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NASA Global Hawk Arrives to Begin NOAA-Led Mission to Improve Hurricane Forecasts

Posted: 08/26/2015 - With this weekend’s arrival of the NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft on Virginia’s eastern shore, scientists and pilots are now ready to start the NOAA-led mission to improve hurricane forecasts of track and intensity using data collected by the Global Hawk during the season’s hurricanes.

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Typhoon Leaves 15 Dead, Several Missing in North Philippines

Posted: 08/23/2015 - Philippine officials say a powerful typhoon has blown out of the northern Philippines, leaving at least 15 people dead and several others missing, including in a gold-mining village where more than 100 rescuers scramble to dig through a mudslide for possible survivors.

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2015 Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone ‘Above Average’

Updated: 08/21/2015 - Scientists have found this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone — an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life — is, at 6,474 square miles, above average in size and larger than forecast by NOAA in June. The larger than expected forecast was caused by heavy June rains throughout the Mississippi River watershed

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