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  • Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns

    Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns
    A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms will hit Earth Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, officials said on Thursday. Individually, the storms,...
  • Special cameras 'Google-mapping' South Florida's coral reefs

    Special cameras 'Google-mapping' South Florida's coral reefs
    South Florida's coral reefs are about to get Google-mapped, sort of. Government scientists this month used new high-tech cameras to shoot a 360-degree view of the ocean in the Florida Keys. The goal: to map and then track coral reefs to see if...
  • 'Invests' are part of hurricane jargon

    'Invests' are part of hurricane jargon
    Thanks in part to social media, many people these days take words like "failure" or "invitation" and cut them down to size for phrases like "epic fail" or "where's my invite?" Well, Twitter fans and texters, the National Hurricane Center was all over...
  • Health of coral reefs critical for Floridians

    Always the underdog in man versus nature, the silent stalwarts of the sea finally scored a resounding victory, one that may keep them from the ocean's graveyard in our own backyard. Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration listed...
  • Dolphin die-off recedes, but Unusual Mortality Event lingers along East Coast

    Dolphin die-off recedes, but Unusual Mortality Event lingers along East Coast
    Last year, Virginia witnessed the worst mass dolphin die-off in its history as more than 300 bottlenose dolphins began stranding — about five times the annual average. Marine biologists were flummoxed. They suspected a deadly morbillivirus, and...
  • Baby killer whale born to endangered population in Washington state

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - An infant killer whale was spotted over the weekend in Washington state's Puget Sound, the first orca born to the region's endangered population of marine mammals in two years, experts said on Monday. It was not yet known whether...
  • NASA Langley, NOAA study the birth of hurricanes

    NASA Langley, NOAA study the birth of hurricanes
    At 2 a.m. on Aug. 23, Luke Ziemba strapped himself into a P-3 turboprop aircraft with 14 other scientists and flight crew in Tampa, Fla., and set off to rendezvous with a hurricane. Technically, Cristobal wasn't a hurricane yet, but a tropical...
  • Dead zone in upper bay hasn't shrunk, now fifth-largest for late August

    Dead zone in upper bay hasn't shrunk, now fifth-largest for late August
    The dead zone bedeviling the upper Chesapeake Bay still hasn't shrunk in overall size and now is considered the fifth-largest in 30 years of record-keeping, experts say. New data just released by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources shows that...
  • Pacific Rim nations agree to halve take of dwindling bluefin tuna

    Pacific Rim nations agree to halve take of dwindling bluefin tuna
    Japan, South Korea and the United States agreed Thursday on new annual limits on the catch of dwindling young bluefin tuna in an effort to double the population within a decade. The conservation plan announced by the Western and Central Pacific...
  • Special Report: As seas rise, a slow-motion disaster gnaws at U.S. shores

    WALLOPS ISLAND Virginia (Reuters) - Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels. The...
  • Saharan dust fills skies with haze, limits storms

    Saharan dust fills skies with haze, limits storms
    That milky haze filling South Florida's skies, courtesy of Saharan dust that drifted all the way from Africa, should linger through Thursday. That's a good — and not-so good — thing. While it poses no serious health threat, it has hurt air...