News tagged with weather

Saving lives through real-time flood forecasting

In October 2013, Austin, Texas experienced record levels of flooding. The historic Onion Creek Halloween floods caused several deaths, devastated hundreds of homes, and nearly $30 million in damage. Because of the slow response ...

dateApr 05, 2016 in Environment
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Climate change worsens risks to public health

All Americans are vulnerable to the health impacts associated with climate change at some point in their lives, no matter where they live, according to a new report from U.S. Global Change Research Program. The report published ...

dateApr 05, 2016 in Environment
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Predicting severe hail storms

When a hail storm moved through Fort Worth, Texas on May 5, 1995, it battered the highly populated area with hail up to 4 inches in diameter and struck a local outdoor festival known as the Fort Worth Mayfest.

dateMar 23, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Modeling to save a rare plant

Human activities continue to expand. At the same time, an increasing number of plants face habitat loss and fragmentation. In fact, more than 700 plants are classified as endangered in the United States.

dateMar 23, 2016 in Ecology
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