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New NOAA Spacecraft Readies for Launch Next Month

Updated: 8:30 PM - NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), scheduled to launch in five weeks, will give forecasters more reliable measurements of solar wind speed, improving their ability to monitor harmful solar activity, and replace an aging research satellite currently used to warn of impacts to Earth.

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Drones Might Help Show How Tornadoes Form

Updated: 6:03 PM - Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning how tornados form.

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Fresh Rain Causes Mudslide

Posted: 12/17/2014 - The latest storm in a string of wet weather hammered Southern California overnight, unleashing heavy rain and triggering a mudslide that blocked a freeway and stranded motorists.

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Several Hurt After American Jet Meets Turbulence

Updated: 12/17/2014 - An American Airlines jet encountered severe air turbulence shortly after taking off from Seoul, South Korea, prompting an unscheduled landing at Narita International Airport in Tokyo after 14 people asked for medical attention.

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Even from Space, Holidays Shine Brightly

Updated: 12/16/2014 - With a new look at daily data from the Suomi NPP satellite, a NASA scientist and colleagues have identified how patterns in nighttime light intensity change during major holiday seasons. According to the data, nighttime lights around many major U.S. cities shine 20 to 50 percent brighter during Christmas and New Year’s when compared to light output during the rest of the year. In some Middle Eastern cities, nighttime lights shine more than 50 percent brighter during Ramadan than the rest of the year.

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UN Envoy Urges Future Focus to Cut Disaster Risks

Posted: 12/16/2014 - A decade since a tsunami killed 230,000 people in Southeast Asia, the United Nations' top official for dealing with natural disasters says the world must do more to prepare for extreme weather.

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More Rain Forecasted for California

Posted: 12/14/2014 - More rain is in the forecast for California, but the two water-bearing fronts approaching the region aren't packing the wallop delivered by a major storm last week.

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Less Than 10K Still Without Power in Vermont

Posted: 12/13/2014 - Fewer than 10,000 customers are still without power in Vermont, three days after a brutal storm pounded the state with heavy, wet snow and caused the worst outages in years.

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Major Storm Sweeps Through Southern California

Updated: 12/12/2014 - Up to 5 inches of desperately needed rain fell in some areas of Southern California from a major winter storm, but with few exceptions damage across the densely populated region was minor.

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What Four Years of Drought In Texas Looked Like

Updated: 12/12/2014 - National Weather Service Techniques Development Meteorologist, Corey Pieper created an image of what the drought has looked like over Texas since 2000.

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Scant Progress as UN Climate Enter Final Stretch

Posted: 12/12/2014 - U.N. global warming talks in Lima, Peru, are heading into their last scheduled day with rich and poor countries arguing over the formal pledges on emissions targets they'll present ahead of a key summit in Paris next year.

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