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Increasing Cost of Natural Hazards as Climate Changes

A new comprehensive study of Australian natural hazards paints a picture of increasing heatwaves and extreme bushfires as this century progresses, but with much more uncertainty about the future of storms and rainfall.

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Hurricanes From 3 Million Years Ago Give Us Clues About Present Storms

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Studying hurricane and tropical storm development from three million years ago might give today’s forecasters a good blueprint for 21st century storms, says a team of international researchers that includes a Texas A&M University atmospheric sciences professor.

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Gonzaga-in-Florence to Commemorate Italian City’s 1966 Flood with Special Exhibition Nov. 16

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Gonzaga-in-Florence, Gonzaga University’s flagship study abroad program begun here in 1963, will mark the 50th anniversary of the devastating flooding of the Arno River on Nov. 4, 1966, one of the worst in Florence history, with a special exhibition opening at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the Mozilo Center

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Iowa State Engineer Developing Tools, Technologies to Make a Better, Smarter Power Grid

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Iowa State's Zhaoyu Wang is working on four projects that will help develop a better, smarter power grid.

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Scientists Find Link Between Tropical Storms and Decline of River Deltas

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Research by the University of Southampton shows that a change in the patterns of tropical storms is threatening the future of the Mekong River delta in Vietnam, indicating a similar risk to other deltas around the world.

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In the Wake of Hurricane Matthew, UF/IFAS Extension Faculty Step Up as ‘Second Responders’

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From housing evacuated livestock to manning the phones at local emergency operations centers, UF/IFAS Extension faculty across the state put in many long hours and a few sleepless nights keeping people safe and informed during Hurricane Matthew.

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Evaluating Forecasting Models for Predicting Rainfall From Tropical Cyclones

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To help improve hurricane preparedness and mitigation efforts, new University of Iowa–led research examines how accurate current forecasting systems are in predicting rainfall from North Atlantic tropical cyclones that make landfall in the United States.

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Using Disaster Management to Get Supplies Quickly to Storm Hit Areas Like Haiti

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Wind Patterns in Lowest Layers of Supercell Storms Key to Predicting Tornadoes

New research from North Carolina State University has found that wind patterns in the lowest 500 meters of the atmosphere near supercell thunderstorms can help predict whether that storm will generate a tornado.

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After the Storm: Virginia Tech Experts on the Impact of Hurricane Matthew

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