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Climate change: Hurricanes get stronger on land as world warms

Climate change: Hurricanes get stronger on land as world warms

Science
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AccuWeather increases number of hurricanes predicted for ‘very active’ 2020 Atlantic season

AccuWeather increases number of hurricanes predicted for ‘very active’ 2020 Atlantic season

World
May 8 (UPI) -- Coastal residents such as Monroe County Commissioner Craig Cates, a lifelong Key West native and the city's mayor from 2009-18, don't frighten easily. Resiliency is a way of life when you've seen "many, many hurricanes" come your way. The coronavirus shutdowns have brought new hardships for an area reliant on tourism, which accounts for "a good 50 percent of our economy," Cates told AccuWeather's Monica Danielle. The economic math isn't great at the moment as Key West has roughly 25,000 permanent residents and typically draws more than 3 million visitors a year. But now "everything's basically shut down," he said. "We're dipping into our reserves with no chance to make them up by hurricane season," Cates said. "That is our concern ... We can't afford a hurricane this year,...
Ed Reed returns to Miami Hurricanes’ football program as chief of staff

Ed Reed returns to Miami Hurricanes’ football program as chief of staff

Sports
Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed is returning to his alma mater and rejoining the Miami Hurricanes' football program. The school announced Thursday that Reed was hired as the chief of staff for the Hurricanes. The agreement will be finalized when the university completes a standard background check. "We are thrilled to welcome Ed back to Coral Gables," Hurricanes head football coach Manny Diaz said in a statement. "He is not only one of the most decorated players in Miami football history but also a devoted Cane who cares deeply about this program. All of our players, coaches and staff will be fortunate to tap into his experience, knowledge and passion on a regular basis." As the Hurricanes' chief of staff, Reed will serve in an advisory role to Diaz "in all aspects of...
Nuclear weapons and hurricanes don’t mix, NOAA advises

Nuclear weapons and hurricanes don’t mix, NOAA advises

Science
Using nuclear weapons to destroy hurricanes is not a good idea, a US scientific agency has said, following reports that President Donald Trump wanted to explore the option. The Axios news website said Mr Trump had asked several national security officials about the possibility. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the results would be "devastating".Hurricanes typically affect the US east coast, often causing serious damage. It's not the first time the idea has been considered. Following reports of Mr Trump's suggestion, the hashtag #ThatsHowTheApocalyseStarted has been trending on Twitter. What effect would nuking a hurricane have? Mr Trump asked why the US couldn't drop a bomb into the eye of the storm...
Brad Kaaya: Indianapolis Colts sign former Miami Hurricanes QB off Detroit Lions practice squad

Brad Kaaya: Indianapolis Colts sign former Miami Hurricanes QB off Detroit Lions practice squad

Sports
Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis Colts have signed quarterback Brad Kaaya to the 53-man active roster.Indianapolis also signed defensive tackle Johnathan Calvin to the practice squad and placed cornerback Rashaan Melvin on injured reserve.The Colts announced the moves on Wednesday.Kaaya, 22, was a sixth round pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 325-pound quarterback participated in the Lions' 2017 offseason program and training camp but was waived on Sept. 2. The Carolina Panthers claimed Kaaya off waivers the next day. He spent the last nine weeks on the Lions' practice squad and spent the first six weeks of the season on the Panthers' active roster. Kaaya was on the Lions' active roster in Week 7. He has never appeared in a regular season game.The former Miami...