Doyle Rice, The News Leader

Doyle Rice

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McLean, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Doyle:

Oldest bird fossil discovered, nicknamed 'wonderchicken'

The oldest fossil of a modern bird, dating from the age of dinosaurs, has been discovered by an international team of paleontologists. → Read More

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Utah; power outages reported in Salt Lake City

The quake's epicenter was located northeast of Magna, Utah, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. → Read More

Finally, some good news: Spring starts Thursday – the earliest it's been in 124 years

If you're ready for spring, we've got some good news for you: Spring is coming earlier this year than it has since 1896. → Read More

Planet is 'way off track' in dealing with climate change, UN report says

The planet is "way off track" in dealing with climate change, a U.N. report said, and global warming is a far greater threat than the coronavirus. → Read More

What winter? Earth just had its second-warmest December-February on record

Only the El-Niño-fueled winter of 2015-16 was warmer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. → Read More

A record-early spring has sprung in some parts of the U.S., promising a rough allergy season

Following a mild winter, flowers are blooming and trees are leafing out earlier than ever recorded across portions of the U.S., scientists announced. → Read More

The full worm supermoon is coming to a sky near you Monday night

The first supermoon of the year is coming to a sky near you on Monday, March 9. It will be the first of three straight full moon supermoons, → Read More

Shrinking shores: Half the world's beaches could disappear because of climate change, study says

A new study warned of "the near-extinction of almost half of the world's sandy beaches by the end of the century" because of climate change. → Read More

Arctic may see ice-free summers in as few as 15 years, study says

The Arctic could be ice-free in the summer during the decade of the 2030s – most likely in the year 2034, according to a study. → Read More

Kaboom! Astronomers detect the universe's biggest explosion since the Big Bang

The explosion took place at the center of a galaxy that's about 390 million light years from Earth. → Read More

'Super Earth' planet could have right conditions for life

Scientists discovered a distant planet more than twice the size of Earth that could have the right conditions for life to exist, a new study says. → Read More

Millions await snow and bitter cold as storm moves from the Midwest to the Northeast

After a snowy Tuesday in the Plains, a winter storm will dump snow in a 1,200-mile stretch from Missouri to Maine from Wednesday into Thursday. → Read More

Chicago could see biggest snow of the season as winter storm targets Midwest, Northeast

A winter storm will bring snow to portions of the Plains, Midwest and Northeast this week, likely disrupting travel and closing schools. → Read More

NASA scientists confirm hundreds of 'marsquakes' on the red planet

Earth has earthquakes, so naturally Mars has marsquakes. In fact, our red neighbor planet has had hundreds of quakes over the past year. → Read More

Methane emissions from burning fossil fuels has been 'vastly underestimated,' study says

The amount of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, that comes from burning fossil fuels is much higher than thought, a new study suggests. → Read More

Newly discovered species of snail named after teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg

The critter, which was discovered in Brunei on the island of Borneo, now has the scientific name after Greta Thunberg: Craspedotropis gretathunbergae → Read More

Millions in Southeast are seeing snowfall in quick-hitting winter storm; Charlotte, Raleigh under weather alerts

A winter storm was forecast to bring up to 6 inches of snow to the Southeast; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, under winter weather alerts. → Read More

What happened to winter? And where's the polar vortex?

The first two months of winter – December and January – were the warmest on record across the U.S. → Read More

More rain forecast for flooded South during near-record wet winter

Another round of heavy rain was forecast for the waterlogged South this week, adding to the misery for residents in Mississippi and Tennessee. → Read More

'Historic, unprecedented' flooding swamps southern USA; Mississippi and Tennessee hardest hit

Weeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern USA, bringing near-record flooding to Mississippi and Tennessee → Read More