Weather stations that provide critical climate data are threatened by unstable funding

Accurate weather information is important for farmers, emergency responders and researchers managing extreme conditions. But many monitoring networks are limited by unstable, patchwork funding. VALPARAISO, Neb. — In fields and pastures across Midwestern and Great Plains states, unmanned weather stations quietly record data on temperature, precipitation, humidity, soil conditions, wind and other factors. It’s fed […]

217 Today: Weather stations collect vital data, but their future is in doubt

Friday, February 24, 2023 Today’s headlines:  More than 400 workers at Akorn Pharmaceuticals’ Decatur plant were laid off Thursday after the company filed for chapter seven bankruptcy after years of financial problems.  A play meant to teach kids about Black history is coming to the Krannert Center for Performing Arts this Saturday as it nears […]

Shannon’s surge rallies Illinois past No. 21 Northwestern

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Terrence Shannon Jr. shook off a slow start in his return from a concussion, scoring 24 of his 26 points in the second half as Illinois rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit to beat No. 21 Northwestern 66-62 on Thursday night. Shannon did not start and found himself back on the […]