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U.N. to upgrade "space weather" forecasts

A U.N. plan to upgrade "space weather" forecasts can help the world cope with solar storms that might wreak up to $2 trillion in damage if the sun repeated a giant flare of 1859, experts said. Full story

'Unprecedented' depletion of ozone recorded

Record loss of the ozone, the atmosphere layer that shields life from the sun's harmful rays, has been observed over the Arctic in recent months, the World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday. Full story

Two 2010 Hurricane Names Retired

Igor was a classic Cape Verde hurricane, reaching Category 4 strength with 155 mph winds on Sept. 14, while located about 600 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. The storm weakened to a Category 1 hurricane when it struck Bermuda on Sept. 19. Full story

Rainmaking in Middle Eastern Desert: Success or Scam?

Fifty-two unanticipated rain showers in a Middle Eastern desert supposedly occurred because of ionizing devices installed in Abu Dhabi as part of a weather-modification project, a company is claiming. Full story

Last decade warmest on record, review finds

This last decade was the warmest since temperature records began in 1850, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization said in a review issued on the sidelines of U.N. climate talks. Full story

What's in a hurricane's name?

Once upon a time tropical storms and hurricanes were faceless and nameless. How times have changed. Full story

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FILE - These two satellite images provided by NASA taken on July 28, 2010, left, and Aug. 5, 2010, right, shows the Petermann Glacier in Northern Greenland. A giant ice island, seen in image at right, has broken off the Petermann Glacier. A University of Delaware researcher says the floating ice she