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  • With global warming, why not all El Niño all the time?

    With global warming, why not all El Niño all the time?
    With the Earth warming to record levels, it might seem like El Niño should be a permanent fixture – and knock down hurricanes every year. The large-scale atmospheric pattern develops as a result of abnormal warming in the eastern Pacific –...
  • 2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA

    2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA
    Despite the “polar vortex” that made news across much of the United States in 2014, last year was the warmest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, according to two reports released Friday. The globe's average temperature of about...
  • NOAA: Hurricane season was 'relatively quiet'

    NOAA: Hurricane season was 'relatively quiet'
    Another uneventful season in the books. "Relatively quiet," is how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration described it in a postmortem, adding, "as was predicted." For Florida, that means the season won't be remembered at all, other...
  • Irvine water reserve in better shape than most, official tells council

    The Irvine City Council received a positive report Tuesday on drought preparedness as the state endures a continuing dry spell approaching historic proportions. California is deep into its third year of drought conditions, according to the National...
  • 2014 Atlantic hurricane season started with a sizzle, ends with a fizzle

    2014 Atlantic hurricane season started with a sizzle, ends with a fizzle
    Just as forecasters predicted, the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which ends Sunday, was a bit of a yawn. Hampton Roads, in particular, was spared the high winds, flooding and property damage that hurricanes can inflict — despite an unusually...
  • 2014 was warmest year on record, scientists say

    2014 was warmest year on record, scientists say
    For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of...
  • How hot was it? 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show

    How hot was it? 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show
    The average surface temperature on Earth was higher in 2014 than at any time since scientists began taking detailed measurements 135 years ago. The 1.4-degree Fahrenheit rise since 1880 confirms long-term warming patterns and renewed alarm about changes...
  • Snow doesn't always fall from the sky

    Snow doesn't always fall from the sky
    Did you know that it snows – frequently – not all that far from South Florida? But it’s not the usual white flakes that fall from the sky. We’re talking about ocean snow, or the dead and decaying plants and animals that drift...
  • From the Boathouse: Whale watchers, report your sightings

    Ahoy! The beautiful weather is here, and I know all good boaters have made their New Year's resolutions. What kind of resolutions do boaters make? And do the resolutions last at least until spring thaw? Luckily Southern California's coastline doesn'...
  • Supercomputers to perform quadrillions of operations per second

    Supercomputers to perform quadrillions of operations per second
    Remember Hal, the naughty computer in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey? Well, two government supercomputers are about to become scary too – scary powerful, that is. By this October, the supercomputers operated by the National Oceanic and...
  • Frigid weather grips much of U.S. as report shows warmer-than-usual 2014

    As much of the United States, particularly in the East and the Great Lakes region, suffered through nasty winter weather Thursday, the latest meteorological data show that 2014, at least, ranked high on the warm record charts.  The weather caused deadly...