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The first new Hurricane Hunter aircraft since the 1990s

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Congress’ passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in the summer of 2022 included nearly a half-billion dollars for weather forecasting and research. $100 million of...
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New report shows record number of ‘sunny day’ floods

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Coastal communities are seeing more flooding on sunny days. Here’s why.  What You Need To Know Coastal flooding during high tides is twice as likely...
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Need a thermometer? Listen to the crickets

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Chirp! Chirp! The noise of crickets is a familiar summer sound, but did you know you can tell the temperature from their songs? What You...
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Seville, Spain has started naming heat waves

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We are all familiar with naming hurricanes and ranking them by category, but now there’s a push to do the same with heat waves. What...
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Scientists are now using satellites track air quality

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Air quality affects everyone and now there’s a new way for experts to track smoke and smog. What You Need To Know Scientists have developed...
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Greenhouse gas now at highest level in over 4 million years

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Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the key drivers of rising temperatures on our planet and a new report shows the Earth’s CO2 levels are...
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Tornado scientists need your help

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Do you have a tornado tale to share? You could help researchers. Here’s how. What You Need To Know There were over 1,300 tornadoes in...
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NOAA reports shows clean air is causing more hurricanes

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Most times cleaner air is good news, but that’s not the case for hurricanes.  What You Need To Know From 1980 to 2020, air pollution...
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2021 set records for greenhouse gases

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A new report shows that methane, the second-most potent greenhouse gas, set records in 2021. What You Need To Know Methane is 25 times as...
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Satellite provides new tool for tracking the Polar Vortex

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The polar vortex can bring severe cold and storms. This winter, there’s a satellite that is helping forecasters track it innovatively.  What You Need To...