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Archive: August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010

NOAA: This year warmest on record so far

So far, this has been the hottest year in recorded history. On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released new data showing that, from January to July, the average global temperature was 58.1 degrees. That was 1.22 degrees over...

By David A. Fahrenthold | August 13, 2010; 4:29 PM ET | Comments (40)

Report: Government tried to squelch reports of "plumes"

The St. Petersburg Times on Tuesday reported that federal officials had sent the message "shut up" to the Florida researchers who first reported "plumes" of underwater oil in the gulf. An academic leader quoted in the story downplayed the incident...

By David A. Fahrenthold | August 10, 2010; 3:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

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