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NCDC Releases July Climate Report

The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during June was 69.6°F, 1.1°F above the 20th century average, ranking as the 33rd warmest June in the 120-year period of record. The June national precipitation total was 3.62 inches, 0.69 inch above…

Feds list billion-dollar weather and climate disasters

On August 6, the National Climatic Data Center released updated information on 2013 Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters and several new tools to assist users in analyzing the data. The agency is a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).…

Miss America will be Dairy Queen for a day

Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, will visit patients at Children’s Specialized Hospital, giving out free Dairy Queen Blizzards to promote the ice cream company’s Annual Miracle Treat Day, on Thursday, August 14. Since 1989, Miss America titleholders have supported Children’s Miracle…

Perseids meteor shower peaks tonight

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter natural events of the year, will peak around August 12-13 so if rain clouds clear away tonight would make an opportune time to enjoy the cosmic light show. Consisting of tiny space debris…

Lottery losers don’t make news

The New Jersey Lottery does not make information available showing the number of losers, but the agency that administers state-run gambling announced that winners claimed more than $6.2 million in top-tier annuity prizes during June, including a $2 million scratch-off Mega Cash ticket that…

Opinion: The Rebirth of Stakeholder Capitalism?

by Robert B. Reich In recent weeks, the managers, employees, and customers of a New England chain of supermarkets called “Market Basket” have joined together to oppose the board of director’s decision earlier in the year to oust the chain’s popular…