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July 4th Forecast: Typical Summer Weather

6/30/2022 by Editor

By NOAA. If you are wondering how the weather forecast is shaping up in your area for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, you’ve come to the right place. Typical summer weather is expected for much of the U.S. with scattered showers and thunderstorms from parts of the Southwest to… SEE MORE

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Rising Water Levels in the Great Lakes

6/30/2022 by Editor

By New research into Great Lakes water levels looks farther into the future to predict how much climate change will increase lake levels in four of the five Great Lakes. The predictions for the levels between now and 2050 show average increases from 2010-2019 levels of Lake Superior rising… SEE MORE

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Melting Arctic Ice Could Yield New Trade Routes

6/27/2022 by Editor

By Science Daily. Melting ice in the Arctic Ocean could yield new trade routes in international waters, reducing the shipping industry’s carbon footprint and weakening Russia’s control over trade routes through the Arctic, a study found. With climate change rapidly warming the world’s oceans, the future of the Arctic Ocean… SEE MORE

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Florida Surpasses One Million Recreational Boaters

6/25/2022 by Editor

More than 1 million recreational boats are registered in Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The agency announced Friday that the number had been surpassed, with the most vessel registrations in Miami-Dade County, with 74,622, followed by Pinellas County, with 53,867; Lee County, with 50,304; Broward… SEE MORE

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Remembering Jacques Cousteau

6/24/2022 by Editor

By John Englander. Twenty five years ago, a legendary explorer, scientist, and communicator passed forever into the great abyss. Just the mention of the first name “Jacques” in a context of scuba diving, coral reefs, oceans, or environmental issues would have led many to assume they were talking about Captain… SEE MORE

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2022 Hurricane Season: US Cities With Highest Risk

6/23/2022 by Editor

By Aarthi Swaminathan. As the country enters hurricane season from June 1 to the end of November, homes in New York and Miami are at the highest risk for property damage, according to a report released Wednesday from housing-research firm CoreLogic. Overall, more than 33 million homes in America are… SEE MORE

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Florida Python Hunt Set for August

6/19/2022 by Editor

By APnews.  Flanked by a huge writhing snake, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that the annual prize-winning hunt for invasive Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades will begin Aug. 5. People must register to participate and complete an online training course for the event, which typically draws hundreds from… SEE MORE

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A West Coast First: Water Wheel Trash Collector

6/19/2022 by Editor

By Erica I. Ritchie. Newport Beach is set to be the first city on the West Coast to turn to a relatively low-tech, autonomous water wheel system to scoop trash headed toward Upper Newport Bay, the harbor and the ocean. The California Coastal Commission commended the city for its plan… SEE MORE

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Free Online Boating Safety Courses

6/17/2022 by Editor

By BoatUS. Now that we are almost into July, one of the busiest months for recreational boating, it is a good time to brush up on boating safety. Recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard, approved by NASBLA and your state boating license agency, Boat US offers the only free online… SEE MORE

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Interactive map: Changes in Sea Level Over Time

6/15/2022 by Editor

By Rebecca Lindsey, Julia Engdahl, Nathan Murry, Analise Keeney, Ashley Miller, Chris Veras, and Audra Luscher. Global sea level has risen between 6 and 8 inches (15-20 cm) over the last 100 years. About one third of the increase is due to the thermal expansion of ocean water as it has gotten warmer, and about two-thirds… SEE MORE


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