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Doyle Rice


McLean, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Doyle:

Newly discovered comet is confirmed as an interstellar visitor – with a surprisingly familiar look

The comet is only the second interstellar comet ever detected in our solar system and the first that looks like a traditional comet. → Read More

Travel will be 'impossible' in the Dakotas as blizzard could bring up to 3 feet of snow

Residents of North and South Dakota are urged not to travel while a blizzard brings 1 to 3 feet of snow to the northern Plains → Read More

'Historic' winter storm could bring up to 2 feet of snow to central and western US

A "potentially historic" winter storm will slam the north-central U.S. from eastern Washington and Montana to Colorado → Read More

A snowstorm will wallop central USA this week, plunging temps as much as 60 degrees in one day

Winter storm watches and warnings are in effect from Idaho to Colorado to Minnesota, where heavy snow and cold temperatures are expected. → Read More

With 20 new moons, Saturn is the solar system's new 'moon king'

Astronomers Monday announced the discovery of 20 new moons in orbit around Saturn, giving the planet a total of 82. That tops Jupiter and its 79 moons. → Read More

The Earth just had its hottest September on record

September was so hot, it was actually the hottest ever recorded, especially in central and eastern USA, the Mongolian plateau and parts of the Arctic. → Read More

Blistering heat and little rain is causing a 'flash drought' in the South

October has been so hot, it's bringing a 'flash drought' to the South, which raises the risk of wildfires. → Read More

Great Pacific Garbage Patch cleanup is underway, finally

The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" cleanup is finally underway. The system uses natural currents of the sea to passively collect plastic debris. → Read More

Nuclear war between India and Pakistan could kill up to 125 million and launch a global climate catastrophe

As many as 125 million people would die within days if India and Pakistan waged a nuclear war, according to a scientific study released Wednesday. → Read More

Fall foliage: Ready for leaf-peeping season?

Although the heat and dryness have delayed the fall foliage across portions of the country, color should start to pop soon in many areas. → Read More

An iceberg the size of Los Angeles broke off Antarctica

The iceberg, named D-28, is over 600 square miles in size, which is equal to about 27 Manhattan Islands. Experts say it's not linked to climate change → Read More

17 states are suing the Trump administration over changes to the Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration is being sued by 17 states over his rollback of the Endangered Species Act. → Read More

Could Tropical Storm Karen's 'loopy track' hit the U.S. just like Hurricane Jeanne in 2004?

After soaking Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, Tropical Storm Karen could take a 'loopy track' like Jeanne, one of the biggest hurricanes of 2004. → Read More

World's oceans and mountains are in big trouble from climate change, UN report says

Both U.S. coasts face annual hundred year floods even if greenhouse gases are lowered. But doing nothing would be worse, UN scientists say. → Read More

Endless summer? Warm fall forecast for all 50 states

All 50 states should see a warmer-than-average fall, according to a new forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). → Read More

There are 3 billion fewer birds in North America now than there were in 1970

North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970, a study says. It also found significant population declines among hundreds of bird species. → Read More

'They're forming like roaches.' The 6 tropical storms whirling at once have set a record

It's hurricane season, but this is ridiculous. The six storms whirling this week in the Atlantic and Pacific set a record, forecasters reported. → Read More

Finally, the first day of fall! Monday is the autumn equinox and here's what that actually means

Put away the flip-flops and break out the leggings: The first day of fall is Sept. 23, 2019. But don't turn the clocks back quite yet. → Read More

Triple threat: Tropical Storm Imelda swamps Texas, Humberto nears Bermuda and TD 10 forms in Atlantic

While Hurricane Humberto nears Bermuda, there's flooding in Texas due to Tropical Storm Imelda, and Tropical Depression 10 is spinning up in the Atlantic → Read More

Another tropical storm is developing in the Atlantic. Here's when it could hit Florida

The system headed toward Florida, now "Tropical Depression Nine," will almost certainly become Tropical Storm Humberto within next 24 hours → Read More