October 18, 2012 |
The El Niño climate system has gone missing and that means much of the western portion of the United States can expect a milder and, in some places, a drier winter, meteorologists said Thursday. In its winter outlook report, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also predicted a cooler than usual season for Hawaii and much of Florida. But officials were shy about making long-term predictions for much the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions because of questions about another climate system known as the North Atlantic Oscillation.
July 1, 2012 |
How was that little vacation you took? You remember. It cost you almost nothing, it burned some calories (or, after that ice cream cone, added a few) and briefly immersed you in quintessential California. It was that walk on a pier, those structures that stretch out like a gateway into the Pacific. Perhaps we don't think about them much, but they're part of what has made California California: Piers (or wharfs as they were called in the mid-19th century) once were the primary way of moving food, cargo and travelers on and off sailing vessels.
April 6, 2012 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Sergio Garcia gift-wrapped a headline for snarky websites: "Garcia gives reporter the finger. " OK, a little context. It came after the writer asked about his infected fingernail. Which digit? "This one," Garcia replied, extending the middle finger of his left hand. The room cracked up. Garcia grinned. "I walked right into that one," the reporter said. Garcia fired a four-under-par 68 Friday to surge into a tie for third in the Masters, one shot back of the leaders Fred Couples and Jason Dufner, who are at five-under 139. Tied with Garcia at four under are U.S. Openchampion Rory McIlroy, 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood, who lost the lead with a double bogey on No. 18, and long-hitting left-hander Bubba Watson.
November 11, 2011 |
Rick Perry's self-deprecation tour, which started at dawn Thursday with appearances on most of the planet's morning shows, culminated with a brief visit to “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Trying to undo the damage he inflicted on himself on the debate stage Wednesday when he could not remember the third of three federal agencies he has pledged to eliminate, Perry walked out, saluted the audience and presented “Rick Perry's Top...
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March 13, 2010 |
Dozens of starving sea lion pups have washed ashore in Orange County, the latest calamity to befall marine life and a pattern scientists believe could be tied to El Niño climate conditions. Since January, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach has rescued 27 emaciated sea lion pups that have been stranded on area beaches -- a three- to fourfold increase from the norm, said Dr. Richard Evans, the center's medical director. The pups, most under 6 months old, have gone without food for so long they've started digesting their blubber and muscle to keep themselves warm in the chilly Pacific waters, biologists say. Their eyes bulge and their skin hangs loosely over protruding spines, hipbones and ribs.
January 28, 2010 |
Snowing in the morning, snowing in the afternoon . . . and, most likely, snowing in the evening in the Aspen area on Wednesday. Ah, if only Vancouver had such problems. Here, on the eve of ESPN's Winter X Games, the snow, or lack thereof in Vancouver, was an issue among the newly minted Olympians with an eye fixed on Cypress Mountain. That happens to be the venue for snowboarding and freestyle skiing events for the fast-approaching Olympics. Generally a good thing to have the snow in snowboarding, isn't it?