Extreme storms can cause devastating erosion and leave beachfront houses teetering on cliff edges. But new research finds storms might also help replenish beaches by bringing in new sand from deeper waters.
To investigate the effects of inequality on environmental risk reduction and disaster prevention programs, researchers in Brazil conducted an exploratory qualitative study focusing on visually impaired people.
A study co-authored by U of T researcher Matthew Adams suggests that wildfire smoke in Brazil affected women in the first trimester of pregnancy, increasing the risk of low birth weight in full-term babies.
The world’s ocean is steadily losing its year-to-year memory due to global warming, according to a study published in Science Advances co-authored by a University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa atmospheric scientist.
Agricultural water scarcity is expected to increase in more than 80% of the world’s croplands by 2050, according to a new study. Examining water requirements, it predicts whether the water available will meet the needs under climate change.
Sudden changes on weather in a very small area and particularly intense could seriously threaten the security of flights. To be able to predict these phenomena could save lives, and prevent damages on properties.