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2017 'costliest' year in US: Report

The US had 16 weather and climate disasters in 2017 each with losses exceeding $1 billion.

Jan 09, 2018, 09:06 AM IST

UN chief: Scientists say extreme storms will be 'new normal'

A warmer climate "turbocharges the intensity of hurricanes," which pick up energy as they move across the ocean, UN chief said.

Oct 05, 2017, 10:03 AM IST

Donald Trump's approval reaches 40%: Poll

A number of Americans believe the crisis can be resolved by economic and diplomatic means alone (43 per cent), sinking to its lowest level yet on this question and down 10 points since 2012.

Sep 22, 2017, 13:09 PM IST

Storm Surge: What it is and how it puts human life in danger – Find out

Forecasters warn that the storm surge from Hurricane Irma could reach 15 feet (4.5 meters) along parts of the Florida coast in the coming hours. 

Sep 10, 2017, 13:20 PM IST

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.

Mar 12, 2017, 18:01 PM IST

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.

Dec 17, 2016, 14:52 PM IST

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.

Oct 05, 2016, 12:45 PM IST

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.

Sep 22, 2016, 00:07 AM IST

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.

Nov 23, 2014, 18:35 PM IST

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.

Jul 11, 2014, 14:34 PM IST

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.

Apr 27, 2014, 16:20 PM IST

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.

Feb 26, 2014, 22:05 PM IST

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.

Oct 20, 2013, 11:55 AM IST

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.

Sep 15, 2013, 15:08 PM IST

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.

Sep 11, 2013, 23:15 PM IST

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.

Jun 24, 2013, 12:41 PM IST

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.

May 23, 2013, 12:54 PM IST

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.

Aug 24, 2012, 14:05 PM IST

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.

Aug 14, 2012, 19:31 PM IST

Unmanned NASA aircraft to study hurricanes

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

Jun 03, 2012, 11:44 AM IST