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Climate change is having a breakout performance this year. Throughout the U.S., the slow-motion calamity long described in scientific studies and news articles has been visible to the naked eye or felt on tingling flesh — here too wet, there too dry, everywhere too hot. It’s only human to wonder where the higher, safer ground might be. Where to run? The answer: No one really knows. It’s not ...

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As a climate scientist in the deep South, I am often asked whether climate change is real. My usual response is to say, “Look out the window.” As I type this in mid-September, 5.5 inches of rain have inundated our town, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in six hours. Recently, Hurricane Ida — the 13th named storm of this season — ripped through the region, leaving at least 84 dead and an estimated $95 ...

HARTFORD, Conn. — This year’s wetter-than-usual summer should contribute to a splendid fall foliage season, according to one of Connecticut’s top forestry experts. Jeffrey S. Ward, chief scientist of Forestry and Horticulture for the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, said despite gypsy moths in some pockets of the state in the spring, widespread leaf diseases were kept at bay during ...

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Tropical Storm Odette formed off the mid-Atlantic coast Friday a few hundred miles southeast of New Jersey, making it the 15th named storm of the season. Meanwhile, a disturbance in the eastern Atlantic could develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm over the weekend or early next week, forecasters said. Also, a third disturbance that recently rolled off Africa’s coast is being ...

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It’s just past the peak of hurricane season, and the tropics are teeming with activity as forecasters are monitoring three disturbances, two with high chances of becoming tropical depressions by this weekend. And one of the disturbances is likely to have its effects felt on the U.S. East Coast, according to forecasters, delivering high surf and high winds during the weekend. The first of the ...

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LOS ANGELES — It’s a confounding image for those who know Death Valley as the hottest place on Earth. The hills of the national park — typically scorched brown from the heat — are coated in a blanket of white in a photo posted to Facebook by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Snow? In Death Valley? Not at all. The winter-wonderland look depicts a phenomenon known as salt flowers, caused by ...

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Louisiana, grappling to recover from Hurricane Ida just two weeks ago, is facing another storm and potential flash floods, prompting Governor John Bel Edwards to declare a state of emergency. Tropical Storm Nicholas has formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico and will gradually strengthen as it comes north along the Texas coast as early as Sunday evening, potentially causing problems for energy ...

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LOS ANGELES — As lightning ignited several new fires across California, the Dixie fire raging north of Sacramento continued its relentless advancement this week, growing by nearly 22,000 acres overnight and moving ever closer to scorching 1 million acres, officials said. Thunderstorms roiled large swaths of the state Thursday night, with accompanying lightning strikes starting several new ...

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Mindy made landfall Wednesday night at St. Vincent Island in the Florida Panhandle, the National Hurricane Center said. Mindy formed just hours earlier in the northern Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane center said. The Florida Panhandle from Mexico Beach to Steinhatchee River was under a tropical storm warning, the hurricane center said. As of 9:30 p.m. ...