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Assignment ManagerAccording to Appalachian Power and the National Weather Service, the threat of a dam failure at the Byllesby/Buck hydroelectric dam on the New River has been downgraded. Officials in Wythe County warned residents of a potential dam failure earlier...
If you follow the weather at all, you've heard something about Hurricane Sandy. The wave turned quickly into a storm Monday and will likely strengthen into a hurricane today as it approaches Jamaica and Cuba. The big question is where does Sandy go...
What was first captured on satellite, is now capturing the attention of scientists. Extreme melting of Greenland's surface ice cover. The photo above shows the extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet on July 8 (left) and July 12 (right)....
The National Resources Defense Council says Virginia is among the states least prepared for climate change. The environmental group is scheduled to explain why on Thursday when it releases a state-by-state analysis of what the states are doing -- or...
News DirectorFrom Denali in Alaska at more than 20 thousand feet, to Britton Hill in Florida at 345 feet above sea level, every state has a high point. Since the mid-1980's hundreds of intrepid hikers and explorers have shared the goal of reaching every high point...
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When the magnitude 9 earthquake struck Japan more than two years ago, there were 1,200 global positioning system stations recording ocean floor movement in real time. None was linked to that nation’s tsunami warning system, which underestimated...
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ReutersKIRUNA, Sweden (Reuters) - The Arctic Council agreed on Wednesday to admit emerging powers China and India as observers, reflecting growing global interest in the trade and energy potential of the planet's Far North. The organization, which coordinates...
The Hartford CourantLast week, the world got a case of sticker shock. For the first time in recorded history, the price of our energy-rich lifestyle hit the magic number of 400 parts-per-million carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. There's no politics involved in this number....
Carbon dioxide measurements in the Earth's atmosphere did not break the symbolic milestone of 400 parts per million at a Hawaiian observatory last week, according to a revised reading from the nation's climate observers. The National Oceanic and...
Reuters* Seas to rise 16.5 to 69 cm with moderate warming-ice2sea * Melt of Greenland, Antarctica less severe than expected By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, May 14 (Reuters) - A melt of ice on Greenland and Antarctica is likely to be less...
ReutersOSLO (Reuters) - A melt of ice on Greenland and Antarctica is likely to be less severe than expected this century, limiting sea level rise to a maximum of 69 cm (27 inches), an international study said on Tuesday. Even so, such a rise could...
Sun SentinelClimate change needs to start becoming a bigger factor in decisions about Palm Beach County transportation plans and development proposals, county officials said Tuesday. Raising roads near the coast to brace for sea level rise and considering pollution...
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