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It Could Be Worse: At Least We Don’t Have to Deal With Hurricanes

August 7, 2014 | 9:28 am

It Could Be Worse: At Least We Don’t Have to Deal With Hurricanes

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Iselle and Julio are bearing down on the Hawaiian Islands, while Bertha wimps out on the East Coast.

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2011 a Record-Breaker for Extreme (and Costly) Weather

December 7, 2011 | 5:36 pm

2011 a Record-Breaker for Extreme (and Costly) Weather

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—the agency that goes by the user-friendly handle of NOAA (pronounced “Noah”)—broke some news today at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco announced that by the agency’s calculations, the United States has suffered a dozen “billion-dollar” weather events this year. That’s […]

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