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FILE - This Oct. 30, 2012 aerial file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows flooding on the New Jersey shoreline caused by Superstorm Sandy. The unprecedented storm surge caused by the storm caused the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to increase the number of storm surge forecasters at the National Hurricane Center starting with the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season. They will also provide potential storm surge hazards at least 48 hours before the onset of tropical storm or gale-force winds. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen, File)
June 24, 2013 | Blog

Extreme weather claimed more than 300 lives and cost Americans billions making it the second-most expensive expensive year for natural disasters on record. Continue reading

In a Tuesday, June 5, 2012 photo, Lt. Sam Greenaway, right, looks at side scan sonar data along with survey tech Dvid Moehl, left, aboard the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration research ship Ferdinand R. Hassler in Norfolk, Va. The federal research vessel that will help update nautical charts on the East Coast will be commissioned Friday June 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 18, 2013 | Q&A

The director of the Center for Science and Democracy says scientific research is a core part of our democracy that is under threat from corporations and sequestration cuts. Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, the Center’s director, explains how industry manipulates and undermines scientific research, and the challenges scientists face in the digital age. Continue reading

Average temperatures in the continental U.S. for 2012 (NOAA)
January 8, 2013 | Blog
The NOAA has confirmed what many already predicted: 2012 was the warmest year ever for the contiguous U.S.