Model says Hawaii will get 2-3 times the number of hurricanes – in contrast to other models saying the opposite

From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST, coin flip climatology? More hurricanes for Hawaii? News of a hurricane threat sends our hearts racing, glues us to the Internet for updates, and makes us rush to the store to stock up on staples. Hawaii, fortunately, has been largely free from these violent storms in the recent…

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Deep sea hydrothermal vents discovered in Gulf of California

From the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute something not unexpected, given the San Andreas Fault goes through the Gulf of California, but interesting nonetheless. Images follow. MBARI discovers new deep-sea hydrothermal vents using sonar-mapping robot These maps show the location of the Alarcón Rise, a 50-kilometer-long (31-mile-long) spreading center at the mouth of the Gulf…

Finally, a population crash NOT blamed on global warming

From Stanford University , a realization that El Niño an La Niña play far greater roles than any global warming does in ocean populations. Squid mystery in Mexican waters unraveled by Stanford biologist and a class of students While shorter days and colder weather move many of us to hunker under the covers, researchers who…