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  • Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in flooding events

    Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in flooding events
    Tuesday's flooding may have been extreme, but it wasn't unfamiliar for much of the region. The low spots are well known: Compromise and Dock streets in Annapolis, Caroline and Thames streets in Fells Point. After a good rain and a high tide, they're...
  • Satellite image shows massive rain system

    Satellite image shows massive rain system
    Satellite images of the storm that caused historic flooding in Baltimore and other parts of the Northeast show a system massive enough to rival some tropical storms that have hit the region. The image above was taken Tuesday from several orbits of the...
  • 'Mission Blue' explores life of oceanographer Sylvia Earle

     'Mission Blue' explores life of oceanographer Sylvia Earle
    The documentary "Mission Blue" chronicles the life's work of legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle, who served as chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration between 1990 and 1992 and has been an explorer-in-residence at the...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Scientists exploring offshore canyons for Atlantic deep-sea corals

    Scientists exploring offshore canyons for Atlantic deep-sea corals
    Seventy miles off Ocean City, scientists aboard the federal research vessel Henry B. Bigelow are exploring a lush underwater landscape that until recently few would have imagined — colorful corals clinging to the rocky slopes of deep-sea canyons....
  • 'Remarkable' warming reported in Central California coastal waters

    'Remarkable' warming reported in Central California coastal waters
    Ocean temperatures along the Central California coast experienced a "remarkable" warming period during the first three weeks of July, leading to unusual encounters with some fish species, scientists reported. The warmer ocean correlated with weaker...
  • 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...
  • 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...