| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:48 AM
No one is going to mistake NOAA for being Disney.
Nonetheless, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has produced a short video that explains the dangers of storm surge - in a pretty entertaining fashion.
The video employs a "fast draw"...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:40 AM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Abolishing the Atlantic City Alliance, the marketing arm of the casinos that urged people to "Do AC" and staged big, free public events to promote the resort city, is a key element of state plans to help the city recover from...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 4:18 PM
Tide gauges being installed on rivers in Gloucester and Hampton will allow scientists and residents alike to have a better understanding of local tides and forecasting.
"This is one piece of our whole monitoring network, not just in the Chesapeake Bay...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 6:08 PM
For Janneth Agudelo, the cars and trucks lining up at gas stations in northern New Jersey bring back memories of Hurricane Sandy, when the power was out, gas was scarce and drivers waited behind dozens and dozens of vehicles to fill their tanks....
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:31 AM
The National Weather Service is about to boost its computing power by more than tenfold, which officials hope will translate to better forecasts.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's two supercomputers will more than triple in...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:20 AM
WASHINGTON John Boehner's official online biography as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives boasts that he eliminated legislative pork spending and required bills to be posted three days before a vote.
It's not exactly the legacy of a Henry...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 5:48 PM
CAMDEN, N.J. — A federal judge appeared to favor a Jersey shore town's arguments that New Jersey can't proceed with a plan to widen beaches and build protective sand dunes without letting the owners challenge the proposal.
Judge Renee Marie Bumb...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:51 AM
Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who handled the Eric Garner chokehold case, said Sunday he hopes Democrats won't make the case an issue as he runs for a vacated congressional seat.
"I would hope that they would respect the fact that there...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:42 PM
Hurricane predictions are about to become more accurate – and possibly more long-range.
That's thanks to two government supercomputers, which will be upgraded this month to perform a staggering 1.5 quadrillion operations per second, an enormous...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:12 PM
The smoking televisions, popping light bulbs and sparking wall plugs in Bushkill Township homes Tuesday night followed the failure of a Met-Ed transformer, a utility company spokesman said Wednesday.
"We had a transformer failure and it affected about...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:03 AM
There was a time when I held Chris Christie in relatively high regard.
I particularly liked the way he refused to let politics get in the way of teaming up with Barack Obama to get help for people in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. I'm from...