November 2, 2016

A broad expanse of 80+ degree water dominated the tropical Pacific last winter. This animation shows how these warm surface waters were eroded by waves of cool water that pulsed across the equator throughout spring and summer.

October 20, 2016

Last year's strong El Niño event defied expectations that it would bust California's long-running drought. Will this year's weak La Niña bring its typical warmth and dryness to the U.S. southern tier?

August 12, 2016

After a slow start to the 2016 hurricane season, storms in the eastern North Pacific Ocean were plentiful during July and the beginning of August.

August 2, 2016

A record-smashing hurricane season in the central North Pacific. Water rationing in Puerto Rico. The biggest one-year jump in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. These and more of 2015's extreme events had one thing in common: El Niño.

May 26, 2016

After a severe coral bleaching event struck the Great Barrier Reef, what does a future of climate change mean for the reef?

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