Sea-level rise to drive coastal flooding, regardless of changes in hurricane activity

Clamor about whether climate change will cause increasingly destructive tropical storms may be overshadowing a more unrelenting threat to coastal property — sea-level rise — according to a team of researchers writing in the journal Nature this week.

Could Superstorm Sandy happen again?

Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy, parts of New York and New Jersey are still recovering from billions of dollars in flood damage. Tufts University geologist Andrew Kemp sees the possibility of damage from storms smaller than Sandy in the future.

NASA's Cassini observes a Saturnian hurricane

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has offered scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole.

Carriers open up networks in wake of hurricane

AT&T and T-Mobile are opening their New York and New Jersey networks to each other's users to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Off-grid ‘Tornado House’ protects inhabitants from Nature’s fury


Climate change is already having real and unprecedented impacts on our global environment.



Hurricane lets scientists watch evolution in action

Biologists who released lizards on several uninhabited islands in the Bahamas have been able to observe an evolutionary effect in action.

Scientists see danger if weather satellite program remains unfunded

As America prepares itself for what is predicted to be an active hurricane season, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is calling on Congress to fund weather satellites.

Global Hawk flies through the eye of the storm

NASA pilots have successfully flown an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft through the eye of several hurricanes.

Twitter chatter could help save lives

Researchers from Lockheed Martin and the University of Maryland have kicked off a study of social media website chatter - which could theoretically be used to help emergency responders save lives during disasters.

Report: HP prepping WebOS-powered tablet

Hewlett Packard (HP) is reportedly prepping a WebOS-powered tablet that could be released as early as the third quarter of 2010.