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Global warming is making hurricanes stronger – EarthSky

Hurricane Dorian on September 3, 2019. It was the 4th named storm, 2nd hurricane and 1st Category 5 hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. It’s also the 4th-strongest Atlantic hurricane (as measured by 1-minute sustained wind speeds) since reliable…

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New Study Shows Global Warming Increasing Frequency of the Most-Destructive Tropical Storms – InsideClimate News

New warnings of a global warming-driven increase in the most deadly and destructive tropical storms are especially scary in regions already hit hard, including the Southeastern U.S., where Hurricane Michael damaged 60,000 homes in 2018, and the Caribbean, where Hurricane…

New Study Shows Global Warming Increasing Frequency of the Most-Destructive Tropical Storms – InsideClimate News

New warnings of a global warming-driven increase in the most deadly and destructive tropical storms are especially scary in regions already hit hard, including the Southeastern U.S., where Hurricane Michael damaged 60,000 homes in 2018, and the Caribbean, where Hurricane…

Will you see Comet SWAN?

Another comet – Comet SWAN – is creating a buzz. There’ve been some amazing long-exposure photos of it. Will you be able to see it? Maybe, but conditions are challenging. Charts and more here.

Why S. California's tides are glowing blue

During the lockdowns, there aren’t as many visitors to the beaches in Southern California. But those who venture out at night have been greeted by a bizarre and beautiful sight: the ocean waters emitting a bright blue glow as the…

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Coquí fossil from Puerto Rico takes title of oldest Caribbean frog

The bright chirp of the coquí frog, the national symbol of Puerto Rico, has likely resounded through Caribbean forests for at least 29 million years. A fossil arm bone from a frog in the genus Eleutherodactylus is the oldest record of frogs in the Caribbean and, fittingly, was discovered on the island where coquís are most beloved.

Researchers document seasonal migration in deep-sea

(Nova Southeastern University) For the first time, researchers have documented seasonal migrations of fishes across the deep seafloor, revealing an important insight that will further scientific understanding of the nature of our planet.

How to see bright Comet ATLAS

Recently discovered comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) isn’t bright enough to see with the unaided eye … yet. But it’s getting brighter. Will it provide a good show or fizzle out? Click here to learn more.

Chef Jose Andres responds to coronavirus with hope and action

Chef José Andrés is at it again. In the same breath the founder of World Central Kitchen announced he was shutting his famous restaurants in response to the coronavirus pandemic, he said he’s transforming several of them into community kitchens…