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Florida Labs Largely Unscathed After Brush with Hurricane Ian
The path of the storm allowed many researchers to make it through without incident, but they stress that the result could easily have been different.
Florida Labs Largely Unscathed After Brush with Hurricane Ian
Florida Labs Largely Unscathed After Brush with Hurricane Ian

The path of the storm allowed many researchers to make it through without incident, but they stress that the result could easily have been different.

The path of the storm allowed many researchers to make it through without incident, but they stress that the result could easily have been different.

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satellite view of Hurricane Ian in between Cuba and Florida's Gulf Coast
Researchers in Ian’s Path Brace for the Storm
Andy Carstens | Sep 27, 2022 | 4 min read
With their laboratories prepared as well as possible for what’s now a Category 3 hurricane, all scientists in Florida can do now is wait.
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Researchers Assess Setbacks After Hurricane Fiona
Katherine Irving | Sep 21, 2022 | 4 min read
Some areas of Puerto Rico have been hit by flooding and high winds, but long power outages are also impeding scientists’ work.
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Sex Ratios at Birth Linked to Pollutants
Chloe Tenn | Dec 3, 2021 | 2 min read
A large, long-term study across the US and Sweden finds potential correlations between specific pollutants and the proportions of male and female babies born.
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Louisiana Scientists Are Still Reeling from Ida
Emma Yasinski | Sep 14, 2021 | 3 min read
Some Louisiana research centers lost samples and reagents, and with power only just now being restored, there’s a long road ahead to full recovery.
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Researchers in Ida’s Destructive Path Brace for Disruptions
Amanda Heidt and Annie Melchor | Aug 30, 2021 | 3 min read
The storm, which made landfall over the weekend as a Category 4 hurricane and has since weakened, forced the evacuation of multiple Louisiana campuses.
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While Some Sharks Flee, Tiger Sharks Brave Stormy Seas
Nikk Ogasa | May 12, 2021 | 3 min read
For the first time, scientists tracked large shark movements during hurricanes and found that tiger sharks may find the turmoil opportunistic for feeding.
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Campuses, Labs Close in Advance of Hurricane Laura
Kerry Grens | Aug 26, 2020 | 2 min read
The category 4 storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast early this morning. Evacuation orders have students heading for safety.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2019 | 2 min read
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
College Campuses Close as Hurricane Dorian Threatens
Jef Akst | Sep 3, 2019 | 2 min read
The storm has already pummeled the Bahamas. Now the US coast prepares.
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Labs Prepare to Protect—and Collect—Data During Hurricane Dorian
Emma Yasinski | Sep 1, 2019 | 3 min read
In the southeastern US, the coming storm disrupts research for many scientists.
Science in Puerto Rico Still Recovering After Hurricane Maria
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 15, 2019 | 8 min read
Scientists at the University of Puerto Rico suffered major setbacks due to damages and delays in repairs, and government austerity measures are adding insult to injury.
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Infographic: How Forests Survive the Storm
Amber Dance | Feb 1, 2019 | 2 min read
Trees are resilient, but researchers wonder if climate change will outpace their adaptations.
How Trees Fare in Big Hurricanes
Amber Dance | Feb 1, 2019 | 10+ min read
Forests are resilient, but researchers wonder if climate change will outpace their adaptations.
2018 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 24, 2018 | 5 min read
From the effects of political upheaval on research to claims of gene-edited babies, the year has been a tumultuous one for the scientific community.
Spotted Seatrout Continued to Spawn During and After Hurricane Harvey
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2018 | 2 min read
Researchers recovered audio recordings of the fish’s mating calls in the eye of the storm.
Human Activities Are Making Hurricanes Worse: Study
Ashley Yeager | Nov 14, 2018 | 2 min read
Anthropogenic climate change and urbanization appear to boost rainfall and exacerbate flooding risks, according to two Nature papers.
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Image of the Day: Landscaping
Shawna Williams | Oct 15, 2018 | 1 min read
Hurricane Florence reshaped the shoreline near Beaufort, North Carolina.
Florida Campuses Close Ahead of Hurricane Michael
Kerry Grens | Oct 9, 2018 | 1 min read
The Category 2 storm is working its way up the Gulf of Mexico toward the panhandle.
After the Storm: A Live Look at the Duke Marine Lab
The Scientist Staff | Sep 25, 2018 | 1 min read
Tune in Thursday to see the effects of Hurricane Florence on the Beaufort, NC facility.
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