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  • 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...
  • Irvine water reserve in better shape than most, official tells council

    The Irvine City Council received a positive report Tuesday on drought preparedness as the state endures a continuing dry spell approaching historic proportions. California is deep into its third year of drought conditions, according to the National...
  • Rain only slightly improves drought conditions

    Rain only slightly improves drought conditions
    Recent rain throughout California made only a slight dent on a drought that has chugged along relentlessly for more than three years, according to federal scientists. And dry conditions are expected to return for the next two weeks. Rainfall...
  • Obama to order major expansion of ocean sanctuary in Pacific

    Obama to order major expansion of ocean sanctuary in Pacific
    President Obama announced a series of measures Tuesday to protect parts of the world’s oceans, including the creation of a marine sanctuary that would close a large swath of the central Pacific to fishing and energy development. The plan would...
  • Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.

     Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.
    Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen. Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...
  • Angling for the benefits of oyster restoration

    Angling for the benefits of oyster restoration
    "Fish on!" called P.J. Klavon, as he reached for a trap hauled from the placid waters of the Tred Avon River. Inside the black metal cage wriggled a single white perch, a safe distance from a blue crab. The fish weren't exactly jumping last week into...
  • 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,...
  • Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?

    Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?
    Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why. Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable...
  • NOAA predicts slow Atlantic hurricane season

    The Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off Sunday, and federal forecasters say odds are we'll be seeing fewer hurricanes than normal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects an El Nino to develop this summer, a weather...
  • 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...
  • Incredibly strange goblin shark caught off Key West

    Incredibly strange goblin shark caught off Key West
    Shrimp fishermen were in for a shock when they pulled in an incredibly rare goblin shark off of Key West, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This marks the second time a goblin shark has ever been recorded in the Gulf of...