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  • House Republicans schedule rare hearing on climate change

    House Republicans schedule rare hearing on climate change
    WASHINGTON – House Republicans have summoned the leaders of 13 federal agencies to a hearing next month to examine their plans to implement a sweeping climate change agenda that President Obama outlined in a June speech. Organized by the Energy...
  • NOAA trims hurricane forecast, but still warns of active season

    NOAA trims hurricane forecast, but still warns of active season
    Federal forecasters have softened their prediction of an extreme storm season, trimming back the number of hurricanes they expect this year to between six and nine. That’s a small drop from the seven to 11 hurricanes originally forecast in May,...
  • Voyage to study effects of ocean acidification off U.S. West Coast

    Voyage to study effects of ocean acidification off U.S. West Coast
    A team of scientists is setting out on a research expedition along the U.S. West Coast to study ocean acidification, the greenhouse gas-driven change in the chemistry of seawater that has been called climate change’s “evil twin.”...
  • 'Heat dome' grips two-thirds of the U.S.

    'Heat dome' grips two-thirds of the U.S.
    Cooler temperatures are approaching, but the year’s worst heat wave continues to punish areas from South Dakota to coastal Massachusetts on Thursday, prolonging withering conditions that have already claimed one man’s life in Kentucky....
  • In Long Beach, drafting a blueprint for exploring the world's oceans

    In Long Beach, drafting a blueprint for exploring the world's oceans
    More than a hundred explorers, scientists and government officials will gather at Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific on Friday to draft a blueprint to solve a deep blue problem: About 95% of the world's oceans remains unexplored. The invitation-...
  • Calculate BP's gulf oil spill damage broadly, report says

    Calculate BP's gulf oil spill damage broadly, report says
    The federal damage assessment of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill should take into account the broader economic and social impacts of the 2010 blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Research Council. The...
  • NASA's new astronauts: Will these men and women fly to Mars?

    NASA's new astronauts: Will these men and women fly to Mars?
    It’s been two years since NASA’s space shuttle program came to an end, but thousands of Americans still dream of becoming astronauts. Eight of them – four men and four women – were introduced Monday as NASA’s astronaut...
  • Despite more people and more cars, California's smog is in retreat

    Despite more people and more cars, California's smog is in retreat
    Despite a three-fold increase in people and cars in the last 50 years, California’s strict vehicle emissions standards have managed to significantly clear the state’s air, according to¬† new research. The study also found that Southern...
  • Drowning most common fatality during Superstorm Sandy

    Drowning most common fatality during Superstorm Sandy
    The leading cause of death during Superstorm Sandy last fall was drowning, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report, which analyzed 117 storm-related deaths, comes amid a National Oceanic and...
  • Images from space, radar show Oklahoma tornadoes

    Images from space, radar show Oklahoma tornadoes
    Images showing the massive tornadoes spawned by "super cell" thunderstorms over Oklahoma, and the scars they left behind, have been released by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The images show the sudden outbreak of super-...
  • Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere pass 400 milestone, again

    Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere pass 400 milestone, again
    The ratio of carbon dioxide reached 400 parts per million Sunday in readings taken by the two top monitors of greenhouse gases. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revised its Sunday reading to 400.06, following a Sunday reading of 400....