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Climate migrants: How even rich Bavaria cannot provide shelter from global warming – Euronews

“We took ketchup.” This is the only food Karl Bretzendorfer remembers taking up to the attic where he spent 13 days trapped with his wife Irina, as the waters rose around them in what Chancellor Angela Merkel called “the flood…

NASA finds little strength left in Tropical Cyclone Herold

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Wind shear pushed former Tropical Cyclone Herold apart and infrared imagery from NASA’s Aqua satellite showed the system with very little strength remaining.

NASA analyzes tropical cyclone Herold’s water vapor concentration

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) When NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean on Mar. 18, it gathered water vapor data that showed wind shear was adversely affecting Tropical Cyclone Herold.

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Putting a price on the protective power of wetlands

In coastal communities prone to hurricanes and tropical storms, people typically turn to engineered solutions for protection: levees, sea walls and the like. But a natural buffer in the form of wetlands may be the more cost-effective solution.

NASA, New Zealand partner to collect climate data from commercial aircraft

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA is partnering with the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand Space Agency, Air New Zealand and the University of Auckland to install next-generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) reflectometry receivers on passenger aircraft to collect environmental science data over New Zealand.

NASA measures rainfall rates in two American Samoa Tropical Cyclones

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) There are two tropical cyclones affecting American Samoa in the South Pacific Ocean on Feb. 21. Tropical Storm Vicky has triggered warnings, while Tropical Cyclone 18P continues to develop. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite provided a look at the rainfall rates occurring in both storms.

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‘The worst thing is the waiting’: flood-hit communities tell of stress

Flooding not only wrecks businesses, destroys homes and disrupts everyday life but also causes long-lasting and dangerous levels of stress, residents from flood-hit communities have said. Hundreds of homes have been flooded and six people are thought to have died…

NASA analyzes tropical cyclone Damien’s water vapor concentration

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) When NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean on Feb. 7, it gathered water vapor data that provided information about the intensity of Tropical Cyclone Damien.

NASA satellite finds wind shear adversely affecting tropical storm Francisco

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Forecasters use a variety of satellite imagery to understand what is happening in a storm, and sometimes just a visible picture can tell a lot. NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of the Tropical Storm Francisco in the Southern Indian Ocean that showed wind shear was pushing clouds away from the storm’s center.