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  • Yearning for a white Christmas? 5 cities where it's most likely to snow

    Yearning for a white Christmas? 5 cities where it's most likely to snow
    The weather outside really has been frightful. The East Coast currently is slammed with snow in its second nor'easter of the season. But where's it likely to be snowing around Dec. 25 for those who want a white Christmas? AccuWeather says look to the...
  • The great seafood rip-off

    The great seafood rip-off
    When grouper appears on a restaurant menu, a diner ought to be confident that grouper is served, not catfish from Thailand. At the grocery store, a container labeled "Chesapeake Bay" crab meat should actually contain crab from the Chesapeake Bay. And no...
  • New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market

    New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market
    Addressing growing concerns over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program giving consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crab and other seafood they eat. The new...
  • Satellite to better predict solar storms

    Satellite to better predict solar storms
    Hurricanes, tornadoes and thunderstorms aren't the only systems that cause trouble. Solar storms, or major flare-ups on the surface of the sun, can blast the Earth with magnetic energy and disrupt everything from telecommunications to GPS systems....
  • U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space

    U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space
    Americans are serious about their Christmas lights -- so much so that a NASA satellite can see them from space. The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, which NASA operates with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, can&...
  • Chill: This winter won't be so bad

    Chill: This winter won't be so bad
    After one of the worst winters on record last year, it's understandable that municipalities might want to build stockpiles of rock salt to rival Egypt's Great Pyramids. That would be a big mistake, according to Bill Kirk, chief executive officer of...
  • Baltimore meteorologists predict cold, snowy winter

    Baltimore meteorologists predict cold, snowy winter
    Two local broadcast meteorologists are predicting another colder-than-normal winter with above-average snowfall. Justin Berk, a former TV meteorologist who now offers updates on his own website and Facebook page, forecasts about 30 inches of snow at...
  • Weather agency reports cyber attacks on four websites

    Weather agency reports cyber attacks on four websites
    The U.S. agency that operates the National Weather Service said on Wednesday four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks, becoming the latest federal agency to fall victim to a cyber attack. "In recent weeks, four NOAA websites were compromised by...
  • Time-lapse view of California storm from space

    Time-lapse view of California storm from space
    The rainstorm that has soaked California is shown from space in a time-lapse video that highlights the elegant movement of streaming white clouds over the West Coast. The 36-second animation, using data from NOAA's GOES-West satellite, shows the sweep...
  • California needs more rain, any way you count it

    California needs more rain, any way you count it
    So how many more storms like the ones California experienced this week would it take to end the drought? The easy answer is: a lot. But the more complex answer involves looking at historic rain patterns and reservoir levels in different parts of the...
  • Supercomputers super impressive for weather, space travel

    Supercomputers super impressive for weather, space travel
    There are so many big, powerful computers these days. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently upgraded its supercomputer to handle 213 trillion calculations per second - to allow more accurate weather forecasts, including improved...