Doyle Rice, USA TODAY

Doyle Rice

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McLean, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Doyle:

The first day of fall is here, as the autumnal equinox is Tuesday. Get ready for sweater weather.

Our long, hot summer finally comes to an end on Tuesday, Sept. 22 with the autumnal equinox, which marks the beginning of fall. → Read More

Dual disasters: How is climate change worsening wildfires and hurricanes?

The extraordinarily busy Atlantic hurricane season and catastrophic wildfire season in the West has focused attention on the role of climate change. → Read More

Life on Venus? Astronomers see hint of life in clouds of Venus

Astronomers spotted in Venus' clouds the chemical signature of phosphine, a noxious gas that on Earth is only associated with life. → Read More

Scientists are seeing an 'acceleration of pandemics': They are looking at climate change

COVID-19 may only be the beginning of global pandemics – a future scenario in which climate change may also play a role. Here's what the experts say. → Read More

La Niña forms, could worsen hurricanes and wildfires

La Niña could provide an additional boost to the already active Atlantic hurricane season, as well as extend the disastrous fire season in the West. → Read More

Glowing orange sky, thick smoke: People in the West share surreal scenes of living amid wildfires

Residents are sharing surreal scenes of what's right outside their front doors as wildfires burn in Oregon, Washington and California. → Read More

Tropical trouble for the Carolinas? Forecasters eye system in the Atlantic

A tropical disturbance about 300 miles southwest of Bermuda could become a tropical depression as it moves northwest over the Atlantic this week. → Read More

Wild temperature drop: September snowstorm wallops Denver, a day after temps in the 90s

A major winter storm and frigid temperatures brought summer to a screeching halt in the Rockies on Tuesday. → Read More

Tropical Storm Nana forms in Caribbean, forecast to hit Central America as a hurricane

Tropical Storm Nana is the 14th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. → Read More

Full 'Corn Moon' rises tonight in the eastern sky

The final full moon of summer – the Corn Moon – will rise in the eastern sky Tuesday night. It's also called the Fruit Moon and Barley Moon. → Read More

With peak of hurricane season almost here, forecasters watch four areas for tropical development

The most active day of the hurricane season is around Sept. 10. As the season's peak nears, forecasters are watching four areas for development. → Read More

Laura's death toll rises to at least 14, threatens tornadoes, heavy rain after damage in Texas, Louisiana

Laura left death and destruction across Louisiana and parts of Texas. Forecasters now warn of new dangers for the Eastern Seaboard. → Read More

Forecasters eye two developing systems in the Atlantic: Nana, Omar could be next up on the heels of Hurricane Laura

Although the remnants of Hurricane Laura are still drenching parts of the US Friday, there are already concerns about more storms stirring in the Atlantic. → Read More

'I didn’t know it was going to be this bad': Cameron Parish, Louisiana, bears brunt of Laura's wrath

A tiny beach town in southwestern Louisiana bore the brunt of Hurricane Laura as winds estimated at 150 mph demolished nearly everything in its path. → Read More

Hurricane Laura live coverage: 1 dead after 'extensive' damage to Louisiana; forecasters warn of 'life-threatening storm surge'

Laura made landfall near Lake Charles, Louisiana, overnight. Storm surge, tornadoes, floods and power outages are threatening the Gulf. Latest news. → Read More

Laura, now a hurricane, forecast to hit Gulf Coast as 'major' Category 3

The stage is now set for Hurricane Laura to deliver a devastating blow to the Gulf Coast late Wednesday and early Thursday. → Read More

Could hurricanes collide? Here's what may happen if Laura and Marco meet up in the Gulf

Tropical Storms Laura and Marco are forecast to be in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time. So, could they form a super hurricane? We explain. → Read More

Two Gulf hurricanes at the same time? Tropical Storm Laura has formed

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting for two tropical systems to reach hurricane strength, with both sharing the Gulf of Mexico. → Read More

Thousands of homes threatened by massive California wildfires; more than 60,000 flee; 2 more deaths reported

Thousands of people remained under evacuation orders in regions around the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday as wildfires blazed across the state. → Read More

Double trouble: Pair of tropical systems could near US as powerful storms early next week

A pair of tropical depressions were forecast to approach U.S. shores by early next week, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday. → Read More