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Why the Philippines is Being Battered By Yet Another Fearsome Typhoon

Why the Philippines is Being Battered By Yet Another Fearsome Typhoon

The Philippines sits in what scientists call the “warm pool” in the Western Pacific, with nothing between the country and open water.

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Philippines Braced as Typhoon Koppu (Lando) Makes Landfall

Philippines Braced as Typhoon Koppu (Lando) Makes Landfall

Authorities in the Philippines have cancelled flights and ordered thousands of people in coastal areas to evacuate as Typhoon Koppu, known as Lando in the Philippines, hits the country.

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Joaquin Strengthens to Category 4, Batters Bahamas

Joaquin Strengthens to Category 4, Batters Bahamas

Hurricane Joaquin strengthened into a Category 4 storm on Thursday as it roared through lightly populated islands of the eastern Bahamas, and forecasters said it could grow still more intense before following a path that would near the U.S. East Coast.

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Super-typhoon Dujuan Slams Northern Taiwan

Super-typhoon Dujuan Slams Northern Taiwan

Super Typhoon Dujuan, made landfall along Taiwan’s mountainous northeast coast near the town of Nan’ao. The storm came ashore with sustained winds of 225 kilometers (140 miles) per hour—the equivalent of a category 4 hurricane. The storm also hit the Chinese coastal city of Putian on Tuesday morning, but no reports of damage followed.

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‘Gray Swan’ Hurricanes Could Strike Unexpected Places

‘Gray Swan’ Hurricanes Could Strike Unexpected Places

“Gray swan” hurricanes — storms with impacts more extreme than history alone would predict — could ravage cities in Florida, Australia and the Persian Gulf, researchers say.

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NASA Sees a Tropical Trio of Category 4 Pacific Ocean Hurricanes

NASA Sees a Tropical Trio of Category 4 Pacific Ocean Hurricanes

NASA’s Terra satellite saw Hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena, all Category Four Hurricanes, lined up across the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean on August 29. This is the first time there have been three active hurricanes in the Eastern or Central Pacific Ocean this season, and they’re all major hurricanes.

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Eastern Caribbean Braces for Rain, Wind as Erika Approaches

Eastern Caribbean Braces for Rain, Wind as Erika Approaches

Governments ordered schools, airports and even casinos to close and they prepared shelters as Tropical Storm Erika approached the eastern Caribbean on Wednesday.

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Typhoon Goni Brushes the Philippines; Atsani to Skirt Japanese Islands

Typhoon Goni Brushes the Philippines; Atsani to Skirt Japanese Islands

Twin typhoons Goni and Atsani are churning through the tropical western Pacific Ocean. One is beginning to affect the northern Philippines and Taiwan, and will also affect Japan’s Ryukyu Islands this weekend.

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Amazon Fire Risk Linked to Devastating Hurricanes

Amazon Fire Risk Linked to Devastating Hurricanes

Researchers have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines.

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