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Two strong solar storms hit Earth on schedule

The second of two solar storms, in the form of a coronal mass ejection from a solar flare, hit Earth as predicted midday Friday. An earlier storm hit late Thursday. “The second of the expected...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

March misery in frigid northern, eastern U.S.

What spring? Many parts of the northern and eastern U.S. took a serious chill pill in March, and several places probably will record one of their 10 coldest Marches. “Several cities in the Upper...

DATE: March 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

NOAA: 2013 4th-warmest year on Earth

The Earth had its fourth-warmest year on record in 2013, equaling the level set in 2003, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday. The average...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

October world’s 7th warmest

The globe had its seventh-warmest October on record, according to data released this week by the National Climatic Data Center. Records go back to 1880. It also marked the 344th consecutive month...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Study predicting more storms

Deadly and destructive thunderstorms -- and the violent tornadoes they produce – are forecast to see a “robust” increase across parts of the U.S. in upcoming decades because of climate change, says...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

When the supermoon hits your eye

Moon maniacs, this is your weekend. A so-called supermoon will rise in the east at sunset today. A supermoon occurs when the moon is slightly closer to Earth than it typically is, and the effect is...

DATE: June 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Arctic breaking record and going green – not in good way

The Arctic is becoming a greener and warmer place, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.The study, NOAA’s 2012 “State of the Arctic”...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Despite 2011, new study shows tornadoes not getting worse

The public may have assumed that tornadoes are getting worse ... along with their deadly and devastating damage. Remember last year’s tragic tornado season, when 550 Americans were killed?Well, no,...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

The world sizzles: Summer ranks as the third-warmest

While the U.S. sweated through one of its warmest summers on record, so, too, did the rest of the globe, federal scientists from the National Climatic Data Center announced Monday.The average...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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