May 8, 2021

Warming oceans are pushing poisonous sea snakes towards the United States

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By Mike Wehner From BGR Taking a trip to a beach in Southern California is supposed to be a relaxing, leisurely experience. For some beachgoers earlier this week it was anything but, as a venomous sea snake was discovered on the sand, soaking up the sun like a tourist who had outstayed his welcome. The […]

Monster’ El Niño subsides, La Niña hitting soon

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By Baher Kamal From Inter Press Service   ROME, Jul 18 2016 (IPS) – As if human-made armed conflicts, wickedness, rights abuse, gender violence, cruel inequality and climate catastrophes were not enough, now the saying “God Always Forgives, Men Sometimes, Nature Never” appear to be more true than ever. See what happens. Now that the 2015-2016 […]

Hurricane predictions rest on ‘cold water blob’, El Nino’s end

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By Nancy Smith From Sunshine State News In case this one got by you, the first hurricane of 2016, which wasn’t due until after June 1, came and went in January. And some meteorologists predict it is an indication that we can expect a more-active-than-normal hurricane season this year. Hurricane Alex, with maximum sustained winds […]

Toxic algae blooms – the worst from the strongest El Nino ever?

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By Dr Bill McGraw From Caribbean News Now Aquaculture and Environmental Scientist [email protected] www.newaquatechpanama.com BOQUETE, Panama — Losses due to toxic algal blooms are reported to be in excess of $82 million to all associated marine industries, not to mention associated illness in humans due to airborne toxins and the consumption of toxic shellfish that […]

Danny and the drought: How El Niño left the Caribbean parched

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By Tim Padgett From WLRN Miami Remember Hurricane Danny roaring out in the Atlantic last week with 115-mile-an-hour gusts? When it reached Puerto Rico this morning it was wheezing. That’s a big relief for the Caribbean islands – but it also reflects a big problem out there. The same abnormal climate conditions that helped deflate […]