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Texas A&M researchers are using AI to improve the management of disasters like hurricanes before, during and after the events.
Texas A&M University System
Hurricane Beryl exposed the dangers of what happens when a storm cuts off power and a heat wave follows in its wake.
Scientific American, a Division of Nature America, Inc.
China’s insurers need to catch up, particularly in addressing emerging risks associated with climate change, insurance industry specialists say.
South China Morning Post
Dozens of submarine communication cables branching off from Japan, an expanding network of data transmission may hold the key to a possible new method of detecting the most destructive tsunamis.
Japan Times Ltd., the
An electric fan cools down a resident inside her house
Research briefs
A radical shift in policy is needed to manage energy use and reduce cooling demand.
University of Birmingham
Blurry image of a sunny urban skyline
Research briefs
The key to cooling ‘urban heat islands’ may lie in the countryside, according to a new study from scientists at the University of Surrey's Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) and Southeast University (China).
The University Of Surrey
Woman holding two children in a Laotian village
Children are particularly vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change. Quantifying these negative effects and pinpointing areas where children are at greater risk can help inform evidence-based policymaking.
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
Big blue wave
Research briefs
A new tool developed by researchers in the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Department of Mechanical Engineering could help provide ships and offshore platforms with early warning of unusually large and unpredictable waves.
University of Maryland

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