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  • Global warming has become normal climate to most

    Global warming has become normal climate to most
    Global warming has been going on for so long that most people were not even born the last time the Earth was cooler than average in 1985 in a shift that is altering perceptions of a "normal" climate, scientists said. "Because the last three decades have...
  • Water ban over, Toledo drinks from tap again; Erie algae a big problem

    Water ban over, Toledo drinks from tap again; Erie algae a big problem
    A ban on drinking water in Toledo, Ohio’s fourth-largest city, was lifted Monday after tests showed that toxins had returned to acceptable levels, city officials announced. Hundreds of thousands of residents in the city were told not to drink...
  • California's severe drought unchanged despite record thunderstorms

    California's severe drought unchanged despite record thunderstorms
    A series of thunderstorms that have hit California in recent weeks may have delivered devastating torrents of rain in some areas, but on the whole they were "inconsequential" in terms of easing the state's worsening drought, according to a report issued...
  • Strong El Nino, which could bring soaking winter storms to California, fizzling out

    SAN JOSE, Calif. A powerful El Nino that had been emerging in the Pacific is fizzling out, evaporating hopes it will deliver a knockout punch to California's three-year drought. A new report from scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • 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...
  • Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in 'nuisance flooding' events

    Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in 'nuisance flooding' events
    The average number of days Annapolis and Baltimore see flooding that causes road closures or overwhelmed storm drains has grown ten-fold over the past 50 years, the largest increase in the nation, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Heading into the late innings on climate change

    Heading into the late innings on climate change
    We're numbers guys. Climate science is all about observations and data. They reveal the past and help us plan the future. In meteorology, observations and data are the backbone of forecasts and statistics are the vertebrae of narratives. We're also fans...
  • Fewer hurricanes predicted in updated forecast

    Forecasters upped the odds for a slow hurricane season Thursday, predicting even fewer storms as record strong winds in the upper atmosphere keep a lid on brewing storms. Just five to 10 storms are predicted over the rest of the season that runs...
  • Ships and blue whales on a collision course off California coast

    Ships and blue whales on a collision course off California coast
    Blue whales cluster for long periods in the busy shipping lanes off the California coast, according to a new study that raises concern about collisions between vessels and the endangered animals. “It’s an unhappy coincidence,” 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...
  • NOAA slightly lowers seasonal outlook

    NOAA slightly lowers seasonal outlook
    With the busiest stretch of the hurricane season fast approaching, government forecasters slightly lowered their outlook on Thursday, now calling for seven to 12 named storms, including three to six hurricanes, with zero to two of those being major....