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  • Snow doesn't always fall from the sky

    Snow doesn't always fall from the sky
    Did you know that it snows – frequently – not all that far from South Florida? But it’s not the usual white flakes that fall from the sky. We’re talking about ocean snow, or the dead and decaying plants and animals that drift...
  • From the Boathouse: Whale watchers, report your sightings

    Ahoy! The beautiful weather is here, and I know all good boaters have made their New Year's resolutions. What kind of resolutions do boaters make? And do the resolutions last at least until spring thaw? Luckily Southern California's coastline doesn'...
  • Supercomputers to perform quadrillions of operations per second

    Supercomputers to perform quadrillions of operations per second
    Remember Hal, the naughty computer in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey? Well, two government supercomputers are about to become scary too – scary powerful, that is. By this October, the supercomputers operated by the National Oceanic and...
  • 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...
  • Satellites send weather info directly to Miami

    Satellites send weather info directly to Miami
    Sounds a bit like a James Bond movie: A low-key laboratory on Virginia Key in Miami now can receive signals from polar orbiting satellites as they pass overhead. But there’s no evil plot to take over the world involved. Rather, the...
  • 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....
  • NOAA: Hurricane season was 'relatively quiet'

    NOAA: Hurricane season was 'relatively quiet'
    Another uneventful season in the books. "Relatively quiet," is how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration described it in a postmortem, adding, "as was predicted." For Florida, that means the season won't be remembered at all, other...
  • 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&...
  • 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...