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Hurricane Alpha? Amped up season forecast, names may run out

Already smashing records, this year’s hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season is about to get even nastier, forecasters predict. In the coming months, they expect to run out of traditional hurricane names and see about twice as much storm activity as a normal year.

Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s

The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keeps shattering records.

NOAA chief thanks Alabama weather office in Dorian forecast

The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both defended the administration on Tuesday and thanked a local weather office that contradicted President Donald Trump’s claims about Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama.

More hurricanes possible as NOAA updates forecast

Hurricane season may produce more dangerous storms this year than originally predicted, federal forecasters said Thursday, as conditions become more favorable going into the peak of the season.

Washington state waterfront owners asked to take dead whales

At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to a request to allow dead gray whales to decompose on their property. So many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says it has run out of places to take them.

Snow eases drought concerns in Washington, Idaho, to a degree

Idaho and Washington could be headed for an abnormally dry summer. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently issued a climate prediction showing a worsening outlook for drought across the region. Both Eastern Washington and Idaho, based on short- and long-term forecasts, may expect an abnormally dry spring and summer, according to the report.

Another orca sick, others pregnant

Another orca is sick and several others are pregnant in the critically endangered family of southern resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest.

Teams pack boats with fish to prepare to feed ailing orca

Teams taking drastic measures to save a young, ailing killer whale loaded up two boats with live fish and rushed to waters near an island off Washington state Friday, preparing if needed to feed the critically endangered orca a day after injecting it with medicine.