Recent El Niño Consumed West Coast Beaches

Study finds unprecedented levels of winter shoreline retreat along the US West Coast as a consequence of the 2015/2016 El Niño.


Causes and Consequences of the Pacific Warm “Blob”

This past year was a time of odd happenings. In the eastern Pacific Ocean, several tropical fish species were spotted well outside their normal swimming haunts. On land, drought persisted in the western United States along with record warmth west of the Cascades. At the same time, record low temperatures and high snowfall appeared along…