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Hurricanes

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Coverage of hurricanes since July 7, 2021.

Ethan Bear’s jersey sales at United Cycle benefit charity empowering Indigenous youth

"...EDMONTON -- United Cycle is discounting the jerseys after popular Oilers defenceman Ethan Bear was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes during Wednesday’s start of NHL free agency..."

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Street Fusion

"...Street Fusion is written and choreographed by Dawn Ward and Joe Dames in association with Xclusiv Crew and Hurricanes Dance. It features Urban and Caribbean music and dance fused with traditional Island steps. It is a vibrant dance show celebrating how culture brings us together..."

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Edmonton Oilers trade fan-favourite Ethan Bear to Carolina Hurricanes

"...The Edmonton Oilers have traded a beloved member of the team: defenceman Ethan Bear is headed to the Carolina Hurricanes. As Morgan Black reports, the move is going to leave a big hole in the hearts of many fans — particularly in the Indigenous community..."

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Barrie tornado prompts calls for hurricane straps to protect homes in severe weather

"...The July 15 tornado in Barrie prompted a renewed push for the province to include hurricane straps, ties or screws into the building code to help protect roofs and reduce damage..."

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Ethan Bear traded to Carolina: TSN

"...EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Oilers have traded defenceman Ethan Bear to the Carolina Hurricanes, TSN reports..."

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Big data-derived tool facilitates closer monitoring of recovery from natural disasters

"...By analyzing peoples' visitation patterns to essential establishments like pharmacies, religious centers and grocery stores during Hurricane Harvey, researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a framework to assess the recovery of communities after natural disasters in near real time. They said the information gleaned from their analysis would help federal agencies allocate resources equitably among communities ailing from a disaster..."

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Barrie councillor to introduce motion calling for building code changes, incentives after tornado Globalnews.ca

"...“Barrie was devastated by a tornado that caused substantial damage to public and private infrastructure, including homes, businesses and vehicles,” part of a draft motion posted on Ward 6 Coun. Natalie Harris's website said. “Governments, builders, insurance companies, researchers and others must work together to strengthen standards for building codes and construction practices to mitigate the expected damage from climate extremes, severe storms and natural disasters..."

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Barrie, Ont. councillor wants new homes better secured against tornadoes

"...TORONTO, ONT. -- A local politician in Barrie, Ont. , says she'd like to see all new properties in the province better secured against tornadoes after a twister caused severe damage to homes in the city last week..."

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Barrie tornado: Engineering professor calls for building code changes, review of damaged homes Globalnews.ca

"...“When the wind over and around the house, it wants to lift the roof up and so the construction needs to be able to hold the roof down,” he explained. Environment Canada confirmed on Friday that the tornado was estimated to be at an EF-2 level with winds around 210 km/h. In an update, Mayor Jeff Lehman said more than 100 people were displaced as of Friday afternoon..."

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No more cone? Psychology researchers offer better tool for visualizing hurricane danger

"...When a hurricane threatens to make landfall, forecasters offer a barrage of informational tools to communicate the risk of it coming through coastal and inland communities, so residents can prepare for its impact. Chief among these tools is the "cone of uncertainty" - a visual depiction of the storm's potential path..."

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Recent increase in major Atlantic hurricanes may be ‘rebound’ after 1960-1980s lull Carbon Brief

"...The updated record suggests that increases in the number of Atlantic hurricanes since the 1980s are “not part of a century-scale increase”, but a rebound from a lull caused by natural variability and human-caused air pollution in the second half of the 20th century..."

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BC’s Municipalities Are Not Economically Ready to Weather Disaster The Tyee

"...Jeremy Stone is the director of community economic development programs in the faculty of environment at Simon Fraser University. He has served as an economic recovery professional following disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Harvey, the BP oil spill, the 2013 Colorado floods and others..."

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A Furious Sky

The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

"...As he moves through the centuries, following the rise of the United States despite the chaos caused by hurricanes, Dolin traces the corresponding development of hurricane science, from important discoveries made by Benjamin Franklin to the breakthroughs spurred by the necessities of the World War II and the Cold War..."

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Jobs in hurricanes

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Business Development Associate

"...wildfires, hurricanes and floods, can wreak, and the increasing frequency and intensity with which they are occurring..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention hurricanes.

Josh Bregy: paleohurricanes, modern tropical cyclones, and pathway into science

Duration: 1:48:48

"...Source: Climate Scientists..."

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Dan Chavas: tropical cyclones, exoplanet hurricanes, and his pathway into research

Duration: 2:39:09

"...Source: Climate Scientists..."

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Talea Mayo: Hurricanes, Coastal Flooding, and Data Assimilation

Duration: 1:50:59

"...Computational mathematician Prof..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about hurricanes.

How do hurricanes work? A Home's Cool lesson with meteorologist Ashley Brauweiler

"...In our latest episode of Home's Cool, Ashley explains why hurricanes are so powerful and how they get started..."

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Cloud seeding: Can we create artificial rain?

"...As temperatures rise, cloud seeding is bound to become a popular solution against droughts, floods, and fires..."

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Resilience & Transformation: Building an Electricity System to Meet the Demands of Today & Beyond

"...This means creating modern grids to keep critical services online during hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other extreme weather events, while reforming utility business models and evolving away from fossil fuels..."

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What is Climate Change?

"...When we use fuel, like oil and gasoline, or remove forests to make room for cities or farms, we release greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. ..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about hurricanes relevant to the latest news.

A methodological framework for determining an optimal coastal protection strategy against storm surges and sea level rise

"...Planning these protections is non-trivial given the rare-event nature of strong storms and climate change manifested through sea level rise..."

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Network analysis and characterization of vulnerability in flood control infrastructure for system-level risk reduction

"...Flood control networks play a pivotal role in mitigating the risk associated with the stormwater generated by extreme rainfalls and hurricanes..."

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Impacts of sea level rise on future storm-induced coastal inundations over massachusetts coast

"...Hurricanes (tropical cyclones) and nor'easters (extratropical cyclones) are two major storm systems for flood risk over the Massachusetts coast..."

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An Overview of Climate Protection and Resiliency Planning in the New York Megacity Region

"...New York has not only continued its global economic dominance by fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, cultural diversity, and inclusion; but also has pledged to protect its residents, built up areas and critical infrastructure from rising sea levels, coastal flooding, and storm surges by investing billions of dollars in the coming decades..."

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A machine learning approach for monitoring ship safety in extreme weather events

"...Extreme weather events can result in loss of life, environmental pollution and major damage to vessels caught in their path..."

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Hurricane Sandy: Damages, Disruptions and Pathways to Recovery

"...Critical infrastructure and public utility systems are often severely damaged by natural disasters like hurricanes..."

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A two-stage resilience improvement planning for power distribution systems against hurricanes

"...The decisions on line hardening, distributed generation (DG) placement, mobile emergency generators (MEG) allocation, and tie switch placement are made in the first stage to maximize the system resilience..."

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Disturbance and resilience in the Luquillo Experimental Forest

"...The Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF) has a long history of research on tropical forestry, ecology, and conservation, dating as far back as the early 19th Century..."

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Poverty and hurricane risk exposure in Jamaica

"...This paper investigates the impact of hurricane risk exposure on poverty..."

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Vegetation Cover Changes in Neighborhoods of New Orleans Following Catastrophic Flooding from Hurricane Katrina

"...The city of New Orleans is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina and continues to experience numerous negative effects from the lingering storm damage to its urban forest cover..."

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The Effect of Cash Flow Problems and Resource Intermingling on Small Business Recovery and Resilience After a Natural Disaster

"...This study investigated the implications that cash flow problems and resource intermingling between the family and the business had on small business recovery and resilience after a natural disaster..."

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