In a nation at war and on high alert for terrorism, schools across the country could help save thousands of people in case of a chemical or biological attack, thanks to their participation in a national weather monitoring network.

The agreement to use school weather stations for national security was announced last August ( Now, schools around the nation are beginning to be certified in the drive for homeland security.

Perched on the schools' rooftops are weather stations recording wind speed, temperature, and humidity. In case of...

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