Friday, July 28, 2017

El Nino

The GOES East satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and taken Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at 9:15 a.m. EDT, shows Hurricane Matthew about 220 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

The 2017 hurricane season is expected to be a below average year, forecasters from Colorado State University announced Thursday. The Tropical Meteorology Project releases its early projections of what they expect the tropics to look like every April, and the ...
In this Sept. 6, 2016 file photo, a youth takes a drink on a hill overlooking the city after a long hot day in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Even without an El Nino warming the world’s waters, Earth in February sizzled to its second hottest temperature on record, behind only last year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculated that February 2017 ...
A mother holds her daughter as they are pulled across flood waters in a zip line harness in Lima, Peru, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

BY FRANKLIN BRICENO LIMA, Peru (AP) — The number of people killed in Peru following intense rains and mudslides wreaking havoc around the Andean nation climbed to 67 Friday, with thousands more displaced from destroyed homes and others waiting on ...
This natural-color image mosaic, provided by NASA, taken in Aug. 2015, based on data collected during two orbital passes of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) shows typhoons in the western North Pacific. (NASA via AP)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A new scientific report finds man-made climate change played some role in two dozen extreme weather events last year but not in a few other weird weather instances around the world. An annual report ...
In this June 8, 2016, file photo, children cool off under water fountains on a sunny day, in Pamplona northern Spain.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s persistent record 2016 heat is now dancing near levels that a world agreement is trying to avoid, federal scientists said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that globally, June was the ...
Oahu’s Hanauma Bay on Wednesday, May 6, 2016 near Honolulu. M

BY CALEB JONES HONOLULU (AP) — After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world’s oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs that were teeming with life are now stark white ghost towns disintegrating ...
In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Chris Lene sweeps water out of one of the businesses in the building he owns that was flooded by rainwater in Sacramento, California.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s monstrous El Nino, nicknamed Godzilla by NASA, is dead. It heated up the globe, but didn’t quite end California’s four-year drought. In its monthly update Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...
Mark Generales, water resources advisory commission member to the board of the South Florida Water Management District.

Sometimes when something has been broken for so long—say over 100 years—you might wonder why nothing has been done to fix it. But when it comes to Lake Okeechobee, experts say the solution isn’t that easy. “A lot of the ...
In this April 30, 2016 file photo, people collect water for non-drinking use as the same is pumped out from a construction site at a slum area in Mumbai, Maharashtra state, India.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s heat is stuck on high. Thanks to a combination of global warming and an El Nino, the planet shattered monthly heat records for an unprecedented 12th straight month, as April smashed the old ...
Office workers arrive to work in the pouring rain in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — In the midst of an epic El Nino, federal meteorologists say its flip side, La Nina, is around the corner. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center on Thursday reported that the ...
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