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Climate Change May Be Causing Typhoons to Move North Climate Change May Be Causing Typhoons to Move North

The world’s most powerful storms leave an imprint on on forests long after their howling winds fade. And based on those imprints, scientists have confirmed a bizarre trend is afoot. Tropical cyclones in the world’s most active cyclone basin have been migrating north, putting people who might be ill-equipped to handle…

Category 5 Hurricane Willa Is on a Collision Course With Mexico's West Coast

It was a nice two weeks of quiet in the tropics, wasn’t it? Unfortunately, that quiet is over. Over the weekend, Hurricane Willa rapidly intensified into a Category 4 beast that’s beelining for the Mexican coast. It will bring fierce winds, powerful surf, and rains that could trigger landslides.

Report: Hurricane Michael's Storm Surge Dredged Up 119-Year-Old Vessels Wrecked By Carrabelle Hurricane  Report: Hurricane Michael's Storm Surge Dredged Up 119-Year-Old Vessels Wrecked By Carrabelle Hurricane 

Hurricane Michael, an unprecedented storm that slammed into the Florida Panhandle at Category 4 strength, may well be an harbinger of things to come in a world where climate change is poised to make such devastating hurricanes all the more likely. But it also gave us a look at the past in the form of destroyed vessels…

Death Toll From Hurricane Michael Is Now at Least 18, and Expected to Keep Rising Death Toll From Hurricane Michael Is Now at Least 18, and Expected to Keep Rising

The death toll from Hurricane Michael, an unprecedented storm which slammed into the Florida Panhandle near Mexico Beach at Category 4 strength last week, is expected to rise from the latest count of 18 across the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia as search-and-rescue teams scour devastated…

Why It’s So Hard to Tell When a Hurricane Will Blow Up Why It’s So Hard to Tell When a Hurricane Will Blow Up

If you’ve paid attention to the past two Atlantic hurricane seasons, you’ve almost certainly seen the term rapid intensification thrown about. Hurricane Michael is the most recent example, stirring from a Category 1 to strong Category 4 storm in 48 hours.

Photos: Hurricane Michael's Historic Rampage Photos: Hurricane Michael's Historic Rampage

Hurricane Michael roared into the heart of Florida’s Panhandle on Wednesday as a historic storm. The third-strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in the U.S. left a swath of destruction that’s now becoming clear as the storm surge recedes and the howling winds subside.

'Unprecedented' Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall: Liveblog

Less than a month after facing down Florence, the U.S. faces another historic storm. Hurricane Michael is churning its way toward Florida’s Panhandle as a Category 4 monster.

Why Hurricane Michael Could Bring 13 Feet of Storm Surge Why Hurricane Michael Could Bring 13 Feet of Storm Surge

Hurricane Michael is on track to make landfall in Florida’s Panhandle Wednesday as one of the fiercest storms the region has ever seen. While Florence drenched the Carolinas with record rainfall and other hurricanes attack with wind, Michael’s main threat will be surge.

Hurricane Michael Could Bring Major Flooding to Florida's Gulf Coast

Hurricane Michael has formed on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico and is likely to make a beeline toward the Florida Panhandle. As it moves inland, it could bring heavy rains to the still-recovering Carolinas toward end the week.

Take a 360-Degree Trip Through Hurricane Maria's Clouds In a New NASA Visualization 

It’s been a year since Hurricane Maria rapidly intensified into a terrifying monster storm, and yet scientists are still learning about it. Now, they’ve pulled back the curtain to show the public some of the data they’re looking at.

Climate Change Worsened 2017's Hurricane Season From Hell, Study Finds Climate Change Worsened 2017's Hurricane Season From Hell, Study Finds

We’re still living with the impacts of the 2017 hurricane season from Puerto Ricans living in hotels to the president saying grotesque stuff. It was the most costly season in history as Harvey, Irma, and Maria each caused tens to hundreds of billions in damage in the U.S.

Millions of Chickens Have Drowned in Florence's Floodwaters [Updated] Millions of Chickens Have Drowned in Florence's Floodwaters [Updated]

Large parts of the Carolinas remain underwater thanks to Florence’s record rainfall, but the impacts of the storm are slowly trickling out. The latest news from the state’s flooded agriculture sector is not good.

Climate Change Is Making Our Hurricane Scale Obsolete Climate Change Is Making Our Hurricane Scale Obsolete

One of the things you can count on in the wake of a hurricane making landfall is people clamoring for a new classification system. Like clockwork, that’s what’s happening with Florence. And frankly, the discussion has never been more urgent thanks to climate change.

Aerial Photos Reveal the Devastation Left by Florence Aerial Photos Reveal the Devastation Left by Florence

After plowing into the North Carolina coast late last week, Florence lingered over Carolinas all weekend like an unwanted house guest. Though its winds had slackened to a tropical depression by Sunday, the record-setting rains it unleashed have created a flooding catastrophe that is still unfolding. The scale of that…

The EU Copyright Directive, Starforce, Ray-Tracing and Apple: Best Gizmodo Posts of the Week The EU Copyright Directive, Starforce, Ray-Tracing and Apple: Best Gizmodo Posts of the Week

The European Union passed its disastrous Copyright Directive this week, including amended versions of its onerous Articles 11 and 13 (the so-called “link tax” and “upload filter,” respectively). There’s still time to make sure it never passes into law by defeating a final ratification vote in January, though given the …

Florence Loses Speed, Now Crawling Inland as Historic Rainfall Continues [Updating]

With an ear-splitting howl and booming surf, Hurricane Florence has arrived. The storm could be a landmark event that breaks rainfall records, leaves waterways flooded for weeks, and reshapes the Carolinas coast for decades.

Trump Falsely Claims Democrats Made Up Hurricane Maria Death Toll to Make Him Look Bad Trump Falsely Claims Democrats Made Up Hurricane Maria Death Toll to Make Him Look Bad

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, Donald Trump thought it was a good job to tweet about Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico. Rather than warning people of the risks posed by hurricanes, he decided to make it about him and deny that nearly 3,000 Americans died on his watch because of a poor…

How to Track Hurricanes Like a True Weather Geek How to Track Hurricanes Like a True Weather Geek

Hurricane season is in full swing, and the Atlantic is raging. If you live on the coast, you owe it to yourself to pay attention to what storms are out there, where they’re headed, and what the impacts could be.

Hurricane Florence Could Unleash Pig Shit, Coal Ash, Industrial Waste Hurricane Florence Could Unleash Pig Shit, Coal Ash, Industrial Waste

The forecast for Hurricane Florence is about as ominous as it gets. The National Weather Service—a bastion of calm forecast language—said the storm has “the potential for unbelievable damage.” And part of what’s so disconcerting is what could be damaged as Florence plows into the Carolinas this week.

President Trump Calls Disastrous Response to Hurricane Maria an 'Unsung Success' President Trump Calls Disastrous Response to Hurricane Maria an 'Unsung Success'

If there’s one thing you can count on Donald Trump to do, it is to take the most basic of presidential tasks and fuck it up. No, I’m not talking about the 9/11 photo. I’m talking about today’s Oval Office briefing on Hurricane Florence.

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