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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Divers stop oil leaking from sunken World War II ship, but threat still looms

    RALEIGH, N.C. The W.E. Hutton is one of hundreds of wrecks off the North Carolina coast, known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, where treacherous currents, shifting sands and strong storms have feasted on ships for centuries. Earlier this month, the...
  • Florida Lionfish ban, nation's first, goes into effect

    Florida Lionfish ban, nation's first, goes into effect
    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...
  • August heats up with book events

    August heats up with book events
    A variety of readings, movies, children's events and other activities are being scheduled during August to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Broward County Libraries. The library system was established as part of the Broward County...
  • 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...