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What’s going on with El Nino?

The NWS has just updated their El Nino blog to discuss the latest news on El Nino.  You may recall that we have been flirting with an El Nino for several months but so far none has materialized, although many signs are there.  The new blog posting discusses the latest…
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NC 2014: Focus on the coast

The State Climatology Office of North Carolina is publishing a series of regional breakdowns on the climate of 2014.  You can see the first in the series focusing on coastal NC at https://nc-climate.ncsu.edu/climateblog?id=114&h=5666e5c1.
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NOAA posts annual summary for 2014

NOAA released their annual summary report for 2014 this morning.  You can read the report at https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/summary-info/national/2014/12.  The report shows that this is the 18th year in a row that the US average temperature has exceeded the 20th century average, and the 34th warmest year for the contiguous US.  In…
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The latest climate threat: Beavers

Yahoo News posted a story yesterday about one of the newest threats to climate change in the US–beavers!  The critters have been making a comeback across the country, building dams which back up water into ponds.  The ponds are great for improving water storage and providing habitat for a variety…
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Solar power is a win for the South

The Southeast is one of the best regions in the country for the development of solar power  due to its abundant sunshine, available acreage, and closeness to major cities and other power users.  The Athens Banner-Herald posted a column today describing the state’s growing stature as a national leader in…
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