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  • Slightly bigger Chesapeake 'dead zone' seen this summer

    Slightly bigger Chesapeake 'dead zone' seen this summer
    Scientists are predicting that the Chesapeake Bay's oxygen-starved "dead zone" will be slightly larger than average this summer. Using computer modeling underwritten by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, researchers forecast that by...
  • Tropical Storm Arthur set to become hurricane just in time for July 4

    Tropical Storm Arthur set to become hurricane just in time for July 4
    As the United States prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the weather is preparing to supply the fireworks in the form of the first named Atlantic hurricane of the season. Tropical Storm Arthur, carrying winds of 40 mph, was about 95 miles off...
  • Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?

    Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why. Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable...
  • Forecasts take Tropical Storm Arthur farther offshore, after brushing N.C.

    Forecasts take Tropical Storm Arthur farther offshore, after brushing N.C.
    The latest forecasts for Tropical Storm Arthur show it well off the coast of the Delmarva peninsula as it passes by on the Fourth of July, but before that it could brush the Outer Banks as a Category 1 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center's...
  • New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines

    New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines
    After dozens of nonsensical proposals to kill hurricanes with everything from nuclear bombs to cat litter, finally an idea that might work: Enormous wind turbines placed offshore from storm vulnerable cities. But costs in the trillions and environmental...
  • Hurricane satellites help save South Florida boaters

    Hurricane satellites help save South Florida boaters
    They're sort of like guardian angels — 22,000 miles above the Earth. The same weather satellites that track hurricanes also helped rescue more than 20 people on sinking or disabled boats in the vicinity of South Florida last year, according to a...
  • Where are the most pleasant cities in Florida?

    Where are the most pleasant cities in Florida?
    "Florida's just being a jerk now." At least that's one social media statement making the Internet rounds accompanied with a temperature map showing one giant frigid, blue country, except of course for the balmy yellow- and orange-colored Sunshine State....
  • Florida keeps eye on possible El Nino

    Florida keeps eye on possible El Nino
    Will El Niño develop by this summer and potentially make for another relatively quiet hurricane season? Several forecast models say "there's an increasing chance" that could happen, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....
  • Why experts blew the 2013 hurricane forecasts

    Why experts blew the 2013 hurricane forecasts
    Why did all the experts get the hurricane season outlook so wrong? Twelve forecast teams predicted an average of 16 named storms, including eight hurricanes, four major. Yet this season, which ends Saturday, saw only 13 named storms, including two...
  • Sharks may hold key to hurricane forecasts

    Sharks may hold key to hurricane forecasts
    They're called ocean weathermen. More than 750 sharks, tarpon, tuna and billfish, fitted with satellite-linked tags, are providing scientists with data on temperature and salinity at various depths in the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean. It's information...
  • Rip currents: Our most deadly weather-related hazard

    Rip currents: Our most deadly weather-related hazard
    Thanks to beautiful weather, spring break and tourists escaping from winter storms, the beaches are jam-packed now — and potentially deadly. March is the beginning of the rip current season, when the number of ocean rescues significantly...