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A Preview of What El Niño Could Bring

A Preview of What El Niño Could Bring The storm that slammed into the high desert and mountains of Southern California last fall was one for the record books. Intense rain sent massive mudflows onto highways, picking up cars and pushing them into one another. Hundreds of vehicles were trapped in mud up to 20 feet deep; in some cases, motorists were stranded overnight. In one spot in the Antelope Valley, the storm dumped 1.81 inches of rain in 30 minutes on Thursday, in what the National Weather Service described as a 1,000-year...

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Sea Level Will Swamp Miami and Other Coastal Cities

Sea Level Will Swamp Miami and Other Coastal Cities Say goodbye to Miami and New Orleans. No matter what we do to curb global warming, these and other beloved U.S. cities will sink below rising seas, according to a study Monday. But making extreme carbon cuts and moving to renewable energy could save millions of people living in iconic coastal areas of the United States, said the findings in the Oct. 12 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed journal. Scientists have already established that if we do...

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Climate change to collapse ocean’s food chain

University of Adelaide ecologists say that expected ocean acidification and climate change is raising the risk of producing a reduction in diversity and numbers of different species – Adelaide, Australia – The University of Adelaide team of marine ecologists say that the expected ocean acidification and warming is likely to produce a reduction in diversity and numbers of various key species that underpin marine ecosystems around the world. Associate Professor Nagelkerken and...

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