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Forget April Showers, May Was Wettest in U.S. Records

Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists.

06/09/2015

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NOAA: This Winter Warmest On Record

Despite record-breaking snowfall and the deep freeze that across most of the U.S., this winter was the warmest on record.

03/21/2015

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Feds Move To Stop Fishing Crimes By Tracking Seafood Imports

In an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.

03/17/2015

Don't blame man-made global warming for the devastating California drought, a new federal report says.  (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Feds: Don’t Blame Global Warming For California Drought

Don’t blame man-made global warming for the devastating California drought, a new federal report says.

12/09/2014

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Study Finds As World Warms, US Gets More Lightning

Lightning strikes in the United States will likely increase by nearly 50 percent by the end of the century as the world gets warmer and wetter, a new study says.

11/13/2014

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Scientists: Almanac’s ‘Brutal Winter’ Prediction Is Most Likely Wrong

NOAA meteorologist says Almanac’s prediction of a harsh winter may be premature.

08/27/2014

Once again, the world hit record heat levels. The average global temperature last month tied the hottest April on record four years ago.  (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Global Temperatures Continue To Hit Record Highs Each Month

Once again, the world hit record heat levels. The average global temperature last month tied the hottest April on record four years ago.

05/21/2014

A thermometer in the sun on the sidewalk indicates a temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Study: Temperatures To Go Off-the-Charts Hot Around 2047

Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot — permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu in 2043.

10/09/2013

Satellite image provided by NASA of Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

NOAA Trims Forecast for Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

This Atlantic hurricane season may not be quite as busy as federal forecasters once thought, but they still warn of an unusually active and potentially dangerous few months to come.

08/08/2013

In this handout satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Sandy churns off the coast of Florida on Oct. 26, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. (credit: NOAA via Getty Images)

Va.-Based Nat’l Weather Service Supercomputer To Improve Forecasts

Reston, Virginia is now home to a National Weather Service computer that can make 213 trillion calculations per second, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says will improve forecasts.

07/29/2013

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