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Migratory seabird deaths linked to hurricanes

Stronger and more frequent hurricanes may pose a new threat to the sooty tern, a species of migratory seabird found throughout the Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic, a new study reveals. Although sooty terns are neither rare nor endangered, they have long been used by scientists as an indicator species to determine the health of the region’s marine environment.

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Tropical Cyclone Dineo To hit Mozambique Coast

News
Feb
15

When NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Dineo in the Mozambique Channel on Feb. 15, the storm was centered just off the coast of Mozambique and moving toward landfall.

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Super Typhoon Nock-ten (Nina) Has Rapidly Intensified Ahead of Strike on the Philippines on Christmas

News
Dec
24

A major typhoon is gaining strength as it draws closer to the Philippines, where it’s expected to make landfall during Christmas Day.

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Tropical cyclone Yvette forecast to hit Western Australian coast

News
Dec
23

Tropical Cyclone Yvette, the first to hit Australia this season, is currently building strength in the Indian Ocean 700km northwest of Karratha, Western Australia, and is due to make landfall over the Christmas weekend.

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Record-breaking Hurricane Otto transit Central America, eye intact

Otto was a storm that made history — for its intensity so late in the year, for where it struck and for where it traveled.

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Cyclonic Storm in the Mediterranean

News
Nov
5

The shape of this storm resembles something you would more often see spinning over the Pacific or Atlantic oceans. Some of these storms over the Mediterranean have had characteristics similar to hurricanes, earning them the name “Medicanes,” a mash-up of the words “Mediterranean” and “hurricane.”.

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Before and After Photos: SE Beach Dunes Lost to Hurricane Matthew

Erosion, News
Nov
2

New low-altitude aerial photos of Southeastern beaches taken before and after Hurricane Matthew passed offshore show a new storm-cut inlet, and roads, dunes and structures lost. Hurricane Matthew’s storm surge and waves overwashed about 15 percent of the sand dunes on Florida’s Atlantic coast, 30 percent along Georgia’s coastline, and 42 percent of dunes on South Carolina’s sandy beaches.

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Scientists find link between tropical storms, decline of river deltas

A change in the patterns of tropical storms is threatening the future of the Mekong River delta in Vietnam, research shows, indicating a similar risk to other deltas around the world.

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Typhoon Haima slams Philippines in second storm in a week

News
Oct
19

Officials in the Philippines warned that Typhoon Haima, which made landfall late Wednesday, could be even stronger than Haiyan in 2013.

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