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Weak 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Draws To Close

Forecasters say the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends Saturday, has delivered the fewest hurricanes since 1982.

11/25/2013

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Teachers Go Back To School On The Bay

A new state rule requires all Maryland high school graduates to be environmentally literate—but first, teachers have to get up to speed.

07/09/2013

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Scientists: Tsunami Hit East Coast Earlier In June

A storm that blew through earlier this month might have spurred a rare phenomenon for the East Coast: a tsunami.

06/25/2013

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Drier Weather Will Make For Smaller Dead Zone In The Bay This Summer

Dead zones in the bay don’t usually bring good news. But they do when they’re smaller than normal.

06/19/2013

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Hurricane Forecast: Another Busy Atlantic Season

Get ready for another busy hurricane season, maybe unusually wild, federal forecasters say.

05/23/2013

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Agencies Want Help Recording Historic Weather Data

The National Archives is partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to recruit citizen scientists to help transcribe weather data from historic ship logs.

10/24/2012

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NOAA To Open New Center On Weather Prediction

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is set to open the new Center for Weather and Climate Prediction.

10/15/2012

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U.S. Forecasters Raise Atlantic Hurricane Outlook

U.S. forecasters are raising their estimate of potential storms in the remainder of the Atlantic hurricane season, which enters its peak period this month.

08/09/2012

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Scientists To Study Oysters, New Species In Chesapeake Bay With $1M Federal Grant

A million dollars might just buy some answers in the Chesapeake.

12/02/2011

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Maryland Boaters Asked To Prepare For Irene

Maryland Natural Resources Police say boaters should prepare now for stormy weather related to Hurricane Irene.

08/23/2011

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Shipwrecks’ Effect On Environment Probed

NOAA is working to determine which of the more than 30,000 coastal shipwrecks they’ve identified contain fuels that could cause ecological damage, if they spring a leak.

07/20/2011

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Officials: 40 Fish Populations Being Overfished

Forty stocks of fish populations are subject to overfishing in U.S. waters, but progress is being made to rebuild stocks and reduce overfishing, federal officials said Thursday.

07/15/2011