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Warming oceans could mean smaller fish

Fish could be shrinking, too.<p>As climate change continues to heat up the oceans, many species of fish are expected to decrease in size, some by as much as 30 percent, according to a study by scientists in Canada released last summer. Fish can’t grow without oxygen, and it will be difficult for them …

Climate Change

San Diego's driest year ever: This year is in the running

San Diego has been exceptionally dry this year. Storm after storm has avoided or barely brushed the region.<p>Will this go down as the driest year in …

Weather

Since 2016, Half of All Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died

A new study warns it has become a “highly altered, degraded system.”<p>Once upon a time, there was a city so dazzling and kaleidoscopic, so braided and water-rimmed, that it was often compared to a single living body. It clustered around a glimmering emerald spine, which astronauts could glimpse from …

Global Warming

Could see sooner and STRONGER tornado season. Here's why

<b>SPRING SEVERE WEATHER</b> | Averages<p>Jaclyn Whittal<b><br>Meteorologist</b><p>Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 13:03 - Powerful thunderstorms, with tornadoes, are expected this …

Weather

Central Coast waters temp drops

If you’re planning to head to the Central Coast to enjoy the ocean, you may want to bring a thicker wetsuits and here’s why.

Global Warming
Weather

Ocean heat waves and weaker winds will keep Australia warm for a while yet

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology's latest climate outlook, issued today, suggests the above-average warmth of April is likely to extend into May …

Global Warming

Ocean heat waves are becoming more common and lasting longer

The world’s oceans are sweltering. Over the last century, marine heat waves have become more common and are lasting longer. New research suggests the …

Climate Change

The Storms Are Coming

Meteorologist Nathan Cool's book "Surf, Flood, Fire & Mud" breaks down the strongest El Niño on record and our stormy future<p>SURFER’s meteorologist …

Weather

Brace yourself for a busy 2018 hurricane season

The 2018 hurricane season is almost upon us, and an early forecast is predicting it may be as busy as 2017.<p>Colorado State University released its …

Weather

The 2018 hurricane season could be as busy as the 2017 season

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a record drought that featured no major (Category 3-5) hurricane landfalls in the United States, 2017 roared to life, reminding everyone how powerful and destructive these monster storms can be.<p>The drought lasted more than a decade and ended with not one, but three major hurricanes …

Weather

Site of El Niño origin affects carbon cycle response

Carbon dioxide takes longer to rise for El Niños originating in eastern Pacific

Climate Change

Thanks, La Niña! Snowpack coming in right about normal as we reach April 1st peak

It's a day water managers eagerly -- and sometimes anxiously -- await: The snowpack measurement on April 1.<p>Traditionally seen as the rough peak of …

Weather

El Niño and climate cycles have a huge impact on crops worldwide • Earth.com

El Niño and other large-scale weather cycles affect two-thirds of the world’s crops, according to a new study.<p>The research was conducted by …

Climate Change

Weather phenomena such as El Nino affect up to two-thirds of the world's harvests

Air pressure, sea level temperature or other similar factors fluctuate regularly in areas far apart in a way that causes rain and temperature …

Climate Change

Evolution of Darwin’s Finches: Integrating Behavior, Ecology, and Genetics

For many, Drs. Rosemary and Peter Grant, evolutionary biology, Princeton University, are living legends in the field of modern evolutionary biology, …

Biology

Spring storm does little to reverse California dry streak

A spring storm excited Southern California, but experts say it did little to change long-term drought conditions.<p>Parts of Southern California saw enough rain to drown a can of Coke as a system tapping an atmospheric river of moisture struck the region this week. But the hoped-for March miracle of …

Weather
Climate Change

Weird winter weather has scientists looking to the north pole

Temperatures in the Arctic could help drive extreme weather in the United States.<p>Last October, experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a fairly mild winter for the United States. Though they were careful to hedge their bets (“maps show only the most likely outcome,” …

Global Warming

Commentary: Climate change needs better storytelling to address severe threats

SINGAPORE: The story about climate change arguably got its first big public hit more than ten years ago with Al Gore’s documentary about global …

La Niña Ending! What's Next?

<i>Posted:</i> <i>Updated:</i><p>A powerful La Niña winter has produced one of the harshest winters in Montana in recent memory and reminds me of my childhood growing …

Fleet of sailboat drones could monitor climate change’s effect on oceans

Two 7-meter-long sailboats are set to return next month to California, after nearly 8 months tacking across the Pacific Ocean. Puttering along at …

North Pacific climate patterns influence El Nino occurrences

For decades, scientists have observed the phenomena known as El Niño and La Niña. Both significantly impact the global climate and both pose a puzzle …

Climate Change

Volcanologists warn world is unprepared for next major eruption

NEWS<p>A big blast could hobble global trade, communications and financial systems.<p>Alexandra Witze<p>Search for this author in:<p>Pub Med<br>• Nature.com<br>• Google …

North Pacific climate patterns influence El Nino occurrences

Study suggests El Nino predictions could be improved by considering off-equatorial climate patterns.<p>For decades, the world's leading scientists have …

Does winter weather predict summer weather? Not so fast

Dr. Doug Gillham<b><br>Meteorologist, PhD</b><p>Sunday, February 25, 2018, 8:51 AM - I am often asked about the saying that a harsh cold winter means a great …

La Cañada History: El Niño storms pound the city, bringing 18.1 inches of rain to La Cañada Flintridge in just one month

<b>Ten Years Ago</b><p>The Amgen Tour of California sped through La Cañada Flintridge toward the Rose Bowl, drawing residents and visitors from nearby communities to watch the cyclists race around corners and past homes on a rainy Feb. 24, 2008, the final leg, Stage 7, of the eight-day event. The Tour was …

La Niña ending, here comes 'La Nada'

Climate troublemaker La Niña, which is partly responsible for the extreme drought now scorching the southwestern U.S. and California, is expected to …

La Niña likely to fade by spring -U.S. forecaster

(Adds background, details throughout, link to full CPC report)<p>Feb 8 (Reuters) - The current La Niña weather cycle is likely to transition into more …

La Niña isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon

The culprit behind this year’s abnormally warm temperatures and lack of snowfall in Southwest Colorado – a weather pattern known as La Niña – is …