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The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, headed by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), cancelled all funding in FY2012 for the Webb Space Telescope in July. But a Senate subcommittee headed by Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, where the bulk of the work on the Webb Telescope takes place, is trying to provide $530 million for the Webb, which is named after John F.

In his weather report included in the Sept. 7 "While You Were Sleeping," LPAC-TV's Peter Martinson reported on a significant increase of Atlantic hurricanes and Ring of Fire earthquakes over recent weeks.

September 9th, 2011 • 9:54 AM

Even while communities along the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. have not yet recovered from the damage wreaked by Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee is adding more injury.

September 8th, 2011 • 12:52 AM

Still reeling from the damage wrought by Hurricane Irene, the U.S. is being hit by tropical storm Lee and may be hit by Hurricane Katia, which is now building up in the Atlantic.

September 5th, 2011 • 7:54 AM

When FEMA officials announced on Aug. 28 that they would have to suspend recovery payments to tornado- and flood-ravaged areas of the middle and southern portions of the United States in order to meet immediate needs stemming from Hurricane Irene, there is no way that that could have come as a surprise.

September 3rd, 2011 • 10:20 AM

President Obama is guilty of criminal negligence when it comes to protecting Americans from, and helping them recover from, disasters.

September 8th, 2011 • 12:58 AM

A deadly storm, Typhoon Talas, passed through Japan's western coast September 3 and 4, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Available reports indicate that at least 20 were dead and another 50 missing. Prior to Talas' arrival, evacuation orders and advisories were issued to 460,000 people in western and central Japan.

September 5th, 2011 • 7:57 AM

Tropical Storm Lee thundered ashore with heavy rains just east of New Orleans last night, bringing wind gusts up to 65 mph. It poured onto a city that was transformed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a city which has 110,000 fewer people than it did then.

September 4th, 2011 • 10:05 AM