Christopher Joyce Christopher Joyce is a correspondent on the science desk at NPR. His stories can be heard on all of NPR's news programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.
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New York City called a travel ban on vehicles in Times Square and elsewhere during last weekend's storm, which broke snowfall records all along the Mid-Atlantic coast. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption

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A Big El Niño Was The Likely Instigator Of Last Week's Blizzard

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Part of the main street in Hilo, Hawaii, was flattened by a tsunami in April 1946. That big wave was triggered by a quake near the Aleutian Islands, where the edges of two tectonic plates continue to collide. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Aleutian Quake Zone Could Shoot Big Tsunamis To Hawaii, California

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Bo Sailor watches Thursday as high surf crashes into the seawall before spilling onto Channel Drive in Montecito, Calif. An ocean-water-quality advisory was issued for the area after a number of December and early-January storms pummeled Southern California with heavy rainfall. Mike Eliason/AP hide caption

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U.S. Weather Wet And Wild In 2015, Though No Big Hurricanes

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How Sound Reveals The Invisible Within Us

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Experts Explain Why 2015 Is A Warm One For Earth's Climate

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Negotiators In Paris Sign Off On Ambitious Climate Deal

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What The Last-Minute Climate Deal-Making Means For the Pact

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Paris Climate Talks Conclude With Landmark International Agreement

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Paris Climate Negotiators Continue Into Overtime

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At Climate Change Conference, More Time Is Needed To Reach A Deal

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Environmental Activists Adjust Their Tactics Since First Climate Talks

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Deadline Nears For Negotiators To Reach Deal On Climate Change

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French Bread Is Known Worldwide, Says Chief Baker At Climate Talks

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Young boys in Beijing check a smartphone in front of their home near a coal-fired power plant. As China's economy slowed in 2015, its industrial use of coal likely dropped, too, researchers say. That may be behind the slight drop in global CO2 emissions. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Small, Surprising Dip In World's Carbon Emissions Traced To China

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Talks In Paris To Reach A Treaty On Global Warming Enter Final Week

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