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NC native, NOAA storm surge scientist awarded Service to America medal

Jamie R. Rhome with NOAA’s National Hurricane Center has been awarded the prestigious Service to America medal for his pioneering work in forecasting and warning the public about the deadly and destructive inundation of water associated with a hurricane’s storm surge. 

Drought conditions worsen across 14 Southern US states

More than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of what’s being called a “flash drought” that’s cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires, scientists said Thursday.

New NC research could help commercial fishers keep sharks off gear

North Carolina Sea Grant is collaborating on a new project to keep sharks away from commercial fishing gear.

NOAA assailed for defending Trump’s Hurricane Dorian claim

Former top officials of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are assailing the agency for undermining its weather forecasters as it defends President Donald Trump's statement from days ago that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama.

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

Meteorologists say July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880.
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Forecasters expect busier hurricane season

Government meteorologists say this year's hurricane season may be busier than initially expected now that summer's weak El Nino has faded away.

‘A floodier future’: Scientists say records will be broken

The federal government is warning Americans to brace for a "floodier" future.
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Tropical Integrated Warning Team meeting helps agencies prepare during hurricane season

Hurricane season is well underway. Even though it's been a quiet season so far, agencies from North and South Carolina came together for what's called a Tropical Integrated Warning Team Meeting.
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Fishing team tags tiger shark in Brunswick County

For the past four or five years, members of a local fishing team have been helping scientists track sharks off our coast. They say sometimes people get the wrong idea about what it is that they do, and they want to clear that up.

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