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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...
  • Enforcing seafood fraud laws a problem, former agents say

    Enforcing seafood fraud laws a problem, former agents say
    Three recently retired senior federal agents expressed concern last week about the lack of resources to investigate the black market fishing industry. Their message came weeks before the Obama administration is expected to issue recommendations to better...
  • A whale of a fight is brewing over Atlantic coastal drilling

    WASHINGTON Oil and gas companies hoping to drill in the Atlantic Ocean will have to contend with a new federal proposal to declare waters off the Carolinas and Georgia as critical for endangered whales. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
  • Feds spot third baby orca born recently to imperiled pods

    U.S. scientists following endangered killer whales from a research vessel have spotted a baby orca off the coast of Washington state, the third birth documented this winter but still leaving the population dangerously low. The research crew observed...
  • NOAA measures Washington Monument

    NOAA measures Washington Monument
    And you thought all NOAA does is track hurricanes. Turns out, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - parent agency of the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service - is pretty handy with a measuring stick. Actually,...
  • It's so cold the Great Lakes are turning into massive frozen plain

    It's so cold the Great Lakes are turning into massive frozen plain
    It is so cold this winter that the five Great Lakes are freezing over, joining Niagara Falls in a dramatic ice makeover. Lake Erie is nearly totally frozen and Lake Superior and Lake Huron aren’t far behind. Large swaths of Lake Michigan and...
  • NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study

    NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study
    Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants. They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
  • More sick sea lion pups washing up on California beaches

    Four times more sick and dying sea lion pups have gotten stranded on California beaches this year, and experts say unusually warm ocean water along the West Coast is to blame. Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said...
  • Winter weather both toasty and cold; a tale of 2 nations

    It may be hard to believe for a country that's shivering from Maine to Miami, but 2015 has gotten off to a rather toasty start. Last month was the second warmest January on record globally, behind 2007, with temperatures 1.4 degrees above the average for...
  • California sea lion crisis: Warmer seas may be to blame

    California sea lion crisis: Warmer seas may be to blame
    Nearly 1,000 abandoned California sea lions have washed ashore this year in what rehabilitation centers say is a growing crisis for the animals. Emaciated and dehydrated sea lions, mostly pups about 8 months old, have been admitted in record numbers...
  • BP cherry-picks study to dodge blame for massive deaths of gulf dolphins

    BP cherry-picks study to dodge blame for massive deaths of gulf dolphins
    In the years since its Deepwater Horizon oil spill befouled huge stretches of the Gulf of Mexico, oil giant BP has honed its skill at cherry-picking scientific studies to duck responsibility for the spill's environmental impacts. Its latest effort...