| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:19 PM
HAMPTON — When Hurricane Isabel raged through Hampton Roads in 2003, tidal levels rose 7.9 feet, putting most of Langley Air Force Base underwater.
As the waters receded, the damage was immense. Two hundred facilities on the base were affected....
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Rising seas and pounding waves driven by climate change are chipping away at the coast near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, threatening launch pads and future operations, scientists said on Friday.
"There's reason to be nervous now because the...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
If Rose Howard's family was well off, she'd be a "special" girl who was considered smart and quirky by the teachers at her private school for children who have Asperger's syndrome.
But Rose, the main character and the narrator of "Rain Reign" by Ann...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:18 PM
On a clear September morning in 2001, the world changed.
The 9/11 terror attacks in New York and Washington changed the way that America looked at safety, security and its role in the world. As the first of the two World Trade Center towers fell, and...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:44 AM
North Carolina’s fragile Outer Banks braced Thursday for what the local tourism industry hopes will be a glancing blow from Hurricane Arthur that will disrupt Fourth of July holiday plans, but not cause major damage or upheaval.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:06 PM
Wielding 100-mph winds and punishing rain, Hurricane Arthur made landfall late Thursday at Cape Lookout, N.C., threatening severe flooding and wind damage as it disrupted the July 4 holiday for a quarter-million beachgoers.
The first named storm of...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:00 PM
First, a few facts: Edward Hirsch's son, Gabriel, died on Aug. 27, 2011, at age 22. Hurricane Irene was making landfall in New York. The previous evening, he went to a party in New Jersey, where he took GHB (known in the vernacular as Grievous Bodily...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:46 PM
When Annie V. Bechtel died in 1915, her husband, Howard P. Bechtel, took off from Berks County and headed to California, leaving behind eight children to be split up and raised by relatives.
Those eight children reunited as adults in 1934 when they held...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Some records are broken. Others are smashed beyond belief. The rain that hit the New York City suburbs late Tuesday and early Wednesday clearly fell into the latter category, dumping a remarkable 13.1 inches of rain in just a few hours.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:21 PM
— Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania sought unsuccessfully Tuesday to skip most environmental reviews for road and bridge repairs triggered by natural disasters, describing the review process as time-consuming and costly.
Opponents said there is...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:19 PM
WALLOPS ISLAND. Va. — Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.