New study shows red tides can be predicted

When certain types of algae accumulate at the ocean surface in high numbers, they turn large swaths of water a reddish-brown color, attracting attention for both good and bad reasons.

What kind of La Nina year is this?

Scientists had been anticipating since last summer that La NiƱa, the phenomenon often associated with dry and somewhat cool weather on the West Coast, would develop this winter and extend a five-year drought across the Southwest.

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