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The News That Wasn't: What You Missed in 2016

Izumi Nakamitsu | Posted 12.27.2016 | Home
Izumi Nakamitsu

As we inch towards the end of 2016, we'll see the usual lists of news highlights from the year, including the crises that captured our attention. Here...

The Results Of Earth's 'Annual Physical' Are A Scary Dose Of Deja Vu

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.05.2016 | Green

A devastating dose of long-term climate change combined with a strong El Niño in 2015 seemingly left every major climate record on the books shattere...

Development the Key to El Niño Resilience

Izumi Nakamitsu | Posted 07.19.2016 | Home
Izumi Nakamitsu

Even when it is over, that dramatic weather phenomenon we call El Niño is never quite over. Its impacts, so often devastating to millions, can be fel...

Climate Change This Week: Climate Emergency, Pope Francis Inspires Divestment, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unique biodiversity, like this furry Javanese beetle, is ...

Zimbabwe Is Selling Its Wildlife To Combat Crippling Drought

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home

Faced with a massive regional drought, Zimbabwe is putting some of its excess wild animals up for sale. The country's Parks and Wildlife Management Au...

Photos Show Indians Scrambling For Resources Amid Deadly Drought And Heat Wave

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.27.2016 | Home

Millions of people in India are sweltering amid a scorching early season heatwave and a brutal drought. India is experiencing severe water shortages a...

The El Niño Didn't Show and We're Planning to Sue

Inga | Posted 04.25.2016 | Comedy

Despite all the hype, the El Niño of the Century (OK, it's still fairly early in the century) was a total bust here in San Diego. In spite of predict...

93 Percent Of The Great Barrier Reef Is Practically Dead

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green

The Great Barrier Reef -- the largest living structure on Earth -- is dying as a result of El Nino and climate change. This week, scientists from the ...

Go Home, Sprinter!

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Lisa R. Petty

I can remember sitting on the patio of a restaurant in Cape Coral, Florida, saying goodbye to local friends and colleagues before my husband, son, and...

Getting the Research Response to Hunger Right: Is It Our Last Shot?

Frank Rijsberman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Frank Rijsberman

We know that agri-food science can play a major role in combatting some of the world's most pressing development challenges, from drought, to floods, to rapid population growth and urbanization.

Climate Change This Week: Frying February, Minimizing Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.21.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Go, So Do These and many other baby animals. Source fluffyfeet at pi...

Climate Change This Week: A Really Hot 2016 Start, a Really Cool Battery, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.16.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When The Forest Goes, So Does This Beauty, a beautiful tropical forest hummingbir...

Staying Warm This Winter, a Short, Funny Video

Joylette Portlock | Posted 03.09.2017 | Green
Joylette Portlock

It's no secret that this winter's been warmer than normal. Most of us are taking advantage of it; planning outings and running outside, coatless, when we're used to being trapped inside by an angry Old Man Winter.

Extreme El Niño Events May Help Spread Diseases

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.03.2016 | Science

Dangerous diseases could possibly be riding the ocean currents from country to country thanks to El Niño, and some scientists think it may be happeni...

California Water Mandate Extended Through October -- A Longterm Silver Lining

Robb Barnitt | Posted 03.01.2017 | Green
Robb Barnitt

Those in the water community have warned of depleting reservoirs, snowpack and groundwater for years, but it was Governor Brown's 2015 Emergency Conservation Mandate that brought the concern front and center.

1 Million Kids In Africa Need Help Amid El Niño Drought

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Jessica Prois | Posted 01.15.2017 | Impact

BARCELONA, Feb 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 1 million children need treatment for severe malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa due t...

El Niño Is Posing a Global Humanitarian Threat

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 02.16.2017 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

On a global scale, extreme drought conditions and acute water shortages have affected more than 60 million people, including an estimated 4.2 million people in Central America, 30 million people in East and Southern Africa and 4.7 million people in the South West Pacific region.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 02.09.2017 | Education
Sally Swanson

Oh, to have the genius of Picasso! What defines me to others? Where else do I want to go? What do I really need (as I reach for the same well-loved i...

For California, Months Of Wet Weather To Come

Water Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

The latest three-month forecast for California contains both good news and bad. While the weather is expected to be wetter than usual, it will also be...

Where the Hell is The Mega El Nino California Was Promised?

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 01.28.2017 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Catching storm water before it drains into the ocean is a no-brainer. Especially when an El Nino can bring TWICE California's annual rainfall in a matter of months - a huge boon for a thirsty future.

Stunning Drone Footage Captures Cliff Collapsing Under Apartments

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.26.2016 | Science

California apartments with commanding views of the Pacific are now in danger of collapsing into the ocean. Erosion blamed on El Niño rains is tearin...

For Millions Of People El Niño Brings Drought Instead Of Rain

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 01.20.2016 | Home

The dry weather in sub-Saharan Africa is drastically reducing harvests and raising staple-crop prices....

Top 10 Climate Records Smashed in 2015

Dominique Browning | Posted 01.15.2017 | Green
Dominique Browning

Everyone's talking about the weirder -- and more dangerous -- weather. Here are 10 things you should know about weather, climate and El Niño during a record-breaking 2015.

El Nino: Is Your Home Prepared?

Laura McHolm | Posted 01.14.2017 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

With the recent uptick in severe weather, it is critical to have a roof that is constructed to withstand wind-driven rain, snow, and ice and a yard that properly drains water to prevent flooding and landslides.

Heart Lessons From California's Epic Drought

Mary Novaria | Posted 01.12.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Novaria

Grass has begun to grow in Los Angeles after just two days of steady rain. At the top of our street, tender, green shoots have sprung up on a brown, d...