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The Saffir-Simpson scale relies on wind to categorize a hurricane, but it doesn't account for storm surge or flooding.

Sofie Bates, Contributor

Scientists reporting on severe weather can get hit hard by emotions, flashbacks and even nightmares.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

What happens when a tornado spins in the opposite direction

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

Scientists explain why some people ignore extreme weather warnings and some people listen.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

Climate change is warming our oceans, and that thermal energy is fueling stronger hurricanes.

Annie Roth, Contributor

As Hurricane Lane races toward Hawaii, some of the world’s most powerful telescopes prepare for wild weather.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Drought killed off inedible plants in Kruger National Park, making room for other plants that animals like to eat.

Nala Rogers, Contributor

What’s really in the stuff used to help put out wildfires?

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Scientists can now link "acts of God" to climate change. That could give victims the power to hold someone accountable, say lawyers.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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