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Article ID: 702502

The Stories Behind the Science: How Does the Ocean’s Saltiness Affect Tropical Storms?

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Two researchers with personal experience of hurricanes set out to investigate the role of an underestimated factor in storm’s strength – salinity. They found that salinity plays a larger role than anyone thought, including them.

Released:
19-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702372

Wind Farms and Reducing Hurricane Precipitation

University of Delaware

New research reveals an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: the ability to lessen precipitation from hurricanes.

Released:
17-Oct-2018 1:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702182

Global Warming Will Have Us Crying in What’s Left of Our Beer

University of California, Irvine

On top of rising sea levels, stronger hurricanes and worsening wildfires, scientists project that human-caused climate change will result in one of the most dire consequences imaginable: a disruption in the global beer supply.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702113

Hurricane Preparedness Tips From a Disaster Nurse

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

People who plan to ride out a storm must be prepared. They cannot rely solely on sandbags and luck to see them through. Understanding how a specific area will be affected by flood waters, power outages, and a prolonged need for self-sustainment are perhaps the largest contributors to successful survival of large weather-related events like hurricanes.

Released:
12-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701919

Poor and Elderly Puerto Ricans Faced a Persistent Risk of Dying in the Six Months after Hurricane Maria

George Washington University

The study found that people living in all areas of Puerto Rico faced an elevated risk of mortality during the first two months after the storm, but this risk elevation was most prominent, and prolonged, for people living in the poorest parts of the island.

Released:
11-Oct-2018 6:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702070

Study Finds Florida Panhandle Not as Prepared for Hurricane as Other Parts of the State

Florida Atlantic University

A study released today found that the vast majority of counties in the Florida Panhandle were less prepared for emergency evacuation compared to the rest of the state.

Released:
11-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT

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