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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...

Earthquake forecast for Puerto Rico: Dozens more large aftershocks are likely

Richard Aster, Colorado State University Multiple strong and damaging earthquakes in southern Puerto Rico starting around Dec. 28, 2019 have killed at least one person,...

Millions of burnt trees and rusted cars: Post-disaster cleanup is expensive,...

Sybil Derrible, University of Illinois at Chicago; Juyeong Choi, Florida State University, and Nazli Yesiller, California Polytechnic State University The most destructive and costliest wildfire...

In fire-prone California, many residents can’t afford wildfire insurance

Gireesh Shrimali, Stanford University California’s relatively quiet 2019 fire season ended in October. Just days after Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to half a...

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