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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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NOAA's hurricane hunters due for overhaul

    NOAA's hurricane hunters due for overhaul
    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...
  • 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...
  • Lake warns motorists to be prepared for flooding

    TAVARES — Lake County has been hit with a lot of stormy weather lately, and county officials are warning residents to be ready when flooding occurs. "During seasonal heavy storms, tropical storms and hurricanes, Lake County's roads may become...
  • "Thin, disoriented" whale spotted swimming in Hampton Roads

    "Thin, disoriented" whale spotted swimming in Hampton Roads
    A “thin and obviously disoriented” 40-foot whale is swimming in circles and laps in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay, and the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team is trying to figure out why. Team members have set out every...
  • Coast Guard signs new agreement to service NOAA fleet at Curtis Bay yard

    Coast Guard signs new agreement to service NOAA fleet at Curtis Bay yard
    The U.S. Coast Guard's shipyard in Curtis Bay has signed an agreement to provide ship maintenance over the next five years for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atlantic fleet. The new memorandum of understanding, announced Tuesday by...
  • NOAA predicts an even tamer Atlantic hurricane season

    It's been a tepid hurricane season so far, and odds are getting better it'll stay that way. As the Atlantic hurricane season approaches its peak, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration adjusted its 2014 forecast and now says the chances...