Tag Archives: El Ni

1-in-a-Million Odds Link Global Warming and Record Heat

Mother Nature can't take the blame for this century's string of record-breaking heat waves, a new study finds. Fourteen of the 15 warmest years in recorded history occurred between 2000…

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NASA Sees Massive Winter Storm Moving East

A massive winter storm that is expected to bring snow & ice to the eastern United States in the next 48 hours dwarfs the central part of the country in…

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U.S. agencies say 2015 was hottest on record, shatters records

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Last year’s global average temperature was the hottest ever by the widest margin on record, two U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday, adding to…

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Oil ends 2015 down 35 percent; long, painful hangover seen

By Barani Krishnan & Ahmad Ghaddar NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Thursday yet fell as much as 35 percent for the year after a race to pump…

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Venomous Sea Snake Washes Up on California Beach, Surprising Scientists

A venomous sea snake washed up on a Southern California beach recently, striking fear in the hearts of beachgoers yet eliciting excitement from the scientists who study these marine reptiles….

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U.S. government forecaster maintains outlook for strong El Niño this winter

By Chris Prentice NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said the El Nino weather phenomenon that is underway is expected to remain strong through the…

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El Niño Expected to Strengthen, Bring Wild Weather Across US

El Niño is likely to strengthen by the end of the year, potentially bringing more precipitation than usual to much of the United States. This year's El Niño is among…

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El Niño brings welcome rains to Chile's farmers, ski resorts

By Rosalba O'Brien SANTIAGO (Reuters) – After eight years of drought which left fields parched & ski resorts dry, a burst of wet weather, likely triggered by the El Niño…

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This Summer's Arctic Sea Ice Is 4th Lowest on Record

This year's minimum sea-ice extent in the Arctic was the fourth lowest since satellite observations began, NASA announced yesterday (Sept. 15). The ice cap floating on the ocean in the…

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Snakebites in Costa Rica Rise Along with El Niño Cycles

In Costa Rica, El Niño has a strange side effect: More snakebites. Both the hot & cold phases of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (known as El Niño & La…

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