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  • NOAA: El Nino is 'too little, too late' for California drought

    NOAA: El Nino is 'too little, too late' for California drought
    El Niño is here, but don't expect the Pacific Ocean circulation phenomenon to do much for the drought afflicting California and the western U.S., forecasters said Thursday. "Unfortunately, this El Niño is likely too little, too late and too weak to...
  • El Niño confirmed, may reduce hurricane threat

    El Niño confirmed, may reduce hurricane threat
    The climate phenomenon called El Niño has arrived for the first time in five years, and with it could come a decrease in the upcoming season's risk of hurricanes. El Niño is a rise in the temperature of the central Pacific Ocean, a phenomenon with global...
  • Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change

    Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change
    In Part 3 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), we turn to climate change, which is surely the most politically contentious topic under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice...
  • Hampton Roads is a hot spot for ocean acidification

    Hampton Roads is a hot spot for ocean acidification
    Carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels isn't just altering the atmosphere -- it's also souring the seas, scientists say. And as the world's oceans turn more acidic, marine creatures such as oysters, clams, crabs and corals find it harder to grow...
  • Satellite to monitor climate change

    Satellite to monitor climate change
    The Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR for short, has an important task: Calculate how much energy is being trapped in the Earth's atmosphere by greenhouse gases. That, in turn, will provide a pretty clear picture the climate change situation -...
  • Past, future effects of oil argued in BP penalty trial

    Past, future effects of oil argued in BP penalty trial
    Environmental researchers and BP attorneys sparred Wednesday over the potential effects of the 2010 Gulf oil spill in a trial aimed at determining whether the oil giant should be made to pay some $13.7 billion in Clean Water Act penalties. A...
  • Skeptic disputes warmest year reports

    Skeptic disputes warmest year reports
    Many people still don't buy into global warming, despite mounting scientific evidence that it's for real. Among the loudest skeptics is Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot, who proclaims the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is “...
  • Illinois needs a clean energy future

    Illinois’ families are already feeling the effects of unchecked global warming. Extreme winter weather is just one example, and scientists warn that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe without bold action to cut carbon...
  • Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

    Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller
    A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday....
  • Sea lions wash ashore: 3rd straight year of record strandings

    Sea lions wash ashore: 3rd straight year of record strandings
    This year is shaping up to be a brutal one for the California sea lion -- the third straight year for record numbers of sea lion strandings in the state. Sick, abandoned pups have shown up in alarming numbers on beaches in January. "Their growth is...
  • Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear

    For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades. They say the orca known as Lolita belongs to a small...