Research briefs

An elderly man drinks from a water bottle on a hot day
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Over 200 million more elderly people worldwide are expected to face dangerous heat exposure by 2050, compared to now.
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
A man wades through the flood in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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A research team from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and the German Research Centre for Geosciences has presented a flood forecasting system that provides not only timely water levels but also dynamic high-resolution flood inundation maps
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH
Wildfires north of the city of Athens, Greece (2021)
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The authors propose a long-term strategy for integrating wildfire risk management into forest land management and note that large fires are often followed by investment in fire-fighting infrastructure, but not wildfire mitigation and prevention.
PNAS Nexus
Arial view of rainforest jungle in Brasil
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The increase was confirmed by an analysis of satellite images, contrasting with a drop in deforestation and the total number of fires detected in the Amazon. The Brazilian government’s says it is partnering with other institutions to combat wildfires.
São Paulo Research Foundation (Agência FAPESP)
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Researchers from IIT-Roorkee have claimed to have formulated a framework which can provide early warnings in the hills at least six hours in advance by studying rainfall patterns.
Times of India, the
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A team led by Penn State researchers reviewed studies from the past 30 years to examine whether rising temperatures are causing people to migrate out of the artic - or if, and why, they're deciding to stay.
Pennsylvania State University
Chittagong, Bangladesh, 05 August, 2023 Due to continuous heavy rain, roads in different areas of Chittagong were flooded on Saturday.
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A high-accuracy, low-cost sensor network may change the way urban floods are detected and monitored.
Eos - AGU
Wildfire in Australia
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New data on forest fires confirms what we’ve long feared: Forest fires are becoming more widespread, burning nearly twice as much tree cover today as they did 20 years ago.
World Resources Institute
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In her most recent study, Armstrong found that roughly 50% of those surveyed in the mid-south could not accurately define a tornado warning.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory completed a study of how well vegetation survived extreme heat events in both urban and rural communities. The analysis informs pathways for climate mitigation and reducing the effect of urban heat islands.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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