Doyle Rice, USA TODAY

Doyle Rice

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Recent articles by Doyle:

Huge 'Dead zone' predicted for Gulf of Mexico

The annual Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" will be the third-largest on record this summer, federal scientists reported. → Read More

Deadly Southwest heat wave to last through weekend

The deadly, record-breaking heat wave that's scorched the Southwest and California will last into early next week, meteorologists say. → Read More

Tropical storm warnings posted for Gulf Coast

The current track takes the storm into southwest Louisiana on Wednesday night. → Read More

Tropical storm warnings posted for Gulf Coast

Tropical storm warnings have been posted along the Louisiana coast for a developing system now in the Gulf of Mexico. → Read More

Tropical storms likely to form in Gulf, Atlantic

Two separate tropical storms are likely to form in Gulf of Mexico and in the Atlantic over the next couple of days, the National Hurricane Center said. → Read More

Tropical trouble? Storms could spin up in Atlantic, Caribbean

Two separate systems — one in the western Caribbean, the other in the central tropical Atlantic — could develop into tropical storms within the next few days. → Read More

Rising seas spurred record number of 'high-tide' floods in U.S. last year

Across the USA, coastal cities and towns racked up a combined 520 days with high-tide floods, far above the annual average of 275 days, NOAA said in a report. → Read More

Wildfire pollution much worse than thought, study says

Wildfires release a toxic brew of hazardous pollution, a new study found. → Read More

It could hit 120 degrees in the Southwest this weekend

The all-time record high in Phoenix could be broken. → Read More

130 years later, scientists may have 'rediscovered' 8th wonder of world

Scientists may have "re-discovered" the 8th wonder of the world in New Zealand, some 131 years after it was buried by the ferocious eruption of a nearby volcano, a new study suggests. → Read More

More than 2 billion are overweight or obese globally, new study says

Among the 20 most-populous countries, the highest level of obesity among children and young adults was in the U.S., at nearly 13%. → Read More

Heat wave incoming: Record highs forecast from Midwest to Northeast

Everybody into the pool! The first widespread heat wave of the season is forecast to bake much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation over the next several days. → Read More

More states sign on to U.S. Climate Alliance to honor Paris agreement

Frustrated by President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, several governors have joined together to create the group. → Read More

Womb with a view: Fetuses can recognize faces while still inside mom

By projecting light through the uterine wall of pregnant mothers, British scientists found that 34-week-old fetuses will turn their heads to look at face-like images. → Read More

Global warming unabated: Carbon dioxide tallied 2nd-largest rise on record last year

Carbon dioxide is the "greenhouse" gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming. Last year's increase in CO2 was nearly double the average pace since measurements began in 1979 → Read More

California's endless winter: 8 feet of snow still on the ground in June

Many mountains in the Rockies, Sierra and Cascades are packed with at least 8 feet of snow, the National Weather Service said, creating a dream summer for skiers and snowboarders. → Read More

NASA launching first-ever mission to study super-dense neutron stars

Talk about heavy: The bizarre outer-space objects are so dense that a single teaspoon would weigh a billion tons. → Read More

Humans were already changing the environment 11,500 years ago

In the earliest such finding ever discovered, researchers found human activities such as farming and logging led to erosion around the Dead Sea thousands of years ago. → Read More

Massive crack in Antarctica ice shelf grows 11 miles in only 6 days

Once the crack cuts all the way across, it will produce an iceberg about the size of the state of Delaware. → Read More

Climate agreement withdrawal: 'Trump just stepped on the gas' toward catastrophe

President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement is a major step backward both for the climate and the country, experts say. → Read More