Why some people stay in their neighborhood after a flood

To help people who live in areas with high flood risk consider moving, you need to first understand how they decide to stay or leave, says Anna Rhodes.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Aug. 9, 2021 ~4 min

The water cycle is intensifying as the climate warms, IPCC report warns – that means more intense storms and flooding

Water-related hazards are exceptionally destructive, and the impact of climate change on extreme water-related events is increasingly evident, a lead author of the new report warns.

Mathew Barlow, Professor of Climate Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell • conversation
Aug. 9, 2021 ~5 min

3 wildfire lessons for forest towns as Dixie Fire destroys historic Greenville, California

Hundreds of computer simulations point to a few best strategies for keeping homes safe from fire in a warming climate.

David Hulse, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida • conversation
Aug. 6, 2021 ~10 min

3 lessons for forest towns as wildfire destroys historic Greenville, California

Hundreds of computer simulations point to a few best strategies for keeping homes safe from fire in a warming climate.

David Hulse, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida • conversation
Aug. 6, 2021 ~10 min

How years of fighting every wildfire helped fuel the Western megafires of today

More than 40 fire scientists and forest ecologists in the US and Canada teamed up to investigate why wildfires are getting more extreme. Climate change is part of the problem, but there’s more.

Paul Hessburg, Research Ecologist, United States Forest Service • conversation
Aug. 2, 2021 ~9 min

A 20-foot sea wall won’t save Miami – how living structures can help protect the coast and keep the paradise vibe

Healthy corals and mangroves break waves and dissipate their energy. Paired with unobtrusive hardened structures, they can provide powerful storm solutions.

Brian Haus, Professor of Ocean Sciences, University of Miami • conversation
July 28, 2021 ~10 min

'Squiggly wiggly' fossils rise from a Jurassic sea

Scientists are excavating one of the most important Jurassic sites ever discovered in the UK.

bbcnews
July 21, 2021 ~9 min

Report from Europe's flood zone: researcher calls out early warning system gridlock amid shocking loss of life

Catastrophic floods in north-western Europe have shown how badly early warning systems can fail.

Jeff Da Costa, PhD researcher in Environmental Science at the University of Reading & PhD Fellow at RSS-Hydro, University of Reading • conversation
July 16, 2021 ~5 min

Why spending more time in nature could reduce 'germaphobia'

A fear of microbes, like germs, could be harming human health.

Jake M Robinson, Ecologist and Researcher, Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield • conversation
July 13, 2021 ~7 min

Nature: Backyard moth spotting rises during lockdown

Experts are heartened by a new found interest in the "underappreciated and under-threat" insects.

bbcnews
July 8, 2021 ~5 min

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