’s List of All The Records Hurricane Irma Has Broken so Far

Source: Huffington Post/Carla Herreria - September 14, 2017

After a week of destruction in the Caribbean, it was clear that Hurricane Irma was one for the books.

Phil Klotzbach, a meteorologist for Colorado State University, has been more…

Hurricane Harvey and the Future: What Would a New Houston Look Like?

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Hurricane Harvey and the Future: What Would a New Houston Look Like?

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - September 13, 2017

Natural forces unleashed an epic scale of destruction on Houston and surrounding areas of Texas. Built upon consumption, unmitigated growth, and fossil fuels, critics now more…

How Hurricane Irma Caused Coastal Waters Off Florida to ‘Disappear’

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How Hurricane Irma Caused Coastal Waters Off Florida to ‘Disappear’

Source: Accuweather/Amanda Schmidt - September 12, 2017

Videos continue to emerge on social media that show an unbelievable weather phenomenon that occurred while Hurricane Irma pounded the Florida coast.

Ocean and bay more…

A Tragic But Powerful Opportunity For Climate Action in the US

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A Tragic But Powerful Opportunity For Climate Action in the US

Source: Huffington Post/William Becker - September 7, 2017

Congress is back at work on a formidable agenda of pressing issues. But with the West on fire, the Gulf Coast under water and Floridians more…

What Hurricane Harvey Says About Risk, Climate, and Resilience

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What Hurricane Harvey Says About Risk, Climate, and Resilience

Source: The Conversation/Andrew Dessler/Daniel Cohan/Katharine Hayhoe - September 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has taught us many lessons, but the most valuable may be the oldest lesson of all, one we humans have been learning – more…

The First Line of Defense: Coastal Wetlands Greatly Reduce Property Loss During Hurricanes

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The First Line of Defense: Coastal Wetlands Greatly Reduce Property Loss During Hurricanes

Source: phys.org/UC Santa Cruz/Tim Stephens - September 4, 2017

With the Atlantic hurricane season well under way and Tropical Storm Harvey causing devastation in Texas, a new scientific study reports that coastal wetlands significantly more…