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March 27, 2015
NASA picks Orbital ATK for NOAA satellite
Dulles, Va. (UPI) Mar 25, 2015
NASA has contracted Orbital ATK to design, produce and integrate up to three Joint Polar Satellite Systems spacecraft for weather forecasting. The satellites will be operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In addition to weather forecasting the satellites will advance environmental and oceanographic science. "Orbital ATK is honored to be selected by NASA to produce the United States' next polar-orbiting weather satellites," said Mr. David W. Thompson, Orbital ATK ... read more

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ASC Signal secures NOAA contract for satellite antennas
ASC Signal Corporation has been awarded a contract by Harris Corporation to deliver a network of earth station antennas supporting the US Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin ... more
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Lightning kills five in Tanzania school
A lightning strike in Tanzania killed four school children and their teacher on Monday as they sheltered in their classroom, a teacher said. ... more
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Urbanization may affect the initiation of thunderstorms
A study that assessed the impact of urban land use on the initiation of thunderstorms from 1997 to 2013 in the humid subtropical region of the southeast United States found that so-called isolated c ... more
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African nations to invest in meteorology to 'save lives'
African countries agreed Saturday to strengthen their meteorological services to reduce the impact of extreme weather events at a meeting of ministers in Cape Verde. ... more
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Sandstorm lashes Middle East, halting Suez traffic
A fierce sandstorm lashed Egypt, Israel and Lebanon on Wednesday, forcing the closure of the Suez Canal and grounding domestic flights in Israel, officials said. ... more
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Lightning bolt kills seven in Zimbabwe: report
Six children and a woman were killed by a single bolt of lightning as they sheltered in their thatched homestead in rural Zimbabwe, state media reported Wednesday. ... more
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Long winter in US? Groundhogs disagree
American meteorologists were in the hot seat last week for erroneously forecasting blizzards that shut down New York, but on Monday, it was groundhogs that clashed over the onset of spring. ... more
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Urban heatwaves getting worse, study confirms
Urban heatwaves have become more frequent over the last 40 years, scientists reported on Friday. ... more
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Partly wrong with a chance of being right
The night before the Israel Defense Forces' 1976 mission rescuing over 200 hostages from hijackers in Entebbe, Uganda, Tel Aviv University's Prof. Pinhas Alpert, then head of an Israel Air Force bas ... more
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New York, meteorologists defend storm shutdown
New York authorities and meteorologists on Tuesday defended a decision to shut down America's biggest city for a storm that skirted the Big Apple, dumping the worst snow east and north. ... more
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Madagascar storm death toll climbs to 68
Sixty eight people were killed in the tropical storm that battered Madagascar over a week ago, according to new figures released Tuesday ahead of a national day of mourning. ... more
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2014 smashes temperature records in Europe
The year 2014 broke a series of heat records in France, Britain, Germany and Belgium, weather agencies reported Monday. ... more
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Lightning strike kills four on Brazil beach
A lightning strike during a sudden downpour killed four Brazilian beachgoers Monday, media reports said. ... more
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Tornado hits Mississippi, four dead, emergency declared
At least four people were killed in the southeastern US state of Mississippi on Tuesday after a tornado tore through the region, officials said. ... more
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Temperature rising faster in Finland than anywhere else: meteorologists
Temperatures in Finland rose almost twice as fast as in the rest the world over the past 166 years, meteorologists said Monday, supporting claims global warming hits higher altitudes hardest. ... more
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Birds can sense a coming storm and flee: study
Birds appear to be able to sense a coming storm and fly away before it hits, according to research out Thursday on golden-winged warblers in the United States. ... more
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Four die as homes collapse in Morocco storms
Four people have died in house collapses as new storms swept across Morocco at the weekend, a month after flooding killed nearly 50, the authorities said on Monday. ... more
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Indonesian landslide death toll rises to 56
Indonesian rescuers dug through mud with shovels and their bare hands for a third day Monday in the hunt for dozens of people still missing after a landslide engulfed a village, as the death toll rose to 56. ... more
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November global temps dip, Earth still nears heat record
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Huge storm hits US West Coast, two dead
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Thousands without power as storm batters California
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Europe now 10 times likelier to get heatwaves: study
Scientists who a decade ago found that global warming had doubled the risk of an extremely hot summer in Europe reported on Monday that such an event was now 10 times likelier. ... more
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Morocco storms kill 11: report
Floods triggered by torrential rains have killed 11 people in Morocco, a week after a storm left 36 dead, a television report said Monday. ... more
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