Research briefs

Pregnant woman sitting on a bench
A new study found that miscarriage risk in North America increased by 44 percent in late August, compared to late February, indicating the need to explore possible links between extreme heat and pregnancy loss
A satellite image of a cyclone shot from space.
The annual number of tropical cyclones forming globally decreased by about 13% during the 20th century compared to the 19th, according to research published today in Nature Climate Change.
A new study led by the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station examines the context surrounding the fires and offers insight into the historical role of large, high-severity fires—and the future of wildfires—west of the Cascades.
Ethiopian soldier standing at a lake shore
Prolonged increases in temperature and rainfall increase the likelihood of conflict in Africa beyond the affected area by four to five times, a study carried out by a team from the INGENIO Institute shows.
Techniques used in weather forecasting can be repurposed to provide individuals with a personalized assessment of their risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other viruses, according to new research published by Caltech scientists.
A probabilistic deep learning methodology that learns from climate simulation big data offers advantageous seasonal forecasting skill and crucial climate model diagnosis information at a global scale.
The majority of farmers surveyed in Bangladesh, Rwanda and Zambia are willing to pay for visits to CABI-led Plantwise plant clinics which help diagnose potentially devastating crop pests and diseases as well as ways to mitigate impacts on yields.
Floods in Warsaw, Poland
In Japan, researchers have revealed that a new flood forecasting system could provide earlier flood warnings, giving people more time to prepare or evacuate, and potentially saving lives.
People carrying umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun and heat in the USA.
UCLA-led analysis highlights gaps in municipal planning for often dangerous heat
Restoring mangroves in the Seychelles
A robust analysis demonstrates that nature-based solutions to reduce the damage caused by coastal flooding are cost-effective