• Lauren Lowman at the Alpine Summer School Course XXIII on Land-Atmosphere Interactions in Valsavarenche, Aosta Valley, Italy. (Credit: Lauren Lowman)
    Model Shows Upsides To Hurricanes: More Carbon Uptake

    A Duke University model developed over 20 years shows upsides to hurricanes -- they can help prevent drought and increase carbon uptake in trees.

  • Tracks of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean whose names were retired due to their impact. (Credit: Titoxd)
    Evolution of Hurricane observation tech saves lives

    Modern hurricane tracking technology helps prevent nearly 90 percent of potential hurricane related deaths, according to a Florida International University earth sciences professor writing in The Conversation. Hurricane monitoring has evolved from visually tracking the storms to...