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How Hurricane Irma blew away the beach in Miami Beach

Hurricane Irma smacked Miami Beach’s shoreline with enough wind and rain to reshape some of the water’s edge, including washing away chunks of sand from a recently completed $11.5 million beach widening project.

Puerto Rico flooded by Hurricane Maria, video


All regions in Puerto Rico are facing catastrophic flooding from hurricane Maria.

Gulf Spill oil dispersants associated with health symptoms in cleanup workers, study

The study appeared online Sept. 15 in Environmental Health Perspectives and is the first research to examine dispersant-related health symptoms in humans.

Category 5 Hurricane Maria closes in on Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico


Hurricane Maria’s destructive tear across the Caribbean is well underway, with the Category 5 storm obliterating parts of Dominica, killing at least one person in Guadeloupe and threatening “catastrophic” damage to Puerto Rico within 24 hours.

Despite Rising Seas and Bigger Storms, Florida’s Land Rush Endures

Florida was built on the seductive delusion that a swamp is a fine place for paradise.

Hurricane Maria strengthens to Category 4 hours before landfall


Hurricane Maria became an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm on Monday afternoon as it barreled towards Dominica in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 to 36 hours.

Six square kilometers of Istanbul’s land reclaimed from the sea

Six square kilometers of land have been gained from Istanbul coasts and opened for urban use by filling up the sea. With the acceleration of such infrastructure work at the start of the millennium, professionals are warning about risks.

Three tropical storms churning in the Atlantic Ocean


Tropical Storm Maria could become a hurricane Sunday as it takes aim on islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma.

NASA/UCI Find Evidence of Sea Level ‘Fingerprints’

Researchers have reported the first detection of sea level “fingerprints” in ocean observations: detectable patterns of sea level variability around the world resulting from changes in water storage on Earth’s continents and in the mass of ice sheets. Scientists had a solid understanding of the physics of sea level fingerprints, but have never had a direct detection of the phenomenon until now.

Hurricane Jose Expected to Bring High Surf to the Eastern Seaboard in the Upcoming Week


Jose, a Category 1 hurricane in the western Atlantic, will continue to produce dangerous high surf and rip currents as it moves parallel to the Eastern Seaboard in the upcoming week.

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