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Wild weather: 4 essential reads about tornadoes and thunderstorms

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Springtime in the U.S. is frequently a season for thunderstorms, which can spawn tornadoes. These...

Power outages across the Plains: 4 questions answered about weather-driven blackouts

Michael E. Webber, University of Texas at Austin Editor’s note: Amid record cold temperatures and skyrocketing energy demand, utilities...

Atmospheric river storms can drive costly flooding – and climate change...

Tom Corringham, University of California San Diego Ask people to name the world’s largest river, and most will probably guess that it’s the Amazon, the...

Oil field operations likely triggered earthquakes in California a few miles...

Thomas H. Goebel, University of Memphis The way companies drill for oil and gas and dispose of wastewater can trigger earthquakes, at times in unexpected...

Western wildfires are spinning off tornadoes – here’s how fires create...

Charles Jones, University of California, Santa Barbara and Leila Carvalho, University of California, Santa Barbara It might sound like a bad movie, but extreme wildfires...

Wildfires can poison drinking water – here’s how communities can be...

Andrew J. Whelton, Purdue University and Caitlin R. Proctor, Purdue University In recent years wildfires have entered urban areas, causing breathtaking destruction. The 2018 Camp Fire...

What is a derecho? An atmospheric scientist explains these rare but...

Russ Schumacher, Colorado State University Thunderstorms are common across North America, especially in warm weather months. About 10% of them become severe, meaning they produce...

A military perspective on climate change could bridge the gap between...

Michael Klare, Hampshire College As experts warn that the world is running out of time to head off severe climate change, discussions of what the...

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