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  • Sunny start to week

    Sunny start to week
    Expect an overall nice week with lots of sun, mild mornings and warm afternoons. A weak cold front is expected to increase the chance of rain on Wednesday. South Florida's Monday forecast calls for sunny skies with highs in the low 80s and lows in the...
  • 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...
  • Watch six decades of global warming in 15 seconds

    Watch six decades of global warming in 15 seconds
    NASA says the planet is getting warmer -- and a new video shows us what the trend looks like over time. A study released on Tuesday from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies found that 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 as the seventh-warmest year since...
  • 3 steps to prepare for the next disaster

    As a "sudden wealth" financial planner, I take great pride in helping others determine where they are going and how to get there. I consider myself an eternal optimist. In my mind, the glass is not half empty or half full -- it is well on its way to...
  • Like a tree's rings, blue whale's earwax tells a story of its life

    Like a tree's rings, blue whale's earwax tells a story of its life
    Scientists probing a giant plug of earwax pulled from a dead blue whale have discovered in its hardened layers a detailed biography of the wild animal's life, from birth to death, in 6-month chapters.  Their new technique, described in the Proceedings...
  • Federal shutdown makes key government data hard to find

    Federal shutdown makes key government data hard to find
    Think the federal shutdown doesn’t concern you? Just try looking for some basic data. Data.gov is down, as are websites that distribute data for the Census, FBI, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Bureau of Labor...
  • Government shutdown cost public lots, report finds

    The congressional incompetence that shut down our federal government last month hurt the little guy in more ways than many of us probably could have imagined. The shutdown disrupted the lives of people ranging from Alaskan crab fishermen to eager...
  • Dolphin die-off linked to virus as casualties rise

    Dolphin die-off linked to virus as casualties rise
    Scientists believe a virus similar to measles in humans is responsible for an accelerating die-off in bottlenose dolphins along the Mid-Atlantic coast. Since July 1, 333 dead dolphins have washed ashore from North Carolina to New York, 10 times normal...
  • Humpback Whale Remains Entangled in Gillnetting 12 Days Later

    Humpback Whale Remains Entangled in Gillnetting 12 Days Later
    Despite continued efforts, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration crews have been unable to free a humpback whale entangled in gillnetting near Petersburg. The humpback first became entangled in the netting in Frederick Sound near Petersburg,...
  • NOAA Crews Ready Potentially Final Attempt to Free Whale

    NOAA Crews Ready Potentially Final Attempt to Free Whale
    Crews hope to make what could be their final attempt to free a humpback whale that became entangled in fishing gear last month near Petersburg. NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle says poor weather and sea conditions prevented the agency's team from making...
  • NOAA trims hurricane forecast, but still warns of active season

    Federal forecasters have softened their prediction of an extreme storm season, trimming back the number of hurricanes they expect this year to between six and nine. That’s a small drop from the seven to 11 hurricanes originally forecast in May,...