Doyle Rice, USA TODAY

Doyle Rice


McLean, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Doyle:

Carbon dioxide soars to a new record in Earth's atmosphere as climate change continues unabated

Levels of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere reached another record high last month, NOAA scientists announced Monday. → Read More

Smoke from wildfires in Canada prompt US air quality alerts. Here's a wildfire, smoke map.

Smoke from wildfires in Canada continued to drift into the U.S. on Friday, prompting air quality alerts across the Midwest, Northeast and mid-Atlantic. → Read More

Tropical Storm Arlene: 1st named storm of Atlantic hurricane season forms; expected to remain offshore

The National Hurricane Center said Friday the storm is expected to remain offshore and have only minimal impact in Florida or any land area. → Read More

Tropical depression forms in Gulf of Mexico on first day of hurricane season, NHC says

As if on cue, a tropical depression bubbled up in the Gulf of Mexico on the first day of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season. → Read More

The West Coast has a powerful protection from hurricanes. Could climate change weaken it?

The familiar foreboding of hurricane season has begun on East Coast. So why don't residents from San Diego to Seattle also fear hurricanes? → Read More

Hurricane Center watching system near Carolinas. Will it ruin Memorial Day weather?

The Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer across the nation, and the weather will cooperate in most areas, forecasters say. → Read More

Hurricane outlook for 2023: NOAA announces prediction for how many hurricanes will form

NOAA says 12 to 17 named tropical storms could develop in the Atlantic basin. How many are expected to turn into hurricanes? → Read More

A supernova 'only' 21 million light-years away has been spotted. Here's how you can see it.

A star exploded as a supernova in the Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major, Sky and Telescope reports. It’s bright enough to see with a small telescope. → Read More

'Extremely dangerous': Super Typhoon Mawar hits Guam with 140 mph winds; most of island without power

Super Typhoon Mawar struck the northern edge of Guam with winds of 140 mph, lashing rain and lightning, cutting power to most of the island. → Read More

'We are at the crosshairs': Guam braces for direct hit from Super Typhoon Mawar

The 170,000 residents of U.S. territory Guam in the West Pacific were bracing Tuesday for a hit from Super Typhoon Mawar. → Read More

When is hurricane season? Here's when hurricane season starts and what to expect in 2023

Though they can form practically year-round, most tropical storms and hurricanes form from June 1 to Nov. 30 each year. Here's what to expect in 2023. → Read More

Graphics: El Niño could return in 2023; what that means for the world's weather

An El Niño is likely in 2023, possibly a strong one. Here's what causes the global weather phenomenon and what it could mean in the United States. → Read More

Where El Niño hits, catastrophe can follow. Report shows weather event's devastating effects.

El Niño triggers far-reaching changes in weather that result in devastating floods, crop-killing droughts and an uptick in tropical diseases. → Read More

UN warns Earth's temperature likely to soar to record levels due to global warming and El Niño: 'Uncharted territory'

Thanks to a combination of human-caused global warming and El Niño, global temperatures are expected to soar to record levels within the next five years. → Read More

It's almost hurricane season. Here's the list of names for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.

With the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season almost upon us, here's the list of names that will be used throughout the six-month stretch. → Read More

Northern lights expected Thursday night in US. Here's where and when to see the aurora.

The lights might be seen farther south than usual, and might even be visible in states such as Oregon, Nebraska and Virginia, said. → Read More

Mediterranean heat wave 'almost impossible' without climate change, study finds

The late-April heat wave in southern Europe and northern Africa was made 100 times more likely because of climate change, the study found. → Read More

'Death Star' destroys planet: Is this a preview of Earth's destiny?

A star nearing the end of its life swelled up and absorbed a Jupiter-size planet. In about 5 billion years, our sun will go through a similar end-of-life transition. → Read More

Is that a full moon? Check out May 2023's (almost) full moon Thursday, Friday.

There will be 13 full moons in 2023, and the next one will occur on Friday, May 5. What to know about full moons, super moons and blue moons. → Read More

'Like none before:' Deadly, record-smashing heat wave scorches Asia

Much of southern and southeastern Asia is enduring a deadly, record-smashing heat wave, one that's being called the continent's worst ever recorded in April. → Read More