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Body of missing yacht boatmate recovered in Gulf of Mexico

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The body of a yacht boatmate missing nearly a week after jumping in to try and save a Colorado college student was recovered in the Gulf of Mexico Monday, according to a Florida law enforcement statement. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Largo issued a news release confirming the body of Andrew Charles Dillman, 27, had been recovered more than 7 miles from the point at which he had gone missing March 14. Dillman went missing after being swept away…

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By hugging coast while over water, Matthew stays stronger

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In its record-long week as a major hurricane, Matthew has threaded the needle with its track, staying over warm waters that provide fuel and avoiding land that could starve it. That’s been a bit of good news for Florida, but if does actually hit land farther up the coast — and that’s still a big question mark — that region would pay the price for Florida’s good luck. Here are some questions and answers about Matthew: ——— Q: What does…

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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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