Powerful cyclone makes landfall in India

Residents walk along a deserted road as Cyclone Nivar approached the southeastern Indian coast in Puducherry on November 25, 2020 A powerful cyclonic storm hurtled into India’s southern coast early Thursday, uprooting trees and packing strong winds and rains as tens of thousands of people took refuge in shelters. The centre of Nivar made landfall […]

Hurricanes are lingering longer and staying stronger after landfall

Atlantic hurricanes are taking longer to weaken after making landfall than they did 50 years ago, thanks to climate change. Over the past 50 years, increasingly warm ocean waters have juiced up the storms, giving them more staying power after they roar ashore, scientists report in the Nov. 12 Nature. That could potentially extend storms’ […]