Doyle Rice, Ventura County Star

Doyle Rice

Ventura County Star

McLean, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Doyle:

This year's wildfire season in California could be worse than last year's, officials warn

As bad as last year's wildfire season was in the western USA, this season's could be even worse, federal forecasters warn. → Read More

Saturn's moons may have 'sculpted' its famous rings, new study suggests

They're the solar system's most iconic feature, but how and when Saturn's rings formed have remained a mystery for centuries. → Read More

El Niño forecast to continue through the summer, could knock down hurricanes

El Niño is forecast to continue through the summer and possibly into the fall, federal forecasters announced, which could weaken the Atlantic hurricane season. → Read More

Phoenix ties record-high temperature as excessive heat warning continues in Southwest

Another day of brutal heat was forecast Thursday for the Phoenix area, a day after the city tied a record high of 112 degrees. → Read More

'Stoned-age?' People smoked weed 2,500 years ago, earliest use yet discovered

Some 2,500 years ago, in present-day China, people used cannabis to get high during rituals, scientists announced in a new study published Wednesday. → Read More

Maybe we are alone after all: Planets that could sustain alien life much rarer than thought

So, maybe we are alone after all. The number of planets in the universe that could sustain life is much smaller than had been thought, scientists said. → Read More

120 degrees in the shade?! Record-breaking, 'dangerous' heat wave bakes western U.S.

Folks in the western U.S. are sweltering under an unusually intense June heat wave, with temperatures soaring to record highs all the way from Oregon to Arizona. → Read More

Near-record 'dead zone' predicted in the Gulf of Mexico this summer

The Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' – a region of oxygen-depleted water that's harmful to sea life – will be the second-largest on record this summer. → Read More

Near-record 'dead zone' predicted in the Gulf of Mexico this summer

The Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' – a region of oxygen-depleted water that's harmful to sea life – will be the second-largest on record this summer. → Read More

Jupiter will be so close this weekend, its moons will be visible with binoculars

Skywatchers, Monday night is your best chance of the year to get a close look at Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system. → Read More

Earth's carbon dioxide levels are highest they've been in millions of years

Carbon dioxide – the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming – peaked again at record levels last month, scientists announced. → Read More

Watch the first solar eclipse ever captured on film!

The first film of a total solar eclipse has been re-discovered, astronomers announced. The eclipse occurred on May 28, 1900, in North Carolina. → Read More

It's not wet everywhere: Record-shattering hot, dry weather sparks drought and wildfires in Southeast

While the Plains and Midwest endure drenching rain and record-breaking floods, extreme heat is fueling drought conditions and fires in the Southeast. → Read More

Floods, tornadoes, snow in May: Extreme weather driven by climate change across US

Climate scientists say this is only the beginning of what will be decades of increasingly dangerous and damaging extreme weather. → Read More

'Slow-motion disaster' along Arkansas River: Every large community will see major flooding within 7-10 days

The National Weather Service says every large community along the Arkansas River will see major or record flooding within the next week to 10 days. → Read More

Forget the 'Polar Vortex.' Here comes the 'Death Ridge' and record heat for the Southeast

A blistering, dangerous heat wave, which one expert calls a "death ridge," is poised to scorch the southeastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

Forecasters predict up to 8 hurricanes in 'near-normal' 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

The federal government predicts a near-normal hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, expecting four to eight hurricanes. → Read More

Forget the 'Polar Vortex.' Here comes the 'Death Ridge' and record heat for the Southeast

A blistering, dangerous heat wave, which one expert calls a "death ridge," is poised to scorch the southeastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

4 dead as killer tornadoes, floods slam Central US

A violent storm system blasting through parts of the Midwest was linked to four deaths while fueling almost 60 tornado reports, forecasters said. → Read More

Tornado season has been wild, and more storms are coming

The deadly and destructive 2019 tornado season has been above-average, and shows no signs of letting up. → Read More