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13 Aug: Recycling is up in Florida, officials say

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians are recycling more according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. DEP officials on Monday released a report that says Florida’s overall recycling rate in 2015 was 54 percent. That total figure, however, includes more…

02 Jun: New UM Laboratory to Study Hurricanes

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) of the University of Miami has created a laboratory feature that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions in a controlled environment. The laboratory features a clear acrylic tank about 75 feet…

31 May: Hurricane Hunter Planes to Get $42M Upgrades

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that two hurricane hunter planes, named “Miss Piggy” and “Kermit”, will receive $42M upgrades. The upgrades will include new Rolls-Royce engines, new wings and better radar. The planes have been in…

19 Dec: Arctic Warming

The following information was taken from a 18 December article in the New York Times. The Arctic continues to warm faster than the rest of the globe. Specifically, Arctic snow cover, measured since 1967 was below average. In April, a…

17 Dec: Plastic Levels in the Ocean

The following information appeared in a December 11, 2014 article in the New York Times. Using observations and results from numerical models of the ocean, which are similar to the models used to forecast weather, scientists have begun to estimate…