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  • NWS: Snowfall Totals For Connecticut

    Latest Connecticut snow fall totals measured in inches by the National Weather Service: or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration HARTFORD COUNTY BURLINGTON 11.0 EAST HARTFORD 14.0 ENFIELD 6.5 GLASTONBURY 10.2 GRANBY 8.0 HARTFORD 9.0...
  • Forecast calls for drought in central North Carolina

    A forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says drought is likely to develop in central North Carolina through September. The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1f65llr) the Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory...
  • O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says

    July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too. A study of 315 locations around the country found that the holiday explosions temporarily boosted the levels of airborne...
  • RI fishermen to receive funds to improve sustainability

    Rhode Island fishermen are to receive up to $475,000 in federal funds to support research aimed at improving sustainability of local fisheries. The Rhode Island-based Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation was awarded $399,870. The Rhode Island Natural...
  • Big solar storm smacks Earth, may allow more to see auroras

    A severe solar storm slammed Earth on Monday afternoon, increasing the chances of fluctuations in the power grid and GPS. It also pushes shimmering polar auroras to places where more people can possibly see them. Federal forecasters said the Northern...
  • Chance to see 'Northern Lights' forecast Wednesday night

    Chance to see 'Northern Lights' forecast Wednesday night
    The "Northern Lights" put on a colorful show early Tuesday that was visible as far south as Virginia and Texas, and the aurora borealis could be visible again Wednesday, according to space weather forecasters. A burst of energy from the sun created a...
  • Letter: Plenty of facts to back-up climate change

    Editor: Richard Rothschild has just delivered a two part attack on climate change that seriously misrepresents the science and then claims that it's a communist plot to destroy capitalism. Really. You can't make this stuff up. Mr. Rothschild claims...
  • Smaller dead zone forecast for Chesapeake Bay this summer

    Smaller dead zone forecast for Chesapeake Bay this summer
    Fewer nutrients flowing into the Chesapeake Bay this spring likely means a smaller "dead zone" this summer, federal experts say. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) say they...
  • Federal agency slow to sanction employees accused of watching porn on taxpayers' dime

    Federal agency slow to sanction employees accused of watching porn on taxpayers' dime
    I sometimes scramble to find something to write about when I return to work after a week's vacation. Thankfully, the federal government always is there to bail me out. Government incompetence and wasteful spending never take a vacation. I can always...
  • Average Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' predicted this summer

    Federal scientists expect an average oxygen-starved "dead zone" off Louisiana's coast this summer, an area of nearly 5,500 square miles, or about the size of Connecticut. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that for the first time,...
  • El Niño strengthens, cuts odds of Florida hurricane strike

    El Niño strengthens, cuts odds of Florida hurricane strike
    El Niño is ramping up, and that's good news for South Florida. Renowned for ripping apart storms, the large-scale weather pattern significantly reduces the chance of a hurricane striking this region. "About one in five seasons with El Niño have...