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FILE - In this July 11, 2012 file photo, Steve Niedbalski shows his drought and heat stricken corn while chopping it down for feed in Nashville, Ill. Higher temperatures will reduce Midwest crop yields by 19 percent by midcentury and by 63 percent by the end of the century, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience that was released Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last […]

07/21/2014

This undated file photo shows a humpback whale jumps out of the waters off Hawaii. (AP Photo/NOAA Fisheries, file)

Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A 48-foot female humpback whale that has been seen in the waters of southeast Alaska for nearly 40 years has been found dead. Officials determined it had been killed in a […]

07/11/2014

This undated photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a great white shark encountered off the coast of Massachusetts. A NOAA report released June 11, 2014 says great white abundance in the area has climbed since about 2000. The scientists report the shark’s growing numbers are due to conservation efforts and greater availability of prey.  (AP Photo/NOAA, Greg Skomal)

Great white shark numbers are surging, study says

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks finds their numbers are surging in the ocean off the Eastern U.S. and Canada after […]

06/20/2014

In this combination of March 2014 photos, a slackline walker enjoys the sunny and warm weather in Duesseldorf, Germany; a jogger runs on the snow-covered grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington; and a worker, suffering from heat exhaustion, leaves her shift early at the salt evaporation ponds in Anse-Rouge, Haiti.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Susan Walsh, Dieu Nalio Chery)

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said […]

04/22/2014

This undated file photo shows a humpback whale jumps out of the waters off Hawaii. (AP Photo/NOAA Fisheries, file)

Rescuers free whale of rope and buoys off Maui

HONOLULU (AP) – A team led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration successfully freed an entangled humpback whale off Maui over the weekend. The Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary said Monday a line of […]

04/08/2014

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Warm November set month’s heat record for planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — November was a hot month for planet Earth. Government scientists reported Tuesday that last month set a heat record. They say it was the warmest November on record, across Earth, […]

12/17/2013

FILE - In a Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, dozens of pilot whales are stranded in shallow water in a remote area of Florida's Everglades National Park. Wildlife officials are ceasing efforts to rescue a pod of whales that was stranded in the Everglades after losing sight of the marine mammals. The National Park Service says aerial and boat survey teams could not locate the whales Saturday, Dec. 7, a potentially encouraging sign that they have moved farther offshore. While authorities are hopeful the whales are headed back to the deeper, colder waters that form their natural habitat, they cannot say for sure. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Officials find 11 dead whales in Fla. Keys

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — National wildlife officials say 11 whales believed to be part of a pod that was stranded in the Everglades are dead. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official Blair Mase […]

12/08/2013

Park Rangers and Law Enforcement patrol the waters to ensure safe passage for a pod of pilot whales, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Highland Beach in The Everglades of Florida. Six dead pilot whales were found earlier today in a remote part of the park, part of a pod of 51 whales facing an uncertain future. Four pilot whales have had to be euthanized. Federal biologists report that 46 pilot whales are alive and swimming free. (AP Photo/Naples Daily News, Corey Perrine)

Whales stranded in Fla.: From despair to optimism

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — When National Park Service volunteers Donna and John Buckley left a pod of 41 stranded whales Wednesday evening, their optimism was starting to wane. The couple — from Michigan […]

12/06/2013

Officials in boats monitor the scene where dozens of pilot whales are stranded in shallow water in a remote area of Florida's Everglades National Park, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

35 pilot whales moving in deeper water

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Pods of 35 pilot whales slowly swam Thursday into deeper water off Florida’s southwest coast, raising optimism that the strandings of whales on Everglades National Park beaches may soon […]

12/05/2013

After conducting a necropsy volunteers and staff from NOAA, FWC, MMC wash bloodied hands in the Gulf of Mexico on a dead pilot whale Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Highland Beach in The Everglades of Florida. (AP Photo/Naples Daily News, Corey Perrine)

Workers try again to save whales in Everglades

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife workers are returning to Everglades National Park in Florida on Thursday to try leading 41 pilot whales out of dangerously shallow waters and back to the ocean where […]

12/05/2013

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