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- April 28, 2016
Every summer, Greenland's ice sheet melts when temperatures warm up. This year, however, saw the start of the ice melt season begin in April, much earlier than normal.
- April 20, 2016
Drought has gripped many islands across the Pacific thanks to El Niño and a lack of rainfall.
- April 11, 2016
Currently, the risk of regional-scale tornado outbreaks is predictable only about 7 days in advance. But NOAA scientists report that sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific may provide a month or more of advance warning of an elevated risk for tornado outbreaks.
- Monday, March 28, 2016
An ocean heat wave slammed the lobster industry in the Gulf of Maine in 2012. Scientists and lobstermen studying the incident found a surprise: just not fishing during the heatwave would have been better for the lobstermen's bottom line.
- March 22, 2016
A fire hose of moisture pointed directly at the Gulf Coast led to up to two feet of rain in Louisiana in less than a week.
- March 4, 2016
Huge waves can mean only one thing in Hawai'i: surf's up. Should surfers thank El Niño?
- February 23, 2016
Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston was one of the strongest storms to make landfall anywhere on Earth since modern records began in the 1970s.
- February 17, 2016
The dismal rainy season in southern Africa has destroyed crops, killed livestock, and even led to blackouts. El Niño probably had something to do with it.
- February 9, 2016
The Atlantic hurricane season officially starting in June did not stop Hurricane Alex from forming in January.
- February 3, 2016
Rains arrived in California during January 2016, but the drought remains.