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NEW YORK – A Long Island woman who recently traveled abroad is one of New York’s first confirmed cases of the Zika virus, which health officials say is spreading ”explosively” across the Americas. The news comes as U.S. officials are urging travelers to the Caribbean and Latin America, the Virgin

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A major new study has revealed that the global seafood catch is much larger and declining much faster than previously known. The study, by the University of British Columbia near Vancouver, reconstructed the global catch between 1950 and 2010 and found that it was 30 per cent

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                 Reseacher William Lau NEW YORK – Hurricanes in the Caribbean and Atlantic oceans will grow more than twice as powerful and damaging as ocean temperatures rise from global warming, a new study says. Warming seas could produce more rainfall and far more

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New iOS app coming soon to your phone! There are more mobile devices than people on the planet. Over five billion mobile subscribers – about 77% of the world’s population – are online. This new type of simple access for consumers is catching on with a staggering amount of smartphone

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The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection in some patients, particularly infants and people older than 65, according to a new report. A 2005-2006 chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, sickened more than 300,000 people. It also provided the

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PHILLIPSBURG – The investigation of three Syrian nationals who were arrested on Sint Maarten ten days ago continues, according to Dutch authorities. The three men traveled into Sint Maarten using false Greek passports and identity cards. They have not asked for asylum. Using false travel documents is a crime punishable

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PHILIPSBURG — Police say a New Hampshire man was seriously injured in a boating accident recently in Sint Maarten. Jon Binney was heading to the Sint Maarten shore in a dingy Wednesday when he was hit by a speedboat and dragged underneath. “His entire pelvis is crushed his girdle the

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COZUMEL, Mexico – Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA) launched its analysis of spending related to cruise tourism and its impact on destinations’ economies. The triennial study engaged by the FCCA included a record 35 participating destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America. It found that cruise tourism

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SAN ANTONIO – Tiny hurricane-tracking satellites that are being assembled in a “clean room” at Southwest Research Institute and are the size of carry-on suitcases soon could help scientists better understand dangerous storms and aid forecasters in assessing their destructive threat. Unlike other weather instruments, the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite

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  FREDERIKSTED – With this week’s arrival of Tropical Storm Erika, the folks at NOAA saw an opportunity to put the NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft into action to improve information gathering on severe weather. Scientists and pilots are now ready to start the NOAA-led mission to improve hurricane forecasts

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