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Released: 9-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Rain, more than wind, led to massive toppling of trees in Hurricane Maria, says study
Earth Institute at Columbia University

A new study says that hurricanes Irma and Maria combined in 2017 to knock down a quarter of the biomass contained in Puerto Rico's trees -- and that massive rainfall, more than wind, was a previously unsuspected key factor.

Newswise: UAlbany Atmospheric Scientist Leads $2 Million Project to Study Hurricane Intensity
Released: 30-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST
UAlbany Atmospheric Scientist Leads $2 Million Project to Study Hurricane Intensity
University at Albany, State University of New York

Atmospheric scientist Brian Tang has been awarded $2.145 million from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to help forecasters better understand and predict the rapid intensification of hurricanes.

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Released: 27-Jan-2020 3:40 PM EST
Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm
Lancaster University

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows.

Newswise: Wetlands, crops can mitigate storm damage
to coastal cities, study led by UAH finds
Released: 13-Dec-2019 9:45 AM EST
Wetlands, crops can mitigate storm damage to coastal cities, study led by UAH finds
University of Alabama Huntsville

Coastal cities can be spared some wind destruction from intensifying hurricanes or tropical storm systems if they have functional wetland ecosystems and agricultural croplands in the area, according to new computer modeling.

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Released: 26-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
Prayers Can Crowd Out Donations for Disaster Victims
University of Wyoming

People who offer prayers for victims of natural disasters may be less likely to donate to those victims, according to research by a University of Wyoming economist.

Newswise: How hurricanes impact creatures from sea turtles to wild turkeys
Released: 5-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST
How hurricanes impact creatures from sea turtles to wild turkeys
University of Georgia

Hurricanes can destroy nesting sites, reduce ocean oxygen, increase beetle populations inland

Newswise: Research On Large Storm Waves Could Help Lessen Their Impact On Coasts
Released: 29-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Research On Large Storm Waves Could Help Lessen Their Impact On Coasts
Georgia Institute of Technology

An international team of researchers has analyzed months of data of large nearshore waves to provide new insights that could help improve the designs of a variety of coastal structures from seaports to seawalls to better withstand destructive waves.


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