Energy News Roundup: Pacific Warm Blob, Canada Energy Future & Coachella Ignores Drought

April 13, 2015 10:05 AM

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Two new studies have revealed new research over the “warm blob” in the northeast Pacific ocean — a 2 degree C temperature anomaly that began in the winter of 2013-2014 in the Gulf of Alaska. “The 2013-2014 “blob” was just the beginning. In the summer of 2014, warm water also showed up off the California coast. And then, in the fall of last year,

“A major change in the wind and weather pattern between Hawaii and the West Coast caused the two warm blobs to merge and expand to fill the entire northeast Pacific Ocean,” says Nate Mantua of NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center.” [The Washington Post]

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