This study shows a warmer climate with similar conditions to the middle Pliocene brings with it potential for more intense monsoons. The research indicates that higher temperatures could cause stronger and more widespread summer rainfall in southwest USA.
The Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011, and the resulting Fukushima nuclear accident, triggered a compound disaster. Researchers are investigating how to prevent the next compound disaster, using 20th century environmental inventories.
CSU engineers have developed a model that can predict how wildfire will impact a community down to which buildings will burn. They say predicting damage to the built environment is essential to developing fire mitigation strategies and steps for recovery.