| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:26 PM
By addressing national issues in his recent State of the State speech, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took another step toward a presidential campaign. As a New Jersey Republican, I should be one of the first in line to support him. But, boy, does he make...
| 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"...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:17 PM
In one case a major metropolis was flooded within hours, leaving thousands homeless, millions without power, transportation and businesses shut down, and a mass human crisis. In the other case, three years of sunshine and blue skies have left water...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:28 AM
The havoc storm Sandy wrought up and down the East Coast has for most people receded into the past.
But not for everyone.
A barrage of federal lawsuits accuse a number of insurance companies — including The Hartford Financial Services Group...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Rising seas and pounding waves driven by climate change are chipping away at the coast near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, threatening launch pads and future operations, scientists said on Friday.
"There's reason to be nervous now because the...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting was not...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Thousands of police officers, state troopers, sheriff's deputies and others from law enforcement agencies big and small across the country gathered at the New York City funeral of a slain officer killed with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush a week...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:36 AM
The high waves that crashed on South Florida's beaches over the past few days caused only moderate beach erosion, with no loss of sand comparable to major storms like Hurricane Sandy, officials said.
Worst hit were some of the usual erosion hotspots....
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 4:19 PM
HACKENSACK, N.J. — Superstorm Sandy ripped houses from their foundations, reshaped the Jersey Shore and shuttered countless businesses in October 2012, but now researchers at Rutgers University tell of another devastating consequence: It increased...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter how fast...