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  • Summer of 2014 hottest on record, officially

    Summer of 2014 hottest on record, officially
    If the summer of 2014 felt unusually warm to you, you were right -- at least on a global level. From June through August of 2014, the average temperature of our planet was 62.78 degrees Fahrenheit -- 1.28 degrees higher than the 20th century average,...
  • Scientists probe secrets of Dry Tortugas

    MIAMI In the remotest part of the Florida Keys, 70 miles west of Key West and accessible only by boat or seaplane, there's an underwater world filled with habitats as happening as Miami's hottest nightclubs. Several species of grouper, snapper and...
  • Scientists locate 'ghost' ship wrecks in San Francisco waters

    (Reuters) - U.S. government researchers working with divers and sonar equipment have located the wrecks of what they dubbed "forgotten ghost ships" in waters just outside San Francisco's Golden Gate strait. The discoveries by National Oceanic and...
  • How government pushes people in the wrong direction

    (Reuters) - As early as 1972, Congress recognized the inherent conflict of interest for local governments between the benefits of development and the necessity of protecting lives and limiting the costs of recurring disasters. That year, it passed the...
  • Bursts of solar radiation could make 'Northern Lights' visible across parts of U.S.

    Bursts of solar radiation could make 'Northern Lights' visible across parts of U.S.
    Two solar flares that occurred this week are speeding toward Earth, possibly causing minor disruptions for radio technology and power grids, and also making the aurora borealis appear much farther south than normal. Neither flare was particularly...
  • 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,...
  • California breaks heat record since measurements began in 1895

    California breaks heat record since measurements began in 1895
    The first eight months of 2014 were the warmest on average in California’s history since record-keeping began in 1895, federal scientists announced this week. The average temperature was 62.6 degrees in California over the time period, coming in...
  • U.S. skygazers could get rare glimpse of northern lights

    U.S. skygazers could get rare glimpse of northern lights
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Stargazers across a wide swath of the United States could get a rare view on Friday of the northern lights, a colorful cosmic display normally only visible in far northern latitudes. The northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, was...
  • Global Hawks wrapping up 3-year mission at NASA's Wallops

    Global Hawks wrapping up 3-year mission at NASA's Wallops
    The working life of the big Global Hawk drone aircraft is spent skimming the tops of hurricanes, soaring at 60,000 feet through the untroubled stratosphere for hours and hours on end, eyeing the maelstrom just below. "Just steamin' and dreamin'," said...
  • Only one number is important for hurricanes

    Only one number is important for hurricanes
    When it comes to hurricane predictions, numbers don't matter. For months before hurricane season, and all through the summer and early fall, you hear numbers and predictions. There will be more hurricanes this year. There will be fewer hurricans...
  • 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...