Research briefs

A new study predicts that because of rising temperatures, extreme sea-level events along coastlines the world over will become about 100 times more frequent by the end of the century in about half of the 7,283 locations studied.
Particles from wildfires make small cloud droplets that are less likely to fall as rain.
Deforestation in the Amazon has dropped since the early 2000s, but it is slowly climbing again.
There are few forces on Earth more powerful than a large volcanic eruption.
It’s already been a brutal year for wildfires, with at least 104 large fires burning across 12 states.
In new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Colin Wren, Associate Professor of Anthropology, examines how humans have successfully faced similar challenges in the past.
Streets in German town covered by flood waters
Using published peer-reviewed methods, authors analysed how human-induced climate change affected maximum 1-day and 2-day rainfall events in the summer season.
A farmer carries paddy wade through flood water in Assam, India (2020)
Scientists at IWMI used satellite technology to develop a low-cost Index-Based Flood Insurance to cover farmers against risk from floods.
Smoke from wildfires may have contributed to thousands of additional premature births in California between 2007 and 2012.
A valley of broken houses and debris following the 2010 earthquake in Port-Au-prince, Haiti.
A volunteer network helps to monitor aftershocks and illuminate the country’s earthquake hazards.