Three weeks into winter, many in the U.S. were beginning to wonder when conditions would start to shift, with particularly mild temperatures and a lack of snow in the Mid-Atlantic region. This past weekend, that changed.
In 2012, I was in Ethiopia working on a research project—collecting and studying mosquitoes to learn more about their behavior in an effort to eradicate malaria. The disease kills more than half a million people, mostly children, in Africa every year.
Since the dawn of electricity, utility companies have been battling the weather. Falling trees due to wind and heavy ice or snow can topple electrical powerlines. Heavy rainfall and subsequent river-rise can flood substations. In seasons of severe weather, it’s common for power outages to affect thousands or even millions...
As the six-month Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to an end this week (the official last day is November 30th), we’ve asked our hurricane experts to take a look back at notable storms, the accuracy of pre-season forecasts, as well as indications for the 2019 season.