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“The Blob” Disrupts What We Think We Know About Climate Change, Oceans Scientist Says

“The Blob” Disrupts What We Think We Know About Climate Change, Oceans Scientist Says
Deep in the northeast Pacific Ocean, The Blob is acting strangely. When the abnormally warm patch of water first appeared in 2013, fascinated scientists watched disrupted weather patterns, from drought in California to almost snowless winters in Alaska and record cold winters in the northeast. The anomalously warm water, with temperatures three degrees Centigrade above normal, was nicknamed The Blob by U.S climatologist Nick Bond. It stretched over one million square kilometres of the Gulf of Alaska — more than the surface area of B.C. and Alberta combined — stretching down 100-metres into the ocean.
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Hawaii's Converging Hurricanes Product of Random Weather, Sheer Bad Luck

Hawaii's Converging Hurricanes Product of Random Weather, Sheer Bad Luck
All sorts of weather factors came together for Hawaii's twin hurricane threat: stuck currents, an oddball brewing El Nino, slightly warmer water but mostly just bad luck.
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Drought Is Here to Stay: CA Enviros Propose $6B Water Conservation Plan

Drought Is Here to Stay: CA Enviros Propose $6B Water Conservation Plan
For better or worse, Jerry Brown's water bond from yesterday is still the leading candidate to replace what is tentatively scheduled to be on the ballot as Prop 43. But a coalition, mainly culled from the environmental community, has another plan.
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