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April 21, 2014
Giant lasers could control the weather
Orlando, Fla. (UPI) Apr 19, 2013
Zeus, God of the Sky, may be out of work, as scientists at the University of Central Florida believe they've developed a technique - which involves pointing a high powered laser at the sky - to induce clouds to drop rain and hurl thunderbolts. Scientists have known that water condensation and lightning activity in storm clouds are associated with large amounts of static charged particles. In theory, stimulating those particles with a laser is the key to harnessing Zeus-like powers. The ... read more

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16 killed in China storms
At least 16 people were killed in rain and hailstorms that triggered flooding and landslides in southern China, officials said Monday. ... more
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DMSP Satellite Encapsulated For Upcoming Launch
A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite built by Lockheed Martin has been encapsulated into its payload fairing in preparation for an April 3 liftoff. The launch will take place ... more
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Bill Anselm - Builder of Satellites, Not Weather Predictor
Don't complain to electrical engineer Bill Anselm about the weather, he just builds the weather satellites. What do you do and what is most interesting about your role here at Goddard? How do ... more
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US Capitol goes dark, thousands lose power
The US Capitol building and other iconic Washington landmarks briefly went dark Wednesday as powerful wind gusts also caused tens of thousands of people in the area to lose power. ... more
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Kathryn Sullivan confirmed as NOAA administrator
The US Senate has confirmed Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D. as under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere. In this capacity, she will serve as the tenth administrator of the National Oceanic a ... more
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Australia endures 'angry summer'
Australia has endured another "angry summer" with more than 150 temperature records smashed, a new report said Monday, with a warning that heatwaves and sweltering conditions will only get worse. ... more
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Scorcher summers predicted for Europe: study
Europe is headed for scorching summers with temperatures well over 40 degrees Celsius (104 deg Fahrenheit) and droughts in the south within the next 40 years, climate scientists said Friday. ... more
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Australia to get hotter and bushfire season longer: study
Australia will suffer more days of extreme heat and a longer bushfire season as greenhouse gases force temperatures to continue rising, a new report warned Tuesday. ... more
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Storms 'slaughter' kills over 21,000 birds on French coast
More than 21,000 sea birds have died since the end of January on France's Atlantic coast due to storms in the worst "slaughter" in a century, the national Bird Protection League (LPO) said Wednesday. ... more
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British storms 'have changed coastline forever'
The huge storms and powerful winds that have battered the coast of Britain in recent weeks have caused years' worth of erosion and damage, authorities said on Friday. ... more
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Mass power cuts, man dead in storm-battered Britain
Hurricane-force winds from an Atlantic storm left tens of thousands of Britons without power Thursday and one man dead, adding to widespread misery after devastating floods caused by the wettest winter in 250 years. ... more
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UI researchers evaluate best weather forecasting models
Two University of Iowa researchers recently tested the ability of the world's most advanced weather forecasting models to predict the Sept. 9-16, 2013 extreme rainfall that caused severe flooding in ... more
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Storms decimate puffin colonies on French coast
The Atlantic storms that have buffeted Europe in recent days have killed at least 5,000 sea birds on the French coast, half of them puffins. ... more
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Winter weary US struck by another big storm
Winter-weary Americans were hit with another massive storm Tuesday which was expected to dump as much as a foot of snow and a dangerous mix of freezing rain and sleet on a huge swath of the United States. ... more
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British storms cause power cuts, batter sea walls
More than 8,000 homes were without power in southwest England on Wednesday after fresh storms battered the region, sending huge waves crashing onto the coastline and damaging sea defences. ... more
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Shorts banned in Brazil heat, worker opts for skirt
Faced with searing heat, no air conditioning and a ban on wearing shorts to work, a male civil servant in Rio swapped his trousers for his wife's skirt. ... more
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US groundhog Phil sees shadow, predicts more winter
In a colorful annual ritual of dubious accuracy, the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow Sunday and saw his shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of winter. ... more
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Sao Paulo swelters in record heatwave
Residents of Brazil's business hub Sao Paulo are sweltering in record temperatures after a January with the highest average in 70 years, while low rainfall could lead to water rationing. ... more
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Venezuelan region wins Guinness record for lightning
It turns out there is a Guinness record for the place with the most lightning, and an area of Venezuela with 20,000 flashes of it per hour has won. ... more
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Lightning kills seven Burundi students, wounds 51
Lightning in Burundi killed seven high school students and wounded 51 others when it struck a classroom where they were sheltering from a ferocious storm, officials said Saturday. ... more
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One dead, 12 missing in Indonesian landslide
A woman has been killed and 12 other people are missing after torrential rains triggered a landslide that buried sleeping villagers on Indonesia's main Java island, an official said Thursday. ... more
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Death toll from Philippines storm climbs to 40
The death toll from the first storm to batter the disaster-prone Philippines this year has climbed to 40, officials said Sunday, as forecasters warned more heavy rain was on its way. ... more
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Australian heatwave set to worsen as fires rage
Australians sweltering through a severe heatwave were warned Thursday that the worst is yet to come, with hundreds of fires raging in several states and temperatures nearing record highs. ... more
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Australia braces for fire danger as heatwave hits
Australian authorities warned Tuesday of some of the worst fire danger since a 2009 inferno which killed 173 people, with most of the continent's southeast sweltering through a major heatwave. ... more
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