Articles by Brian K. Sullivan and Will Wade

Storm Ian Weakens as Millions Left Without Power

Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm as it continued to move northeastward across central Florida, with a massive and deadly surge of water and catastrophic winds that are poised to make it one of the costliest storms in US …

Hurricane Ian Spurs Evacuations as Airports, Schools Shut

Hurricane Ian, projected to be one of the costliest storms in US history, prompted mass evacuations, school shutdowns and thousands of flight cancellations across the third-largest state. The storm, which has already caused a nationwide power outage in Cuba, has …

Hurricane Fiona Hits Nova Scotia as One of Region’s Strongest Storms

Fiona, the most powerful storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, roared ashore in eastern Nova Scotia early Saturday as one of the strongest systems ever to hit the region, knocking out power, toppling trees and forcing residents to flee. …

Update: Hurricane Fiona Roars Toward Atlantic Canada as New Storm Threatens Florida

After lashing Bermuda, Hurricane Fiona is racing north toward Eastern Canada, threatening to become the most powerful storm ever to hit the region. A second system, meanwhile, is developing in the Caribbean and may strike Cuba and Florida early next …

Update: Fiona Becomes Strongest 2022 Atlantic Hurricane, Threatening Bermuda, Canada

Hurricane Fiona has intensified to become this year’s strongest Atlantic storm as it moves north to threaten Bermuda and eastern Canada later this week. Fiona’s top winds remain at 130 miles (209 kilometers) per hour, according to a U.S. National …

Hurricane Fiona Moves North With Up to $4B Economic Damages Estimated Already

Hurricane Fiona strengthened as it moved away from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic where it knocked out power and spawned flash floods and landslides from torrential rains. (Editor’s Note: This article contains was updated on Sep. 19, 5:50 p.m. …

Hurricane Alley Hasn’t Been This Quiet in a Quarter Century

The Atlantic crucible of hurricanes hasn’t had a storm all month and if the calm holds it will stand as the quietest August in 25 years. The expanse of ocean between Africa and the Caribbean Sea has only had two …

Why Are the World’s Rivers, Canals and Reservoirs Turning to Dust?

Rivers across the globe are disappearing. From the U.S. to Italy to China, waters have receded, leaving nothing but barren banks of silt and oozing, muddied sand. Canals are empty. Reservoirs have turned to dust. The world is fully in …

Atlantic Hurricane Season May Get Boost From Lingering La Nina

La Nina will probably stick around for at least several more months, potentially leading to more hurricanes and tropical storms across the Atlantic during the heart of the season. There’s now a 62% chance of cool waters across the equatorial …

Tropical Storm Bonnie Forms Near Nicaragua in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Bonnie formed in the Caribbean east of Nicaragua, a dangerous system that threatens a potential humanitarian crisis but isn’t a major threat to oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico. With winds of 40 miles (64 …