Lela Nargi is a veteran journalist covering science, sustainability, climate, and agriculture for Readers Digest, Washington Post, Sierra, NPR, The Counter, JSTOR Daily, and many other outlets. She also writes about science for kids. You can follow her on Twitter @LelaNargi.
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Typhoon vs. Hurricane: What’s the Difference?

Which of these terms you use has more to do with where in the world you live than anything else.