Meteorology

Hypothesis Confirmed: Sea Lion Mass Deaths Caused by Malnutrition
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The warm water Blob hurt a generation of sea lions.

Political Suppression of Science: Lessons from Canada
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Canadian scientists are lending support to worried American peers. 

Diving into El Niño’s Past
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A 7,000-year temperature record pulled from ancient coral suggests El Niño is getting worse. 

Greenland Ice Melt Could Push Atlantic Circulation to Collapse
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New research gives a glimpse of the potential long-term consequences of anthropogenic warming.

Scientists Confirm: “the Blob” Really Messed Up the Northeast Pacific
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The Pacific warm water “Blob” contributed to a record toxic algae bloom.

During Sandy, Wetlands Averted US $625-Million in Damages
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A new analysis confirms the protective role played by wetlands.

For the Melting Arctic, Fuzzy Forecasts Are the Best We Can Do
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People keep claiming to know when the Arctic will become ice-free. They don’t.

The Seed for Disease Is Blowing in the Wind
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Saharan dust plumes link ecosystems across the globe, but these connections can be deadly.

Spanish Empire Shipwrecks Offer New Data in the Quest to Understand Hurricanes
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Caribbean Sea shipwrecks offer a high-resolution record of historical hurricane activity, which could be used to tune climate models. 

Doing Science with Stories
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The experiences of people who live close with the land offer a potentially valuable complement to traditional climate change data.  

Krill Seekers
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How a tiny crustacean reinvigorated Antarctic research.

Et Tu, Ocean?
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The role of the sea in melting the Arctic.

The Unique Language of Newfoundland
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Isolated in the North Atlantic, the people of Newfoundland and Labrador developed a subtle and beautiful lexicon to describe their...

Storm Coast
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The inner workings of coastal storms—a phenomenon both terrifying and mesmerizing—that batter western Canada.

How Hurricane Katrina Saved Cameron Parish
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Not a month after Katrina, an even stronger hurricane slammed into Louisiana. Almost no one died.

New Orleans Is Katrina-Ready—Is it Also Ready for the Future?
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Climate change, rising sea levels, and strengthening storms mean the new levees, pumps, and barriers might not be enough.

Climate Change, Two Ways
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A trip from Arizona to Alaska reveals that the two states have more in common than they should.

Scientists Want to Know: Are Musicians Playing to the Weather?
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Meteorologists are on the hunt for weather patterns—in pop music.

Book Review: Rain
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Since the first water fell and began to cool a fiery planet, rain has shaped our world. Writer Cynthia Barnett explores our relationship with rain...