Global warming is likely to increase severe thunderstorm conditions in US, researchers find
In 2012, 11 weather disasters in the United States crossed the billion-dollar threshold in economic losses. Seven of those events were related to severe thunderstorms. New climate analyses led by Stanford scientists indicate ...
Engineers aim to boost the future of renewable energy by collecting solar power in space
Solar power gathered in space could be set to provide the renewable energy of the future thanks to innovative research being carried out by engineers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Improving flood predictions in developing nations
(Phys.org)—When deadly floodwaters devastated Pakistan in early September, Georgia Institute of Technology Professor Peter Webster and Research Associate Kristofer Shrestha weren't surprised. They had forecasted the disaster ...
Roots of deadly 2010 India flood identified; Findings could improve warnings
(Phys.org)—On the night of Aug. 5, 2010, as residents slept, water began rushing through Leh, an Indian town in a high desert valley in the Himalayas.
Future holds more extreme weather
(AP) -- For a world already weary of weather catastrophes, the latest warning from top climate scientists paints a grim future: More floods, more heat waves, more droughts and greater costs to deal with them.
Climate-related weather disasters could provide opportunities for the rural poor
A new study in Honduras suggests that climate-related weather disasters may sometimes actually provide opportunities for the rural poor to improve their lives.
Cost from disasters quadrupled in 30 years: World Bank
The bill from natural and weather disasters is nearly $200 billion (150 billion euros) a year, four times higher than in the 1980s, the World Bank said on Monday.
Outgoing US official warns of 'major cyber event'
Outgoing US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday warned of a "major cyber event" in the future that would have a "serious" impact on American society.
NOAA and NASA's next generation weather satellite may provide earlier warnings
A new satellite that will detect the lightning inside storm clouds may lead to valuable improvements in tornado detection. The GOES-R satellite is currently being built with new technology that may help provide ...
Students in Ghana launch mini-satellite
Their project might not sound like much: The college students on Wednesday launched a tiny model of a satellite the size of a soda can on a big yellow balloon.
Disasters in US: An extreme and exhausting year
(AP) -- Nature is pummeling the United States this year with extremes.
Indonesia to use rain-making technology to stop fires
Indonesia plans to use weather changing technology to try to unleash torrents of rain and extinguish raging fires on Sumatra island that have cloaked neighbouring Singapore in thick haze, an official said ...
Tornado season looms, but forecasting a challenge
(AP) -- Tornado season is starting, but don't ask meteorologists how bad it will be this spring and summer.
Mumbai, Miami on list for big weather disasters
(AP) -- Global warming is leading to such severe storms, droughts and heat waves that nations should prepare for an unprecedented onslaught of deadly and costly weather disasters, an international panel of ...