atmospheric 'rivers' cause many droughts and floods on Earth

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2017
by Alex Muller

In many places, water access depends partly upon atmospheric rivers, bands of water vapour propelled along jets of air that trace swirling routes above the Earth.

Is the Warming Arctic Behind Our Heat Waves?

Posted in Science on 16th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Now new research is showing that we have the Arctic, of all places, to blame for some of the hottest days of the year.

Strong Link Between California Drought And Climate Change Revealed Today

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Climate change is occurring 10 times faster now than at any time in the past 65 million years.

Extreme Rainfall Is The New Normal, And We're Not Ready For It

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

Heavy rains are flooding cities and towns from Nebraska to Michigan to Maine. Is the problem failing infrastructure, global warming...or both?

Early Flood Prediction Gets a Boost from Space

Posted in Featured, Science on 8th Jul, 2014
by Alex Muller

Researchers have figured out a new way to predict which rivers are most at risk of dangerous flooding.