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Scientists examined multiple fire danger indices for the contiguous U.S. to assess the impact of climate change on future wildfire risk and seasonality.
AGU Advancing Earth and Space Science
Wildfire in Stanislaus National Forest, California, 2013
This study explores participatory fire-management strategies, including landscape values from experts and local people, to strengthen wildfire-prone regions by creating resilient landscapes that protect ecological and social functions.
European Commission
Rainfall estimations on Oʻahu can be more accurate by combining Hawaiʻi’s two main types of rainfall observations, radar and rain gauge, according to a study by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researcher
University of Hawai'i
A swollen river in Asayita, Ethiopia due to heavy rainfall
After years of drought the short rainy season in the Horn of Africa brought exceptionally heavy rains, particularly in November, leading to severe flooding in the South of Ethiopia, Eastern Kenya and many regions in southern and central Somalia.
World Weather Attribution
UChicago, NCAR research suggests world will see ‘record-breaking’ winds
University of Chicago
African children fetch water from a water source
Scientists have uncovered a connection between temperature gradients in the Pacific Ocean and deadly but predictable consecutive dry spells in East Africa.
Eos - AGU
Bangladeshi woman washing clothes in a flooded house
The findings reveal the long term public health burden of environmental hazards that are predicted to worsen under climate change.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
The increasing number and intensity of wildfires in the Western U.S. are overshadowing other achievements at reducing emissions, aggravating air pollution and increasing disease and mortality.
University of Maryland

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