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NOAA: Average-sized 'dead zone' likely off Louisiana

Jun. 03, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An average “dead zone” is likely in the Gulf of Mexico, where a large area of water holding too little oxygen to keep marine animals alive forms every summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. A hurricane or...

Forecast: 40% chance Earth to be hotter than Paris goal soon

May. 26, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

There’s a 40% chance that the world will get so hot in the next five years that it will temporarily push past the temperature limit the Paris climate agreement is trying to prevent, meteorologists said. A new World Meteorological Organization forecast for the next...

Hawaii area can expect 2 to 5 storms during hurricane season

May. 19, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The central Pacific basin including Hawaii can expect between two and five tropical depressions, tropical storms or hurricanes this year, federal forecasters said Wednesday. The annual National Weather Service prediction said there is about an 80% chance...

Early wildfire season predicted in drought-stricken Nevada

May. 14, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada fire officials say the worst drought conditions the state has seen in two decades should make for an early start to the wildfire season in the coming weeks. But they have hope that the worst threats will subside when the usual summer monsoon...

Missouri River managers turn attention from flood to drought

Apr. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — With anticipated continued drought, flooding likely won’t be an issue this year in the upper Missouri River basin, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal officials. Despite recent rainfall, the Yankton region remains a...