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Researchers say tornado threat rises as Gulf hurricanes get larger

September 8th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

The increase in size and frequency of large hurricanes that make landfall from the Gulf of Mexico also is resulting in more tornadoes that form from the storms, according to a new report from researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

“As the size of landfalling hurricanes from the Gulf of Mexico increases, we’re seeing more tornadoes than we did in the past that can occur up to two days and several hundred miles inland from the landfall location,” James Belanger, a doctoral student in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech and lead author of the paper, said in a statement.

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Ozone recovery slowed by global warming

February 6th, 2009

By John DeFore
Green Right Now

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Residents of the tropics and southern latitudes might want to invest in sun block, according to a study being released in Geophysical Research Letters. It seems that warming trends won’t only make the sun feel hotter, but may keep its UV radiation dangerous as well.

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