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The fury of Hurricane Matthew: What makes storms so vehement?

The fury of Hurricane Matthew: What makes storms so vehement?

NASA reported that Matthew briefly reached Category 5 hurricane status — with winds exceeding 157 mph (252 km/h) — on October 1. It dropped to Category 4 strength soon after, with maximum sustained winds calculated at a still-dizzying 140 mph (225 km/h) on October 3.

How warmer seas are changing our planet for the worse

How warmer seas are changing our planet for the worse

The upper depths of the world's oceans have warmed significantly since 1995, resulting in severe hurricanes, storm surges and an increase in the number of icebergs, according to a new report.

Leonardo da Vinci first to identify hurricanes?

Leonardo da Vinci first to identify hurricanes?

Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci, famous for being an artist, scientist, inventor and musician, may also have been the first to identify hurricanes, scientists say.

New approach to improve hurricane intensity forecast

In what could offer a new method to aid in storm intensity prediction of hurricanes, researchers have found that physical conditions at the air-sea interface, where the ocean and atmosphere meet, is a key component to improve forecast models.

Environmentalists warn against waiting too long to deal with climate change

Environmentalists have warned policy makers that if they do not act upon the impending dangers of human-made climate change now and continue to wait, then it might be too late.

Wind farms can tame hurricanes: Scientists

Huge offshore wind farms can protect vulnerable coastal cities against devastating cyclones like Katrina and Sandy by tempering winds and ocean surges before they reach land, a study said Wednesday.

Earth`s rotation affects hurricanes, ocean currents: Study

French researchers have developed a mathematical model to study the behaviour of earthly vortices, like hurricanes and ocean currents.

NASA sends drones to track hurricanes` secrets

A pair of converted military drones are the US space agency`s newest tools for tracking hurricanes and tropical storms, with the aim of improving forecasters` ability to predict them.

NASA launches drones to track secrets of hurricanes

NASA scientists are using former military surveillance drones to help them understand more about how tropical storms intensify, which they say could ultimately save lives by improving forecast models that predict a hurricane`s strength.

Clean air could cause hurricanes

A decline in industrial pollution across the Atlantic is associated with an increase in the number of deadly storms hitting the coasts of the US and the Caribbean, a new study has claimed.

Titan likely to face hurricanes as it moves into summer

Saturn`s moon Titan might be in for some wild weather as it heads into its spring and summer, according to two new models produced by NASA scientists.

Clouds to help tame hurricanes

Hurricanes are among the most destructive natural forces on earth, but now scientists are working to tame their fury - through clouds.

Fresh water from rivers and rain can intensify hurricanes by 50%

When hurricanes blow over ocean regions swamped by fresh water, the conditions can unexpectedly intensify the storm, according to an analysis of tropical cyclones.

Unmanned NASA aircraft to study hurricanes

NASA will be sending unmanned aircrafts above stormy skies, to help researchers uncover info about hurricane formation.

Small amount of trauma helps develop resilience

Yes, small amounts of trauma may help people develop resilience.

Small amount of trauma helps develop resilience

Yes, small amounts of trauma may help people develop resilience.

Quakes have a great impact on health

Quakes have a bigger impact on health than other disasters such as floods and hurricanes.

Ricky Ponting signs for Hurricanes in Big Bash

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has signed with new Tasmanian franchise Hobart Hurricanes for the Twenty20 Big Bash League.

2010 `exceptional year` for weather disasters

Catastrophic floods, wildfires, hurricanes-2010 has been an `exceptional` year for weather disasters.

US predicts up to 7 major Atlantic hurricanes

The upcoming Atlantic hurricane season will have between 14 to 23 tropical storms.