The AMS Board on Societal Impacts focuses on the principle of science in the service of society by considering weather and climate effects on lives, health and well-being, property, and the economy for all people, animals, plants, and the earth.
Current Societal Impacts Headlines
Hurricane Alex slams northeast Mexico
The first Atlantic hurricane of the year came ashore in Mexico near the Texas border late Wednesday, flooding roads, spawning tornadoes forcing several thousand to flee.
Alex spreads tar balls, oily water along Gulf
Seven-foot waves and 25 mph winds generated by Hurricane Alex, along with high tides, pushed more oil from the massive spill onto Gulf Coast beaches Wednesday.
chasers seek thrill of hunt
The vans are a jet-flash of white paint as they streak down the turnpike, gunning it to 90 mph.
Romania requests flood aid as death toll hits 22
The death toll from a week of severe flooding in Romania rose to 22, authorities said on Wednesday, as they announced they were requesting aid from the European Union's Solidarity Fund to help repair damaged roads, crops and houses.