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Past articles by Dinah:

Is climate change fueling massive hurricanes in the Atlantic? Here's what science says.

Evidence shows climate change is causing wetter hurricanes, but scientists say more data is needed before settling questions over future frequency. → Read More

This Florida woman survived her 'biggest mistake' in Hurricane Ian. Why experts say many others didn't

The rising Florida death toll from Hurricane Ian is further proof that people's vulnerability and misinformation play a role who lives and who dies. → Read More

There are 'no easy fixes' in Florida. But could Hurricane Ian's havoc bring a call for better planning?

Hurricane Ian's deadly flooding, fueled by climate change, should prompt better planning for future development in Florida, experts told USA TODAY. → Read More

Were forecasts for Hurricane Ian wrong? What experts say about the 'cone of uncertainty.'

In the days leading up to Ian's landfall, the forecast shifted and ignited fears that Tampa could get a direct hit. So, were forecasters right? → Read More

Hurricane Ian nears Florida threatening storm surge. Graphics explain the deadly weather event.

A shallow coastal shelf makes cities on the Gulf of Mexico more vulnerable. → Read More

As Florida braces for Hurricane Ian, a Fiona victim warns of storm surge 'coming with a vengeance.'

Storm surge is a deadly risk in hurricanes, and sea level rise makes it worse. Now millions are threatened on the Florida coast. → Read More

Climate change makes living at the coast riskier. But more people keep coming.

Despite rising seas and climate change, millions of Americans continue to flock to coastal counties. Experts say they do so at their own peril. → Read More

Sea turtles set records this nesting season, but these factors still threaten their future

Credit for the nesting successes go to decades of conservation measures, but threats remain for the endangered and threatened turtles. → Read More

Inevitable: Melting Greenland ice sheet will send seas nearly a foot higher, study finds

Global sea levels could rise more than two feet within the century if the pace of warming continues, study authors warn. → Read More

Climate change-related weather hazards linked to nearly 60% of human diseases

More than half the known human diseases can be made worse by climate change-related weather disasters → Read More

Extreme heat waves may be our new normal, thanks to climate change. Is the globe prepared?

Heat waves are forecast to increase in potency and duration, scientists say, and U.S. temperatures could rise 3-12 degrees by the end of the century. → Read More

September heat blazed across North Atlantic, melting ice and fueling Hurricane Danielle

September heat kept alive a warming trend seen over much of the summer in the North Atlantic. Scientists say its more evidence of climate change. → Read More

Climate change puts a different spin on fly fishing for once skeptical anglers

Immersed in their environments, fly fishers have an all too close look at the changing climate, making activists of many who were once doubted. → Read More

As hurricane season approaches, experts say to beware of more rapidly intensifying storms

The past two hurricane seasons have been busier than normal with more rapidly intensifying hurricanes, which means people should prepare even earlier → Read More

Worst bird flu in years drives up egg prices, prompts precautions against spread to humans

Avian bird flu has killed 24 million domestic birds in the US, driving up egg prices and prompting calls for precautions against the spread to humans. → Read More

A new threat emerges for US lakes and rivers. Your lawn or toilet may be partly to blame.

50 years after the Clean Water Act and amid climate change's impact across the U.S., America faces new pollution problems in its lakes and rivers. → Read More

Powerful tornadoes are relatively rare in the New Orleans area. Is global warming changing that?

While scientists have linked droughts, wildfires and flooding to the warming climate, connections to tornado activity are more difficult to discern. → Read More

UN panel's grim climate change report: 'Parts of the planet will become uninhabitable'

Life in some locations on the planet is rapidly reaching the point where it will be too hot for the species that live there to survive,report says. → Read More

Preventing the next COVID-19 would be cheaper, safer than fighting a pandemic, study says

Preventing diseases from skipping from wildlife to people would save lives and billions in costs, a new study finds. → Read More

Kentucky tornado latest in growing trend of Southern twisters that risk ecological disaster

Dozens of hazardous facilities along the 200-mile track of a tornado in Kentucky highlight the scope of environmental risks. → Read More