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NOAA Study Says ‘Atmospheric Rivers’ Cause 84% of Flood Damage in the West

Climate change is spurring a new, deep dive into a complex, little-studied weather system blamed for creating billions of dollars in flood damage across the western U.S. Atmospheric rivers are narrow ribbons of concentrated moisture that originate in the Pacific …

Washington Town May Go Out of Business

The south King County town of , Wash., is more than a century old, but the city council considered a measure at the Monday meeting to disincorporate. The council is forced to consider going out of business because the city’s …

El Nino Seen Developing September and October

An El Nino event, usually associated with significant changes in rainfall, is likely to develop this month and next in the Pacific, affecting global climate patterns, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday. The phenomenon, characterised by unusually warm …

Hurricane Jova Targets Mexican Pacific Coast

Hurricane Jova bore down on the Pacific coast of Mexico Tuesday threatening to pound one of the country’s busiest cargo ports and tourist resorts with destructive waves, heavy rainfall and flooding. The Category 3 storm, with top winds reaching 115 …