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The future of storm forecasting, and using algebra for faster broadband

Oct 29, 2012
Crowd sourcing weather reports, drone swarms with sensors, and making broadband ten times as fast with the use of algebra.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, sattelite, weather, Jeopardy

The beer before the storm: Scenes from NYC before Sandy

Oct 28, 2012
Ahead of Hurricane Sandy's landfall on the East Coast Sunday, New York residents and businesses made preparations, stocked up on supplies, and stopped to grab a pint along the way.
Posted In: weather, storm

Squaw Valley hopes for boost after early storm

Oct 25, 2012
Ski resorts are opening today in some parts of California after an early storm dumped several feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Today's open at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe is the earliest open in 51 years.
Posted In: vacation, weather, skiing

Isaac or not, the business of weather is booming

Aug 28, 2012
You don't have to turn on the television to find a weatherman. As businesses need to know more about weather and climate, more meteorology graduates go to work for the private sector.
Posted In: weather, Isaac
Venus, seen as a small black dot, passes across the sun in this 2012 view from a weather observatory in Manila, Philippines.

NASA probes to study weather in outer space

Aug 24, 2012
Forecasting bad weather events in space can save big money down here on earth.
Posted In: NASA, weather

What we have learned from the 1995 Chicago heat wave

Jul 6, 2012
Three days of extreme heat in Chicago in 1995 caused over 700 deaths. New York University professor Eric Klinenberg talks about what we've learned from that catastrophe.
Posted In: weather, climate change, public health

Storms hit Amazon data center, Netflix and Instagram

Jul 2, 2012
Amazon's servers were hit by a storm in Virginia. Those data centers are also home to storage for other major websites like Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram.
Posted In: Amazon, cloud computing, weather

Dismal forecast: The weather as an economic indicator

Jun 26, 2012
Farmers are suffering from unseasonably warm and dry weather this season, contributing to higher grain prices for farmers and soon higher food prices for consumers
Posted In: grain, weather, farming, food prices

Hundreds of U.S. energy facilities at risk of flooding

Apr 25, 2012
Climate Central combed federal weather and disaster data and found that in the next 20 years, hundreds of coastal oil and gas refineries could end up underwater.
Posted In: flood, weather, climate

We're running out of room to store natural gas

Apr 9, 2012
Natural gas is housed in underground salt caverns, depleted oil fields and aquifers. And the glut of gas means they are filling up too fast.
Posted In: natural gas, weather

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