On the heels of 2016's devastating mass bleaching event at Australia's Great Barrier Reef, tourists and park managers are reporting thermal stress and mass bleaching again in early 2017.
The area of the Arctic Ocean experiencing acidification due to excess carbon dioxide is growing rapidly. Communities dependent on shellfish and other marine resources could be at risk.
Following years of exceptional drought, California's southeastern deserts were awash in a superbloom of short-lived but spectacular wildflowers in March 2017.
Now that the 2016-2017 winter is over with, it's time to look back and see what happened. Did our winter outlook do well?
Hot and dry conditions across the Southern Plains proved perfect for the spread of large wildfires across the prairie in March.
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