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Melting ice is slowing down the Atlantic ocean’s circulation system. Yes, that’s similar to what happens in ‘The Day After Tomorrow.’

The ocean current system in the Atlantic Ocean, called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), is responsible for western Europe’s warm temperatures. But according to a new report from the United Nations, rising water temperatures and changes to the salinity of the world’s oceans is causing the AMOC to weaken. […]
Melting ice is slowing down the Atlantic ocean’s circulation system. Yes, that’s similar to what happens in ‘The Day After Tomorrow.’
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Hurricane Dorian is lashing North Carolina, with Virginia and other states in its path. Here is where and when it’s due to go next

Hurricane Dorian has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, but it could still create “life-threatening” conditions in North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Centre. Projections based on NOAA data show the hurricane moving northeast, bringing the storm to parts of Virginia, Massachusetts, and Delaware. Dorian has devastated the […]
Hurricane Dorian is lashing North Carolina, with Virginia and other states in its path. Here is where and when it’s due to go next
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A tropical storm is flooding Texas with up to 43 inches of rain, just 2 weeks after Hurricane Dorian. Here’s why storms are getting stronger, slower, and wetter.

Tropical Storm Imelda, now a tropical depression, swamped southeastern Texas with rainfall up to 43 inches in some areas this week, making it the seventh wettest tropical cyclone in American history. Officials say the flooding is worse than that of Hurricane Harvey, which drenched the same area two years ago. […]
A tropical storm is flooding Texas with up to 43 inches of rain, just 2 weeks after Hurricane Dorian. Here’s why storms are getting stronger, slower, and wetter.
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The 6 deadliest hurricanes in US history

Hurricane season starts June 1 and runs through November 30. The six deadliest hurricanes in US history each claimed more than 1,000 lives. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. June 1 marked the start of hurricane season, the six-month period in which strong storms form in warm tropical waters. […]
The 6 deadliest hurricanes in US history
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What happens to fish and other sea creatures underwater during a hurricane

Fish and other ocean creatures face deadly conditions during a hurricane– sometimes the extreme weather strands them on land or far out at sea. Hurricanes can generate massive waves, so most sea creatures – including dolphins, whales, and sharks – avoid the rough surface water and swim to calmer seas. […]
What happens to fish and other sea creatures underwater during a hurricane
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How hurricanes like Michael form

Hurricane Michael is expected to hit Florida’s Gulf Coast early this afternoon. Hurricanes form near the equator, driven by warm ocean water. As humans warm up the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels, hurricanes are getting slower, wetter, and more dangerous. The bands of Hurricane Michael, a major Category 4 storm, […]
How hurricanes like Michael form
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9 natural disasters that took the lives of hundreds of thousands

Natural disasters have taken the lives of millions of people throughout history. China is home to some of the deadliest natural disasters of all time. The 2004 tsunami in Indonesia killed 227,898 people. Natural disasters claim the lives of thousands of people in the world every year. It’s hard to […]
9 natural disasters that took the lives of hundreds of thousands
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The top 10 trending news stories of 2017, according to Google

From some of the most destructive hurricanes in recent memory to rising tensions between the US and North Korea, 2017 has been a whirlwind of a year. On Wednesday, Google released its top trending searches of the year. These are searches that had the highest spike this year compared with […]
The top 10 trending news stories of 2017, according to Google