Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
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You don't even need Congress to enact meaningful reform.
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With brutal hurricanes on the rise, scientists turn to far-out technologies to fight them off
Here's how these huge storms form.
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Some methods that people have suggested for preventing, or stopping, a hurricane--and why they might not work
Sprayers plan attacks from the ground and sky.
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As the first potentially deadly hurricane of the season nears the Gulf Coast, government employees are working around the clock to monitor it and issue warnings. And they're doing it for free, because of the government shutdown.
From the Popular Science archive: Weather control, looped cities, moon microwaves, and more!
An MIT grad student found the coolest possible way to veer an asteroid off course.
Cassini spots a huge hurricane swirling at Saturn's north pole.
A lot of meteorological terms will be thrown around for the next few days. We're here to define them so you can understand what's going on. Welcome to the Dictionary of Hurricane Sandy.
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