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A girl sleeps under a bridge following the passage of Hurricane Iota in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on November 21, 2020. Orlando Sierra / AFP / Getty Images

Nory Yamileth Hernández lost nearly everything when Hurricanes Eta and Iota flooded her home in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

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A woman makes her way along Calle Arenal during an unusually heavy snowfall on January 9, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

By Hannah Fuchs

Let's not waste time. You will need: warm clothes, plenty of firewood and enough supplies (flour, yeast, toilet paper — the usual) to not have to leave the house for the next week or two.

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Madeleine_Steinbach / iStock / Getty Images

Krill oil has gained a lot of popularity recently as a superior alternative to fish oil. Basically, the claim goes, anything fish oil can do, krill oil does better. Read on to learn what makes krill oil supplements better than fish oil supplements, why you should consider these vitamin supplements, and which brands we recommend.

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Fallen branches following the landfall of Tropical Cyclone Ana in Suva, Fiji, Jan. 31, 2021. Xinhua / Zhang Yongxing via Getty Images

A 49-year-old man drowned and five are missing after Cyclone Ana struck Fiji, the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) said Monday.

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Tropical Storm Ana on May 21, 2021. NOAA / CIRA

For the seventh year in a row, a named storm formed before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season.

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NOAA's Climate Prediction Center says there's a 60 percent chance that the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will be above-normal.

National Weather Service / YouTube

The 2021 hurricane season will be more active than the normal post-1990 year, NOAA meteorologists said Thursday, as climate change continues to stretch the federal government's ability to respond to disasters as well as what can be considered usual, typical, or routine.

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NOAA analysts found that Cape Hatteras, North Carolina has a 16% chance of a direct hit by a hurricane in any given year. A military helicopter flies over the damage path of Hurricane Isabel on Sept. 18, 2003. James P. Reed / Corbis via Getty Images

By Athena Masson

Every coastline in the North Atlantic is vulnerable to tropical storms, but some areas are more susceptible to hurricane destruction than others.

To understand why as the region heads into what's forecast to be another busy hurricane season, let's look more closely at how tropical storms form and what turns them into destructive monsters.

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A deadly tornado touched down near the city of Fultondale, Alabama on Jan. 25, 2021. Justin1569 / Wikipedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

A tornado tore through a city north of Birmingham, Alabama, Monday night, killing one person and injuring at least 30.

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Hurricane Iota is the latest category 5 storm ever recorded in the Atlantic, with the aftermath seen here in Cortes, Honduras on November 19, 2020. Orlando SIERRA / AFP / Getty Images

By Jeff Masters, PhD and Dana Nuccitelli

Calendar year 2020 was an extreme and abnormal year, in so many ways. The global coronavirus pandemic altered people's lives around the world, as did extreme weather and climate events. Let's review the year's top 10 such events.

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NOAA GOES Image Viewer on Jan. 28, 2021

Exceptionally heavy rain caused debris flows and flash flooding that damaged as many as two dozen homes and buildings in California's Salinas Valley on Wednesday.

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A local activist extinguishes a peat fire in a Suzunsky forest south of the Siberian city of Novosibirsk on Sept. 11, 2020. 'Zombie' fires in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions are becoming more common as global temperatures rise. ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP via Getty Images
As if drought, flooding, extreme hurricanes, and deadly heat waves weren't enough, climate change could make "zombie" forest fires more common, scientists say.
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A person surveys the aftermath of Hurricane Sally on September 16, 2020 in Pensacola, Florida. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

A record-smashing 22 weather disasters inflicted at least $1billion of damage on the U.S. in 2020, according to NOAA, as the toll of human-caused climate change mounts in real time.

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The Bobcat Fire is seen burning the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, California, on September 17, 2020. Kyle Grillot / AFP / Getty Images

Fire weather is coming early to California this year.

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EcoWatch is a community of experts publishing quality, science-based content on environmental issues, causes, and solutions for a healthier planet and life.
A girl sleeps under a bridge following the passage of Hurricane Iota in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on November 21, 2020. Orlando Sierra / AFP / Getty Images

Nory Yamileth Hernández lost nearly everything when Hurricanes Eta and Iota flooded her home in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Read More Show Less
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
A woman makes her way along Calle Arenal during an unusually heavy snowfall on January 9, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

By Hannah Fuchs

Let's not waste time. You will need: warm clothes, plenty of firewood and enough supplies (flour, yeast, toilet paper — the usual) to not have to leave the house for the next week or two.

Read More Show Less
Madeleine_Steinbach / iStock / Getty Images

Krill oil has gained a lot of popularity recently as a superior alternative to fish oil. Basically, the claim goes, anything fish oil can do, krill oil does better. Read on to learn what makes krill oil supplements better than fish oil supplements, why you should consider these vitamin supplements, and which brands we recommend.

Read More Show Less
Fallen branches following the landfall of Tropical Cyclone Ana in Suva, Fiji, Jan. 31, 2021. Xinhua / Zhang Yongxing via Getty Images

A 49-year-old man drowned and five are missing after Cyclone Ana struck Fiji, the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) said Monday.

Read More Show Less
Trending

Tropical Storm Ana on May 21, 2021. NOAA / CIRA

For the seventh year in a row, a named storm formed before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Read More Show Less

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center says there's a 60 percent chance that the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will be above-normal.

National Weather Service / YouTube

The 2021 hurricane season will be more active than the normal post-1990 year, NOAA meteorologists said Thursday, as climate change continues to stretch the federal government's ability to respond to disasters as well as what can be considered usual, typical, or routine.

Read More Show Less
NOAA analysts found that Cape Hatteras, North Carolina has a 16% chance of a direct hit by a hurricane in any given year. A military helicopter flies over the damage path of Hurricane Isabel on Sept. 18, 2003. James P. Reed / Corbis via Getty Images

By Athena Masson

Every coastline in the North Atlantic is vulnerable to tropical storms, but some areas are more susceptible to hurricane destruction than others.

To understand why as the region heads into what's forecast to be another busy hurricane season, let's look more closely at how tropical storms form and what turns them into destructive monsters.

Read More Show Less
A deadly tornado touched down near the city of Fultondale, Alabama on Jan. 25, 2021. Justin1569 / Wikipedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

A tornado tore through a city north of Birmingham, Alabama, Monday night, killing one person and injuring at least 30.

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