Climate change

Lee weakens, but still poses threat to South Coast

“It can’t be stressed enough, that regardless of Lee’s designation, it will remain a large and dangerous cyclone while it approaches eastern New England and Atlantic Canada.” — National Hurricane Center

New Bedford braces for Hurricane Lee

Local meteorologists say residents should expect tropical storm-force winds, dangerous rip currents, and rainy conditions starting Friday morning.

Warm waters bring exotic, tropical species to the South Coast

The growing prevalence of tropical water conditions and exotic fish off Massachusetts points to an increase in warm core rings forming along the Gulf Stream, according to a researcher at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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