News tagged with hurricane irene

Paleotempestology and 2011's Hurricane Irene

A new study published in the December issue of GSA Today examines the geological legacy of Hurricane Irene, not only in terms of its impact on current coastal conditions but also in what it can tell geosci ...

dateNov 27, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Making storm warnings a more exact science

(Phys.org) —New Yorkers are famous for being unflappable, but in the fall of 2011 William Fritz was worried that the city had taken Hurricane Irene a little too much in stride. Like other climate concerned ...

dateMay 02, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Berry growers cautioned about new insect pest

(PhysOrg.com) -- Late last summer, a single fruit fly dropped into a vinegar trap in the Hudson Valley, alerting extension specialists to spotted wing drosophila's (SWD) arrival to New York state. This tiny ...

dateMar 28, 2012 in Ecology
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La Nina may dampen fall leaf colors

(PhysOrg.com) -- The weather in Pennsylvania this year won't soon be forgotten -- one of the wettest springs ever, followed by a record-breaking dry heat wave in July, followed by the remnants of a hurricane ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Ecology
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How trees withstand a storm

As Hurricane Katia slowly approaches the East Coast, many people are still cleaning up from Hurricane Irene, whose high winds last week caused trees to fall, leaving millions without power.

dateSep 12, 2011 in Ecology
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