Many coastal nursing homes aren’t ready for hurricanes

Many at-risk nursing homes may be inadequately prepared for hurricane-related flooding in certain coastal regions, a new study shows.

Yale • futurity
Jan. 20, 2023 ~5 min

How flood forecasting in real time, with block-by-block data, could save lives

The majority of flood-related deaths involve vehicles in water. What if flood models could warn of the risks street by street using real-time storm forecasts? Machine learning can make it possible.

Valeriy Ivanov, Professor of Hydrosystems Engineering, University of Michigan • conversation
Jan. 18, 2023 ~8 min


Climate change trauma has real impacts on cognition and the brain, wildfire survivors study shows

A new neuropsychology study on California wildfire survivors found chronic cognitive problems in addition to anxiety and PTSD.

Jyoti Mishra, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego • conversation
Jan. 18, 2023 ~6 min

Flood forecasts in real-time with block-by-block data could save lives – a new machine learning method makes it possible

The majority of flood-related deaths involve vehicles in water. What if flood models could warn of the risks street by street using real-time storm forecasts?

Valeriy Ivanov, Professor of Hydrosystems Engineering, University of Michigan • conversation
Jan. 18, 2023 ~8 min

Why gas stoves matter to the climate – and the gas industry: Keeping them means homes will use gas for heating too

Energy companies have marketed natural gas as cooks’ favorite for years because homes with gas hookups will also use it for space and water heating.

Daniel Cohan, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University • conversation
Jan. 18, 2023 ~9 min

Extreme storms and flood events cause damage worth billions to ports -- and they are most disruptive to small island developing states

Natural disasters cause billions in damage to ports around the world each year.

Jasper Verschuur, DPhil Student, University of Oxford • conversation
Jan. 17, 2023 ~6 min

Green hydrogen: why low-carbon fuels are not benefiting from high fossil fuel prices

Without energy market reform, expensive gas will have few upsides.

John Szabo, Fellow, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies & Assistant Lecturer, Eötvös Loránd University • conversation
Jan. 12, 2023 ~9 min

Major cuts in CO2 emissions are still possible

"We were astonished by how large the potential reduction in greenhouse gases could be by 2050, and even by 2030."

McGill University • futurity
Jan. 11, 2023 ~4 min


2022's billion-dollar disasters: Climate change helped make it US's 3rd most expensive year on record

A monster hurricane, destructive storms and a drought that disrupted businesses across the economy led the list of the year’s costliest disasters.

Stacy Morford, Environment + Climate Editor • conversation
Jan. 10, 2023 ~8 min

18 huge, billion-dollar disasters: Climate change helped make 2022 the 3rd most expensive year on record

With a weather disaster unfolding in California and memories of December’s bone-chilling winter storms fresh in many people’s minds, NOAA released its list of the costliest disasters of 2022.

Stacy Morford, Environment + Climate Editor • conversation
Jan. 10, 2023 ~7 min

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