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Article ID: 665690

Increasing Tornado Outbreaks—Is Climate Change Responsible?

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

In a new study, Columbia Engineering researchers looked at increasing trends in the severity of tornado outbreaks where they measured severity by the number of tornadoes per outbreak. They found that these trends are increasing fastest for the most extreme outbreaks.

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Article ID: 664626

How Lightning Strikes Can Improve Storm Forecasts

University of Washington

Research shows that real-time lightning observations could significantly improve forecasts of large storm events.

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10-Nov-2016 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 658850

1967 Solar Storm Nearly Took US to Brink of War

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have led to a disastrous military conflict if not for the U.S. Air Force's budding efforts to monitor the sun's activity, a new study finds.

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Article ID: 658100

As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

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28-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 649288

Purdue Research Team Investigates Disaster Recovery

Purdue University

Strong ties to the community and a bond between neighbors can help areas affected by natural disasters recover faster, according to a survey conducted by Purdue University students and faculty.

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4-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 637165

First-of-Its-Kind Tornado Panels Installed in Montgomery Home

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A product designed by UAB engineers to help save lives during natural disasters is approved for use.

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15-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 636162

WIU Students, Faculty Involved in Emergency Management Efforts Following June 22 Tornado Activity in Northern IL

Western Illinois University

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23-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT
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Education

Article ID: 634174

1970 Tornado Leads to Development of National Wind Institute

Texas Tech University

Faculty and staff recall the night of the F5 tornado and how the experience emphasized the need for wind research with regard to safety, shelter and construction.

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12-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 633374

WIU Emergency Management Faculty and Grad Student Help Farmers with Tornado Debris Problems

Western Illinois University

A faculty member and students in the Western Illinois University Emergency Management Program are looking at ways to help farmers address debris management in the aftermath of tornado disasters. According to WIU Emergency Management Program Coordinator Jack Rozdilsky, who is also an assistant professor in Western's health sciences and social work department, farmland areas in northern Illinois continue to be affected by the April 9 EF-4 tornado.

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27-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT
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Trending Stories Report for 13 April 2015

Newswise Trends

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: fertility, same-sex marriage, mobile apps, IL tornado, Clinton running for President, violence against women, CA water crisis, medical research

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13-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT
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