World Bank May 8, 2019 El Niño Southern Oscillation, or ENSO, refers to the natural year to year variations in the ocean and atmosphere in the tropical Pacific. ENSO refers to both […]
Central American farmers suffer major crop losses, need food aid – U.N.
Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation May 2, 2019 Farmers in the ‘Dry Corridor’ lost more than half of their maize and beans in 2018 to climate-linked drought or unusually heavy rain BOGOTA, […]
Drought hits Panama Canal shipping, highlights climate fears
By Juan Zamorano and Arnulfo Franco Washington Post April 30, 2019 GATÚN, Panama — An intense drought related to this year’s El Nino phenomenon has precipitously lowered the level of Panama’s Gatun […]
El Nino may cause major drop in sardine catch, say scientists
The Hindu | Special Correspondent April 28, 2019 Scientists at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) are of the view that as El Nino gains momentum, sardine stock off the Kerala […]
New Statistical Technique Finds La Nina Years More Favorable for Mountain Snowpack Than El Nino Years
Science Snapshots April 26, 2019 When there are multiple factors at play in a situation that is itself changing, such as an El Nino winter in a changing climate, how can scientists […]
Down With Earth Day!
Up with Earth Year! Michael H. Glantz April 2019 For the past 50 years people have celebrated an Earth Day. Its beginning years were extremely valuable and eventful. Before the first official […]
El Nino warms up Ecuadorian ponds, spelling trouble for global shrimp prices
By Matt Craze April, 2019 Credit: Phensri Ngamsommitr/Shutterstock A reappearance of El Nino weather conditions in the eastern Pacific is just what the global shrimp market doesn’t want to hear right now. […]