US Hits Record For Costly Weather Disasters: $306 BillionWith three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.
New Polar-Orbiting Weather Satellites Set To LaunchNASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will soon launch a new satellite that will make the CBS 11 Texas Weather Experts forecasts even more accurate.
Study: Climate Change Goosed Odds Of Record Hot FebruaryA freakishly balmy February broke more than 11,700 local daily records for warmth in the United States. The state of Texas had the hottest February on record.
Feds Take Most Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species ListFederal authorities took most humpback whales off the endangered species list Tuesday, saying their numbers have recovered through international efforts to protect the giant mammals.
Feds Seek Rules For Swims With Hawaii DolphinsIf the dolphins stick around the shores of Hawaii, tour boats will inevitably show up, dropping passengers with floaties in the water for a swim. For many, it's a chance to realize a long-held dream. For the dolphins, however, they "come into the shore to rest and it doesn't seem like they're able to do that because they're surrounded."
Feds Move To Stop Fishing Crimes By Tracking Seafood ImportsIn an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.
Hackers In China Breach U.S. Climate Agency WebsitesJust as North Texas hunkers down for the coldest pre-winter weather in more than a decade, news comes out that hackers from China breached government computer systems at the agency that oversees the National Weather Service.
Experts, Officials To Discuss 2011 Texas DroughtClimate experts and government officials are meeting in Fort Worth to discuss the severe 2011 drought afflicting Texas and the Southern Plains and what the outlook is for the future.