Lizard toepads grew in response to hurricanes

The first study to demonstrate evolutionary response to hurricanes on a wide geographic scale focuses on anoles and the size of their toepads.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: evolution hurricanes lizards science-and-technology feet

More mangrove trees could prevent hurricane damage

Mangrove trees, which grow in coastal waters and have dense and stable root structures, may be one useful tool for staving off damage from hurricanes.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
April 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation trees hurricanes weather earth-and-environment roots

This year’s hurricane season could be especially awful

The 2020 hurricane season will see 18 to 22 named storms forming in the Atlantic basin, researchers report.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: hurricanes weather earth-and-environment

Floodwater tool could boost first responder efforts

A new algorithm that predicts almost real-time flow of floodwater during hurricanes could improve emergency response and planning.

Texas A&M University • futurity
March 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: floods hurricanes weather algorithms science-and-technology earth-and-environment

Climate change made Hurricane Florence bigger

Scientists knew human-induced climate change would cause Hurricane Florence to be bigger and wetter, even before the storm hit. Here's how.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Jan. 2, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change hurricanes natural-disasters rain weather featured earth-and-environment

Habitat care can save rare species from certain doom

Human habitat management gives species a better shot at avoiding extinction in the face of natural disasters like hurricanes

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Dec. 19, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: conservation extinction plants hurricanes butterflies featured earth-and-environment

Rain gets worse after hurricane winds die down

Hurricane rains that come once winds subside may actually have more intensity than when the storm is at its strongest.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Dec. 3, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: hurricanes rain weather earth-and-environment

Breast cancer patients have higher death rate after Hurricane Katrina

Breast cancer patients who lived through Hurricane Katrina have a 15% higher death rate. An expert says that highlights issues with health care access.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: breast-cancer death hurricanes natural-disasters health-and-medicine

Sensors ready to monitor bridges during hurricanes

Monitoring bridges during hurricanes will give researchers real-time information about the effects of waves and rising water.

National Science Foundation • futurity
Oct. 1, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: hurricanes storms infrastructure sensors featured science-and-technology waves

How to prep for (and recover from) natural disasters

"More than half of all Americans do not prepare for disasters." Are you one of them? Here's what you can do.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Sept. 17, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: climate-change hurricanes natural-disasters weather earth-and-environment health-and-medicine volunteers

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