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  • A Changing Climate: More Extreme Weather Ahead

     A Changing Climate: More Extreme Weather Ahead
    The changing climate is expected to make Connecticut a different place with more extreme weather, hotter summers and more precipitation, disrupting the natural world around us and testing our ability to respond and adapt. Some changes will be volatile...
  • Cloudy Forecasting Gradually Clears: Weather Has Always Been Big News

    Forecasting the weather -- or trying to -- is as old as civilization. Around 340 B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a four-volume text exploring the origins and dynamics of different weather events. Still, for many hundreds of years,...
  • Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Caliente, Nev.

    Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Caliente, Nev.
    A shallow magnitude 4.1-magnitude earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon 24 miles from Caliente, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:30 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter...
  • Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Caliente, Nev.

    Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Caliente, Nev.
    A shallow magnitude 3.2-magnitude earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon 20 miles from Caliente, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:39 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 17.4 miles. According to the USGS, the...
  • Letters: What Boehner can do about California's drought

    Re "GOP seeks to tap water crisis," Jan. 27 Good of House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to drop by to help California fix our drought. Regarding reduced water deliveries to farmers to protect an endangered fish species, he claims that people from his...
  • Earthquake: 3.0 offshore quake strikes near Carpinteria

    Earthquake: 3.0 offshore quake strikes near Carpinteria
    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 11 miles from Carpinteria, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:22 a.m. PST at a depth of 4.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from...
  • Cloudy with showers today

    Cloudy with showers today
    Expect a warm cloudy day with scattered showers. The glum conditions come courtesy of the same cold front that is generating light snow, ice and freezing temperatures in the Panhandle today. South Florida's Wednesday forecast calls for mostly cloudy...
  • Letters: Drought-busting starts locally

    Re "Drought offers opportunity," Column, Jan. 20 George Skelton makes many good points in his column on the drought, but in his zeal for building more reservoir storage, he overlooks significant advances in local water supply and management in his...
  • Brown expected to stress his gains in State of the State speech

    Brown expected to stress his gains in State of the State speech
    SACRAMENTO — With the state's finances in the black and a probable reelection bid to come, Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address Wednesday is expected to hew to a familiar theme: Stay the course. As with the budget blueprint that Brown...
  • California Rep. George Miller earned his SOTU shout-out

    It was kind of cute, actually. Two men who, between them, have served about 80 years in Congress — and one of them ran for president — stood there beaming at each other like schoolboys after President Obama gave them a shout-out during the...
  • California bans fishing in several rivers in midst of drought

    California bans fishing in several rivers in midst of drought
    California wildlife officials have banned fishing in several rivers to protect salmon and steelhead trout during a severe drought that follows the state's driest year on record. Fish populations are in danger as low levels in many of the Golden State'...