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Cooler weather on its way

Time to break out the long johns and stock up on firewood.
Summer forecast calls for heat but a bit more rain

...and came during a year that has seen above-normal temperatures every month. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center, the next three are likely to follow the same trend."Looking at their...
New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam demolition reproposed

A federal agency evaluating the controversial plan to deepen Savannah Harbor is resurrecting efforts to demolish New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam near Augusta.
Upon further study ...

June 1 is approaching, and all of you may be marking your calendars for different reasons.
Late rain won't fix problem

Beginning Tuesday, we'll have a brand new year but the same old drought.
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Damage to coral reefs threatens tourism-dependent economies
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Student detects mercury

Lauren Smith knew her science fair project might stir up mud.
Metro | Natural history and anthropology | Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School
Caribbean coral suffers record bleaching, death

WASHINGTON - A one-two punch of bleaching from record hot water followed by disease has killed ancient and delicate coral in the biggest loss of reefs scientists have ever seen in Caribbean waters.
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Weather radio, Homeland Security combining emergency warning efforts

WASHINGTON -- Emergency alerts for everything from tornadoes to missing children and terror warnings will get out to the public through an expanded weather radio network, the government announced Thursday.
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Calculator tells time of sunrise, sunset

WASHINGTON -- What time should you head out on that fishing trip to be on the lake by sunrise? How late can you drive on the next vacation before it starts getting dark? These and other questions about the movement of the sun are answered at the newly updated Internet solar calculator operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Air Resources Laboratory in Boulder, Colo. An improved version of the calculator debuted this week. An earlier version was set up to help scientists calculate solar noon while doing research in the field.
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