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Scientists Shocked (And Thankful) These Cyclones Missed Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 11.25.2015 | Science

Hawaii is a small target in the massive Pacific Ocean, but scientists are nevertheless impressed that the islands escaped a record-breaking cycl...

'Green News Report' - November 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House Republicans double-down in their ongoing war against climate scie...

El Niño + Climate Change = Godzilla?

Hunter Cutting | Posted 11.17.2015 | Green
Hunter Cutting

Predicting exactly what this El Niño will do to extreme weather in the United States is challenging. We are now in uncharted territory.

Holiday Epidemics: The El Niño Warning

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 11.10.2015 | Science
Dr. William Karesh

At least every seven years or so, and predictable many months in advance, our planet pushes the reset button on our oceans and atmosphere. The big event begins in the South China Sea and quickly spreads to encircle our planet. Few living things are spared its influence.

Climate Change in the Eyes of El Nino?

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

This year's El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico's record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started.

Looming El Niño Exposes California's Water Vulnerabilities

Steve Westly | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Steve Westly

Californians have been praying for rain for four years. Now experts say we may face the strongest series of rainstorms on record.

Watch Chile's Atacama Desert Bloom With Color In Rare Event

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

Heavy rains earlier this year have transformed one of the driest places on earth, Chile's Atacama Desert, into a stunning, colorful flower carpet.&nbs...

The Impending Crisis in Ethiopia: A Costly Delay

Courtenay Cabot Venton | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Courtenay Cabot Venton

Ethiopia is yet again facing a humanitarian crisis that looks set to devastate much of the country's population. Despite impressive growth figures over the last decade, 20 million Ethiopians are still under the poverty line. El Nino related weather is causing drought, destroying any chance of sustained poverty reduction.

El Niño Brings Extremely Venomous Sea Snakes To California

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.20.2015 | Science

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Southern California Finds Itself Waist-Deep In Mud After Thunderstorms

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.17.2015 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A section of Southern California found itself waist-deep in mud as the weekend arrived, and a highway overtaken with by flow...

Don't Get Too Excited About That Giant El Nino

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.16.2015 | Science

Excitement has been building for the massive El Niño heading toward the drought-stricken western U.S., but scientists say the hype is pre...

BBC Report: Will El Nino End California's Water Saving?

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 10.15.2015 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

With dramatic El Nino conditions building in the Pacific and predictions of an unprecedented deluge of rain hitting drought-starved California this winter, will the "save water" mantra evaporate as the first raindrops fall?

Climate Change in California Passes a Tipping Point

Hunter Cutting | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Hunter Cutting

Looking forward to El Niño, California may find soon itself at the other extreme, with global warming fueling the swing from drought to torrent. When storms do break through to California, they are now loaded with additional rainfall due to global warming, dramatically increasing the risk of flooding.

Have We Boomed the Ocean?

David Helvarg | Posted 09.25.2015 | Green
David Helvarg

Overfishing and other environmental disasters have cut the population of the ocean's most evolved creatures (those with spines) nearly in half, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.

El Niño Can Do Some Serious Trash Talking

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

"The water is soooo warm!" That sentence keeps popping out of Angelenos' mouths. It's practically impossible to stick a toe into the California Pacific Ocean without making some sort of immediate involuntary exclamation regarding the water temperature.

Two Droughts and the Cost of 1 Degree of Global Warming

Aaron Packard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Green
Aaron Packard

As our emerging experiences of living with 1 degree of warming demonstrate, finding new sources of relief and support for resilience building is critical.

Cuba Suffers Through The Worst Drought Of ‘The Last Century’

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.26.2015 | World

With the year-long drought in Cuba forecast to worsen in the coming months, some residents are harboring what may seem like an unusual hope. “I...

5 Steps Toward a Brighter Water Future for California

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

While Californians hope for rain, it remains crucial for the state to improve its long-term water management. Here are some steps to take right now.

Parts of Drought-Stricken California Are Sinking

XPRIZE | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green

As the state thirstily sucks groundwater from underground aquifers, especially to keep its massive agriculture industry operational, the people up above are feeling the ramifications and are beginning to crack -- literally -- under the pressure.

Week to Week News Quiz for 8/14/15

John Zipperer | Posted 08.14.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Not only is Donald Trump taking over the GOP primary campaign, he's taking over our latest Week to Week news quiz. See how much you know about the wee...

Federal Experts: Current El Niño Could Be Historically Strong

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 08.13.2015 | Green

Federal meteorologists say the current El Niño is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the mo...

The Unfolding Crisis in Kiribati and the Urgency of Response

Aaron Packard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Aaron Packard

At the end of February the scenes in the South Pacific atoll island nation of Kiribati were dramatic and frightening. Waves crashed across the lagoon side of South Tarawa, the capital of Kiribati, swamping everything in their path.

El Nino Finally Arrives, But Don't Expect Much

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A long anticipated El Nino has finally arrived. But for drought-struck California, it's too little, too late, meteorologists say. ...

It's Official: California Just Entered 4th Year Of Severe Drought

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green

In California, the start of October brings an anniversary with little cause for celebration. The state ended its third driest year on record and en...

El Nino Expected, But May Not Bring Rain To Parched California

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 4 (Reuters) - The Pacific Ocean phenomenon called El Nino, which can lead to storms in th...