U.S. sends most advanced weather satellite ever built into space

Nov 20, 2016

U.S. sends most advanced weather satellite ever built into space

The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives. This new GOES-R spacecraft will track U.S. weather as never before: hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, volcanic ash clouds, wildfires, lightning storms, ...

Data improve hurricane forecasts, but uncertainties remain

Oct 7, 2016

Data improve hurricane forecasts, but uncertainties remain

With modern technology, people can watch hurricanes churn in real time and forecasts are on-target up to seven days in advance — but experts say some puzzling storm traits are harder to solve. Using hurricane hunter aircraft, converted military drones, weather balloons and satellites ...

Tropical depression lashes holiday-crowded South Carolina shores

May 30, 2016

Tropical depression lashes holiday-crowded South Carolina shores

Tropical Depression Bonnie reached the South Carolina coast early Sunday, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend. The National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm made landfall just east of Charleston, South ...

Highlanders capture first Super Rugby title

Jul 4, 2015

Highlanders capture first Super Rugby title

Flanker Elliott Dixon scored one try and provided the last pass in another by winger Waisake Naholo as the Highlanders shocked the Hurricanes 21-14 in Saturday’s final to win their first Super Rugby title. Dixon carried four defenders over the goalline for a 39th-minute ...

Mar 29, 2013

Climate change, harsh winters tied

Millions of people in northern Europe are still battling snow and ice, wondering why they are being punished with bitter cold when — officially — spring has arrived and Earth is in the grip of global warming. Yet some scientists, eyeing the fourth year ...