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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.

Why Hurricane Florence Could Generate Historic Rainfall Why Hurricane Florence Could Generate Historic Rainfall

All weather watchers’ eyes are on Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 beast on a collision course with the Carolina coast. But while the winds are generating headlines and there’s a lot of questions about what category it will be when it makes landfall, the real issue is the water. And there’s going to be lots of it.

Why Hurricane Florence Is Rapidly Intensifying and What That Means

It’s the statistical peak of Atlantic hurricane season today, and it appears the message has been received. The tropical Atlantic has spawned three hurricanes, but none is more worrisome than Hurricane Florence.

Oh My God Look at the Atlantic Ocean Right Now Oh My God Look at the Atlantic Ocean Right Now

Hurricane Florence is the biggest threat in the Atlantic right now, but it’s hardly the only storm. The tropics have gone wild, with three hurricanes spinning at the same time, as you can see for yourself in satellite imagery captured as the sun rose on the Atlantic Monday morning.

Bizarre Tropical Storm Florence Could Become a Hurricane and Strike the East Coast Bizarre Tropical Storm Florence Could Become a Hurricane and Strike the East Coast

It’s been a year of unique weather to say the least. The latest potentially bizarre weather happening to add to the list? Florence, the first major hurricane of the season, could follow a highly unusual route from the center of the Atlantic into the heart of the Eastern Seaboard thanks to a weird atmospheric setup.

Hurricane Florence Is the Atlantic's First Major Hurricane Hurricane Florence Is the Atlantic's First Major Hurricane

The Atlantic hurricane season has suddenly found its legs. Following some summer doldrums, a number of factors have come together to fuel a run of tropical weather. That includes Hurricane Florence, which just became the first major hurricane of the season.

Why the Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Suddenly Heating Up

After two mercifully quiet months, the Atlantic hurricane season has suddenly roared to life. There are currently two storms spinning in the Atlantic basin with a potential third on the horizon.

Why Hurricane Lane Poses a Major Threat to Hawaii Why Hurricane Lane Poses a Major Threat to Hawaii

Hurricane Lane continues to bear down on Hawaii, posing a catastrophic threat to residents and tourists alike. The storm could bring hurricane force winds to the Aloha State for the first time in 26 years, along with pounding surf and torrential rain.

Our First Good Weather News All Summer Our First Good Weather News All Summer

It’s the summer of apocalypse weather with wildfires, heat waves, and drought. But it looks like we could be granted a reprieve from the fourth horseman of the weather apocalypse—hurricanes.

Scientists Terrorized Lizards With a Leaf Blower to Study Natural Selection

I’m not sure if lizards can experience PTSD, but if they can, I have every reason to believe this science experiment induced it.

This Tiny, Sad Sack of Clouds Is the Atlantic's First Hurricane of the Season

The first hurricane of Atlantic hurricane season is here. You just have to squint to see it.

Why Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Quiet While the Eastern Pacific Is Roaring Why Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Quiet While the Eastern Pacific Is Roaring

It is a tale of two hurricane seasons in the Atlantic and the eastern Pacific. The former got off to a raging start with a late May storm that basically made it to the Great Lakes, while the latter was DOA. Now their roles have reversed, though, with the Atlantic taking a nap while the eastern Pacific goes…

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