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Steve Pociask: Prepare for the storms

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Recent Tropical Storm activity in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean remind us of one thing — Florida is ground zero for tropical weather activity. In June, parts of Florida’s Gulf Coast became inundated with rain, causing flash flooding, tornado spin-offs and heavy wind as Tropical Storm Colin made landfall in Florida’s Big Bend area. While Colin never became a hurricane, the tropical storm caused plenty of damage and disruption and it exemplifies what could be in store…

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Study: Are we shifting to fewer, weaker Atlantic hurricanes?

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A new but controversial study asks if an end is coming to the busy Atlantic hurricane seasons of recent decades. The Atlantic looks like it is entering in to a new quieter cycle of storm activity, like in the 1970s and 1980s, two prominent hurricane researchers wrote Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists at Colorado State University, including the professor who pioneered hurricane seasonal prognostication, say they are seeing a localized cooling and salinity level drop in the North…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.28.15 – GOP convention memories

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While the nation’s media will focus quite correctly this weekend on the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans, anyone remember Hurricane Isaac? (Let’s not even talk about Erika). That was the storm that forced the cancellation of the first day of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa three years ago, making today the third anniversary of the beginning of that political quadrennial event. Oh, the memories. The Tampa RNC (like the Democrats in Charlotte a week later) was only…

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Full text of Obama’s speech addressing the oil spill

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Good evening.  As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges.  At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American.  Abroad, our brave men and women in uniform are taking the fight to al Qaeda wherever it exists.  And tonight, I’ve returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to speak with you about the battle we’re waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our…

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Full text of Obama’s speech addressing the oil spill

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Good evening.  As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges.  At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American.  Abroad, our brave men and women in uniform are taking the fight to al Qaeda wherever it exists.  And tonight, I’ve returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to speak with you about the battle we’re waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our…

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Daily Kos features Jim Piccillo

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Daily Kos featured Jim Piccillo, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Florida’s 5th District. This is an open seat, as Tea Party Republican Ginny Brown-Waite will retire at the end of her term. Raised by a strong single mother, Jim has a broad background in public service. He served six years in the U.S. Army, and was decorated for his role in responding to the 9/11 tragedy. After leaving the Army in 2002, Jim organized statewide food drives…

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Rolling Stone: 4 stars for new DMB album

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Big Whiskey, though, is a lot like a New Orleans funeral parade — mourning and zest balled into big, brawny music. “We’ll be drinking big whiskey while we dance and sing,” Matthews crows in “Why I Am.” “And when my story ends, it’s gonna end with him/Heaven or hell/I’m going down with the GrooGrux King.” I’m betting on heaven — and that Moore will be quietly waiting for him. Saxophonist LeRoi Moore of the Dave Matthews Band was a famously…

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