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El Nino threatens to return, hit global food production

The El Nino weather pattern that can trigger drought in some parts of the world while causing flooding in others is increasingly likely to return this year, hitting production of key foods such as ri...

Study: El Niños are growing stronger

Pasadena - A relatively new type of El Niño, with its warmest waters in the central-equatorial Pacific Ocean rather than in the eastern-equatorial Pacific, is becoming more common and progressively stronger, according to a new study by NASA and the NOAA.

Can a chimp beat scientists in 2010 hurricane predictions? Special

Washington - NOAA's track record in predicting the number of Atlantic hurricanes is so abysmal that a trained chimp could do better, says The National Center for Public Policy Research, and they're putting him to the test in storm, climate and weather predictions.

Extreme Heat Kills Three People in Metro Manila

At least three people died of heat stroke in different areas of Metro Manila as summer temperature soars during the past few days. A brief rain shower Tuesday did not help in lowering the temperature in the metropolis.

UN Heritage Site Banaue Rice Terraces Attacked by Giant Worms

Baguio - Banaue Rice Terraces, known in the Philippines as the 'Eight Wonder of the World' and recorded as a UN Heritage site, is in danger of being ruined due to infestation and severe drought caused by El Nino-induced summer heat.

Philippine Temperature Soars to 37 Degrees Celsius

The early summer heat has wreak havoc on Philippine agricultural and commercial sectors as temperature soared to almost 37 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country Sunday causing huge damage to agricultural crops due to lack of water for irrigation.

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo May Declare State of Emergency

Heavy damage on Philippine agriculture and the deteriorating power supply situation in almost all parts of the country caused by el nino may force congress to grant President Gloria Arroyo emergency power to immediately address the situation.

Large California Brown Pelican die-off worries officials

Approximately 1,000 California Brown Pelicans have been found dead, washed up to shore, and bird rescue centers have been swamped with hundred of Brown Pelicans to care for.

Honduras declares state of emergency over El Nino

The Honduras government has declared a state of emergency over fears of drought and severe weather disturbances that some fear could happen because of El Nino.

‘El Niño’ May Spare Some Parts of Southern Philippines

MANILA – While Luzon, the country’s largest island, and the Visayas would be affected by the El Niño weather phenomenon, part of Southern Philippines, namely the Davao Region, also known as Southern Mindanao, might be spared.

Indonesia prepares for El Nino

All Indonesian government agencies have been told to prepare for El Nino due to possible droughts and disrupted food supplies.

NOAA says El Niño has returned

NOAA scientists announced the arrival of El Niño, a climate phenomenon with a significant influence on global weather, ocean conditions and marine fisheries.

First Study Of Impact Of Global Warming On El Niño Events Is Very Pessimistic

The climatic event El Niño, literally “the Baby Jesus”, was given its name because it generally occurs at Christmas time along the Peruvian coasts. As yet it is not certain if global warming has an impact on this bizarre variability phenomenon.

Longer days, thanks to a little boy

During an El Niño (the little boy), an irregularly returning climate disturbance in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the days become longer, up to a whopping microsecond longer. It takes some time, however.

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