Tag: climate change

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Return of La Niña?

”A weak and emerging La Niña could reduce precipitation, especially across Texas and New Mexico later this winter through next spring. Long-term trends towards warmer temperatures will dominate into 2018 which could point towards a higher-than-normal possibility of a prolonged reduction in soil moisture and subsequent reduced summertime rainfall.” Year-in-and-year-out, ranchers in the deserts of

New Drought in Far-West Texas?

“El Niño-La Niña are reciprocating patterns that create wet and dry conditions on the land, and simultaneously, conditions of abundance and famine in the marine environments. In the Galapagos Islands for example, warmer water from El Niño means more rain on the land but a famine for birds and animals that feed at sea, such