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Past articles by Doyle:

Hurricanes are declining worldwide, but the damage from them is increasing, new study finds

Hurricanes have been decreasing worldwide for decades, but things like climate change are affecting the intensity of these storms when they happen. → Read More

100 million in path of winter storm that's blasting central US with snow, sleet, freezing rain

A winter storm began its assault on Wednesday, a massive system that promised to deliver a messy brew of snow and freezing rain to millions. → Read More

Study warns of 'irreversible transition' in ocean currents that could rapidly freeze parts of North America

A large system of ocean currents in the Atlantic has been disrupted due to human-caused climate change, scientists reported in a new study. → Read More

Keep your eyes to the sky: Twin meteor showers could produce fireballs this week

A pair of meteor showers will appear in the night sky this week, peaking Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. → Read More

China says falling rocket debris will mostly burn up on reentry, posing little threat to people on the ground

The piece of a Chinese rocket that's falling uncontrollably to Earth will mostly burn up on reentry, the Chinese government said Friday. → Read More

After a critical year for COVID and climate, Earth Day 2021 is Thursday

Earth Day lands in a year in which the globe was in the grips of a deadly pandemic and climate change sparked a cascade of calamities. → Read More

A 'worm' moon will rise Sunday evening. By some definitions, it's a 'super worm moon.'

The name likely refers to the earthworms that appear in the soil as the weather gets warmer, inviting hungry birds to feed on them. → Read More

A 'space hurricane' hovered above the North Pole for about 8 hours, study says

For the first time, scientists have spotted what they're calling a "space hurricane" spinning above the North Pole, according to a new study. → Read More

A massive iceberg – larger than New York City – breaks off Antarctica

A 490-square-mile iceberg, larger than New York City, broke off Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf. → Read More

115 million in path of next storm as brutal winter weather continues its assault across the US

Another winter storm was forecast to pummel the South and Midwest on Wednesday before slamming into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Thursday. → Read More

Millions in the path of a 'damaging' ice storm; Fort Worth pileup leads to 5 deaths, rescues of people trapped in cars

A swath of land from central Texas through southern New Jersey was under a winter weather advisory Thursday as a potent winter storm rolled through. → Read More

Will Punxsutawney Phil give a pandemic-stressed nation some hope on Groundhog Day?

Punxsutawney Phil, the world's most famous groundhog, will be coaxed from his burrow in western Pennsylvania early Tuesday. How accurate is he? → Read More

How to watch for spectacular Comet Neowise – before it disappears for 6,800 years

Skywatchers are in for a treat over the next few weeks as newly discovered Comet Neowise is paying a visit to the inner solar system for the first time in → Read More

Coronavirus lockdowns have caused a whopping 17% drop in global carbon emissions

The coronavirus lockdowns have had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, causing a whopping 17% drop globally during peak confinement measures by early April – levels last seen in 2006.However, it is unlikely to last, according to a new analysis by an international team of scientists, who said the brief pollution break will likely be “a drop in the ocean” when it comes to climate… → Read More

Black ice causing hazardous travel conditions across Southeast in quick-hitting winter storm

A winter storm brought dangerous road conditions for drivers Friday morning in portions of the the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia, as snow and sleet moved across the Southeast.The National Weather Service warned of hazardous travel conditions through the morning hours due to snow and ice buildup on roadways in south-central portions of Virginia and northeast North Carolina.Black ice was… → Read More

One-third of all plant and animal species could be extinct in 50 years, study warns

One-third of all animal and plant species on the planet could face extinction by 2070 due to climate change, a new study warns. Researchers studied recent → Read More

Iceberg twice the size of Washington, D.C., breaks off Pine Island glacier in Antarctica

An iceberg twice the size of Washington, D.C., has broken off the Pine Island glacier in Antarctica, scientists reported this week."The Pine Island glacier recently spawned an iceberg over (115 square miles) that very quickly shattered into pieces," the European Space Agency (ESA) said in a statement.The Pine Island glacier "is one of the fastest-retreating glaciers in Antarctica," according to… → Read More