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  • NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino

    NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino
    A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...
  • Skip sales tax during Virginia's hurricane preparedness tax holiday

    Skip sales tax during Virginia's hurricane preparedness tax holiday
    Virginia’s annual Hurricane Preparedness sales tax holiday will take place from Sunday, May 25 to Saturday, May 31. During the seven-day tax break, purchases of certain hurricane preparedness items will be exempt from Virginia sales tax. The sales...
  • Virginia's annual hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday begins Sunday

    Virginia's annual Hurricane Preparedness sales tax holiday will take place from Sunday to Saturday. During the seven-day tax break, purchases of certain hurricane preparedness items will be exempt from Virginia sales tax. The sales tax in Hampton Roads...
  • Our storm warning

    Too many coastal Virginia residents will not be moved by the bluster accompanying the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Dire predictions of powerful storms will be met by bravado and tales of having already endured the worst Mother Nature could...
  • Scientists discover new source of hurricane danger: Sexism

    Sexism may be getting in the way of hurricane safety. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Arizona State University looked at 63 years of hurricane fatality data collected by the National...
  • Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon

    Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon
    The sun unleashed two X-class solar flares in the span of one hour and 10 minutes Tuesday morning, and there is a good chance that more may be coming soon. Solar flares are big bursts of radiation that come from dark areas of the sun called sunspots. An...
  • 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...
  • Weekend: Hot with chance of storms

    Weekend: Hot with chance of storms
    Expect a hot weekend with high temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s. There also is a chance of showers and storms on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. South Florida's Friday forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80s and...
  • Google buys satellite company to improve maps, expand Internet access

    Google buys satellite company to improve maps, expand Internet access
    Technology giant Google is buying satellite imaging company Skybox Imaging for $500 million, the company announced Tuesday. The deal would immediately provide Google with the means to improve the quality and immediacy of its satellite imagery used for...
  • 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...
  • 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...