• Cuba December 2, 2019 5:17 pm

    Puerto Rico's Coffee Sector Is at Risk From Another Disaster — Droughts

    Hector Muñoz owns a coffee farm in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, and hurricanes aren’t the only natural disasters he’s worried about. “If a drought comes it could be catastrophic,” he said. He has reason to be concerned. Powerful El Niños are expected over the next decade and they typically bring drought conditions. Adding to the challenge is the possible impact...

  • Weather October 21, 2019 8:45 pm

    Climate Change Making Stronger El Niños, Study Finds

    Climate change is making stronger El Niños, which change weather worldwide and heat up an already warming planet, a new study finds. Scientists examined 33 El Niños — natural warming of equatorial Pacific that triggers weather extremes across the globe — since 1901. They found since the 1970s, El Niños have been forming farther to the west in warmer waters,...

  • NBC February 26, 2017 12:38 pm

    This Warm February Weather Doesn't Guarantee a Hot Summer, Experts Say

    This week’s warmer weather has been picnic-perfect across much of the East Coast, the Midwest and the South. But, experts point out, an unseasonably temperate February does not necessarily lead to an exceptionally smoldering summer. Winter weather is mostly influenced by El Niño and La Niña cycles in the Pacific Ocean that cause movements in the jet stream, whereas high...

  • Colorado February 18, 2016 6:35 am

    Unprecedented El Nino Study Uses Balloons, Aircraft

    “This has never been done with a major El Nino,” said senior NOAA scientist.

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