| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Sounds a bit like a James Bond movie: A low-key laboratory on Virginia Key in Miami now can receive signals from polar orbiting satellites as they pass overhead.
But there’s no evil plot to take over the world involved.
| Aug 3, 2014
After pounding through 183 hurricanes over the past 38 years, two Lockheed WP-3 Orion turboprops are almost ready for the junk heap.
Yet new hurricane hunters could cost a prohibitive $300 million.
Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the National Oceanic and...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Another uneventful season in the books.
"Relatively quiet," is how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration described it in a postmortem, adding, "as was predicted."
For Florida, that means the season won't be remembered at all, other...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:12 PM
The Irvine City Council received a positive report Tuesday on drought preparedness as the state endures a continuing dry spell approaching historic proportions.
California is deep into its third year of drought conditions, according to the National...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Recent rain throughout California made only a slight dent on a drought that has chugged along relentlessly for more than three years, according to federal scientists.
And dry conditions are expected to return for the next two weeks.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:23 PM
After one of the worst winters on record last year, it's understandable that municipalities might want to build stockpiles of rock salt to rival Egypt's Great Pyramids.
That would be a big mistake, according to Bill Kirk, chief executive officer of...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Two local broadcast meteorologists are predicting another colder-than-normal winter with above-average snowfall.
Justin Berk, a former TV meteorologist who now offers updates on his own website and Facebook page, forecasts about 30 inches of snow at...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 11:46 AM
The U.S. agency that operates the National Weather Service said on Wednesday four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks, becoming the latest federal agency to fall victim to a cyber attack.
"In recent weeks, four NOAA websites were compromised by...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 10:10 AM
The wreck of a World War Two German U-boat and a freighter it sank 72 years ago have been discovered off the North Carolina coast by researchers, officials said.
The submarine, the U-576, and the Nicaraguan-flagged freighter Bluefields were found...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:44 PM
Does Lake Michigan ever freeze over? Our Lake Simcoe (in Canada) freezes, usually to a depth of 20 to 28 inches.
— George Leggett, Barrie, Ontario
Environment Canada and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Florida's ban on importing invasive lionfish, the first of its kind in the nation, goes into effect on Friday as wildlife managers look for a way to control the spread of the barbed, red-and-white striped fish.
Bringing the fish into the state is now...