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Floods, hurricanes and more: Social media can help predict these natural disasters!

Floods, hurricanes and more: Social media can help predict these natural disasters!

The researchers tracked photos and videos with tags such as river, water and landscape on the social media platform Flickr between 2004 and 2014.

NASA's hurricane tracking mission CYGNSS in good shape

NASA's hurricane tracking mission CYGNSS in good shape

The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) - a constellation of eight microsatellites – was launched into Earth orbit at 8:37 a.m. EST Thursday December 15, aboard an Orbital ATK air-launched Pegasus XL rocket.

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.