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Hurricane Beryl Isn’t a Freak Storm—It’s the Exact Nightmare Meteorologists PredictedHurricane-Beryl-AP24183802321624.jpg

Hurricane Beryl Isn’t a Freak Storm—It’s the Exact Nightmare Meteorologists Predicted

Hot water provides the energy hurricanes need to grow and thrive. Gusty winds evaporate a tiny bit of water off the sea’s surface. This warm water vapor rises into the clouds and releases its heat, which powers the thunderstorms that drive a hurricane’s intensity. The Atlantic Ocean has been running a fever for the past […]

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Extreme Hail Storms Are Wrecking Solar Farms—but Defending Them May Be Easier Than It SeemsNREL-solar-hail-damage.jpg

Extreme Hail Storms Are Wrecking Solar Farms—but Defending Them May Be Easier Than It Seems

This story originally appeared on Inside Climate News and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When a baseball-sized hailstone slams into a solar panel at more than 90 mph, the result is not pretty. We saw this in March, when a hailstorm decimated parts of the 350-MW Fighting Jays solar project in southeast Texas.

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