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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Hurricane intensity era coming to an end?

    Hurricane intensity era coming to an end?
    Is the era of hurricane intensity drawing to a close? Such eras generally last between one and three decades, and we're in year 19. They tend to produce an abnormal number of hurricanes and major hurricanes each season, increasing the odds of a U.S....
  • 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...
  • Lake County Public Works cautioning residents about the dangers of flooding

    Lake County’s Public Works Department is trying to get out the message to residents that during the rainy season, flooding can occur – and citizens should absolutely not make the mistake of underestimating the often devastating impact of...
  • Show features 1996 vampire-cult leader

    Show features 1996 vampire-cult leader
    The story of how a teen vampire cult bludgeoned a couple to death in Eustis and disappeared with the family's 15-year-old daughter will air at 9 p.m. Thursday on Investigation Discovery's "Handsome Devils" series. In 1996, the parents of a 15-year-old...
  • Michael Mann: Public opinion critical for climate change fight

    If it's seemed warm to you of late, you'd be right. It is warm — in southeastern Pennsylvania, throughout the state and around the world. May 2014 was the warmest May on record on the planet, as noted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...