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  • Is weather becoming more extreme? The Big Picture
    By on June 20, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Extreme weather events have always been with us, and always will be. One can’t point to a single severe storm, or even an entire harsh winter, as evidence of climate change. But a trend of weather intensity, and oddity, grows. Droughts linger longer. Hurricanes hit harder. Snowstorms strike long after winter should have ended. World record hailstones fall. China endures a crippling drought, and then punishing floods. Millions are displaced (more…)

  • Daily Fantasy Sports Becoming a Gambling Reality
    By on September 28, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Drawn by the possibility of quick cash payouts, instead of just end-of-season glory, fantasy sports fans ready for more-than-casual rivalries among friends or co-workers are building new nightly online betting into a hit for the $800 million fantasy sports industry.


  • A Memorial Day Guide to Not Becoming Shark Food
    By on May 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    With millions flocking to the beach to soak up the sun on the holiday weekend, a new study shows some crucial ways to make sure you don’t end up as prey for a shark.