The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is so intense, it just ran out of storm names – and then two more storms formed

It's only happened twice since naming started in 1950, and there's an unusual twist to where many of the storms are forming this year.

Kimberly Wood, Assistant Professor of Meteorology, Mississippi State University • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change hurricanes storms el-nino meteorology natural-disasters oceans atlantic-ocean la-nina tropical-cyclones enso

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is so intense, it just ran out of storm names

In an unusual twist, many of those storms have been forming closer to the US coast.

Kimberly Wood, Assistant Professor of Meteorology, Mississippi State University • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change hurricanes storms el-nino meteorology natural-disasters oceans atlantic-ocean la-nina tropical-cyclones enso

Dung beetles help rainforests regrow – but extreme drought and wildfires in the Amazon are killing them off

A new study finds 70% of Amazonian dung beetles were killed by the severe fire and droughts of 2015 to 2016. By spreading seeds and poop, dung beetles fertilize forests and aid regrowth of vegetation.

Joice Ferreira, Researcher in Ecology, Federal University of Pará • conversation
March 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  climate-change  brazil  rainforests  drought  deforestation  el-nino  amazon-forest  dung-beetles  reforestation  tropical-deforestation  amazon-fires

Corals show intense El Niño swings during Industrial Age

Stronger El Niño events are part of a strange climate pattern that appears unique to the Industrial Age, according to coral records spanning millennia.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech • futurity
Nov. 26, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change el-nino temperature weather pacific-ocean earth-and-environment corals la-nina

Big rise in atmospheric CO2 expected in 2019

The Met Office says that the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere in 2019 will rise at near record pace.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Jan. 25, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change el-nino paris-climate-agreement

Strong chance of a new El Niño forming by early 2019

The World Meteorological Organization says there's a 75-80% chance of the weather phenomenon forming by next February.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Nov. 27, 2018 ~2 min

Tags: el-nino

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