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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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