Natural hazards inflict damage on ports worldwide.
Natural disasters cause billions in damage to ports around the world each year.
In the Sundarbans swamp, pneumatophores are upward growths of mangrove root systems that allow them to capture oxygen.
On the border between India and Bangladesh, the Sundarbans suffer from overexploitation and rising sea levels. With a “Climate Wall” project, a virtual museum is raising awareness and increasing resiliency.
Streaked shearwater in flight
A team of scientists used unique tracking data to study how streaked shearwaters fly into typhoons strong enough to destroy houses.
A tree knocked down by post-tropical storm Fiona leans against a house in Sydney, N.S.
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Hurricane Fiona is the most devastating storm to hit Atlantic Canada. International collaboration between ocean measurement institutions is necessary to help efficiently plan responses to hurricanes.
People take refuge on a sports ground following flooding caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.
Rising populations and a warming climate mean storm surges from super cyclones are likely to affect increasing numbers of vulnerable people.
The main driver of climate change is the greenhouse effect – when certain gases in the Earth’s atmosphere trap the sun’s heat and cause global warming.
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Emission of greenhouse gases is on the rise, an indication that the worst lies ahead.
Floods across the world this year cost hundreds of lives and millions of pounds in damages.
Global floods in 2021 showed the danger of poor emergency preparedness - and the importance of planning ahead.
A Bangladeshi boy walks along a riverbank protected from climate-driven erosion by concrete blocks.
Research on the front lines of climate change highlights the need to address the mental health outcomes of extreme weather events.
Forecasts are key to mitigating the worst effects of floods.
New technologies can help reduce the cost of producing maps that warn where floods might happen.
Cyclone Kenneth caused significant damage to Mozambique, the Comoros Islands and Tanzania in 2019.
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Land-falling tropical cyclones are rare in Tanzania so past events are outside the memory of most.
Polar lows are particularly challenging to forecast due to their small size and short lifetime, and many questions remain unanswered.
Polar lows — intense maritime storms that are sometimes dangerous — form near Canada without anyone noticing.
Cyclones Trevor and Veronica hit north Australia in 2019.
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In 1887 Queensland’s chief weatherman Clement Wragge began naming tropical cyclones, using names from the Greek alphabet, fabulous beasts and politicians who annoyed him.
Cyclone Ava caused hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage in Madagascar.
Madagascar gets hit by an average of four cyclones each year but their full impact is still being tracked.
Fallen trees and power lines are two of the main hazards that could have been reduced with better planning for cyclones.
After Cyclone Tracy, you’d expect Darwin of all cities to be ready for the next one. But as the clean-up after Cyclone Marcus continues, it’s clear more must be done to increase the city’s resilience.
Cyclone Debbie didn’t present strongly on twitter according to the ATNIX.
News sharing on Twitter focuses on a broad range of topics, even as Cyclone Debbie dominated other news sources, as shown by the Australian Twitter News Index for March 2017.