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Superstorm Sandy legacy: Recovery far from equal on NY shore
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Superstorm Sandy legacy: Recovery far from equal on NY shore

NEW YORK — Even before Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters surged over New York City’s Rockaway Peninsula, there was an air of decay in Edgemere, a far-flung seaside neighborhood long pockmarked with boarded-up homes and vacant lots with waist-high weeds. When the water receded, even more of Edgemere’s homes lay in ruin. But there was hope, too,...

Tree rings offer insight into devastating radiation storms
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Tree rings offer insight into devastating radiation storms

A composite image showing a tree ring and flames – UQ researchers used tree ring data to model the global carbon cycle to challenge the common theory about Miyake Events. Credit: The University of Queensland A University of Queensland study has shed new light on a mysterious, unpredictable and potentially devastating kind of astrophysical event....

Ian’s damage to Florida agriculture as high as $1.8 billion
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Ian’s damage to Florida agriculture as high as $1.8 billion

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Ian caused as much as $1.8 billion in damages to Florida agriculture last month, state agriculture officials said. The Category 4 storm caused between $1.1 billion and $1.8 billion in losses to the state’s crops and agriculture infrastructure when it tore through the peninsula after landing in southwest Florida, according to...

Preparing for and enduring big storms
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Preparing for and enduring big storms

Hurricanes and their effects cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage each year. And it’s only going to get worse as storms get stronger. PNNL scientists are using a broad range of capabilities to help us prepare for and respond to these extreme events. Here, the eye of Hurricane Dorian is seen from the International...

No. 5 Clemson storms back from halftime deficit, knocks off No. 14 Syracuse 27-21
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No. 5 Clemson storms back from halftime deficit, knocks off No. 14 Syracuse 27-21

Clemson found a way to get it done. In a battle of ACC undefeateds, the fifth-ranked Tigers found themselves trailing No. 14 Syracuse 21-10 at halftime. Nothing was going right for Clemson. The offense kept making mistakes and the defense gave up two long Syracuse touchdown drives. But things changed in the second half. Clemson...

Western wildfires spark stronger storms in downwind states
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Western wildfires spark stronger storms in downwind states

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A new study shows for the first time that wildfires burning in West Coast states can strengthen storms in downwind states. Heat and tiny airborne particles produced by western wildfires distantly intensify severe storms, in some cases bringing baseball-sized hail, heavier rain and flash flooding to states like Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska,...

Russian-sent drones in Ukraine cause deaths, diplomatic storms
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Russian-sent drones in Ukraine cause deaths, diplomatic storms

BEIRUT —  It streaks across the sky and then — when it’s almost too late to take cover — lets off a guttural sound like a moped blitzing by. Moments later comes the punch-boom of a deadly explosion. Small, propeller-driven drones were first used last month by Russia in its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. But this...

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Storms and giant hail forecast for eastern Australia, raising risk in some flood-hit areas | Australia weather

Rain, thunderstorms and giant hail are forecast for much of the east coast, raising the risk of flash-flooding in areas already reeling from extreme weather. The Bureau of Meteorology has warned of showers and thunderstorms from northern Queensland, down through New South Wales and into northern Victoria and eastern South Australia into the weekend. “Heavy...

Florida sees rise in flesh-eating bacteria amid Ian concerns
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Florida sees rise in flesh-eating bacteria amid Ian concerns

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Florida has seen an increase in cases of flesh-eating bacteria this year driven largely by a surge in the county hit hardest by Hurricane Ian. The state Department of Health reports that as of Friday there have been 65 cases of vibrio vulnificus infections and 11 deaths in Florida this year....