| May 8, 2013
| 1:15 PM
First Hurricane Katrina took John Hoffmann Jr.'s home, which flooded, then exploded, and then burned.
Next the storm took Hoffmann's job of 23 years washing dishes at Antoine's Restaurant, a position that vanished when the heavily damaged New Orleans...
| May 12, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Superstorm Sandy barely laid a glove on Smith Island last fall, to hear residents tell it. Though storm-driven flooding damaged hundreds of homes in Crisfield and the rest of Somerset County, only a couple islanders got any water in their homes from the...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Edward A. Frieman, a leading figure in American science for decades as a researcher with wide-ranging interests, a top-level governmental advisor on defense and energy issues, and director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:25 AM
The ratio of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is flirting with 400 parts per million, a level last seen about 2.5 million to 5 million years ago, according to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
The Institution this week...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:28 PM
This has been a very bad year to be a manatee.
More than 550 of the gentle sea cows have died so far in 2013 -- more than 10 percent of the Florida manatee population. In the first few months of this year alone, more manatees died than in all of last...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:11 PM
The United Nation’s weather agency has confirmed that 2012 was the ninth warmest year since record keeping began in 1850, and the 27th consecutive year that global land and ocean temperatures were above average.
Last year exceeded the global...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
A young humpback whale swam less than six feet away from Bryant Austin while he was snorkeling off the Kingdom of Tonga in 2004.
Lowering his camera, afraid it would get struck out of his hand, Austin was mesmerized by the marine mammal's subtly hued...
| May 4, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Craig Schusterick, his workman's hands powdery white with construction grit, led the way across Onyx Avenue on Balboa Island to show off his handiwork.
His nearly complete three-story home — designed with solid wood paneling to echo the Cape Cod...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Roy Moats and John Kovacevich, two Newport News songwriters, have been named finalists in the Sea Level Singer-Songwriter Emerging Artist competition. They'll perform in Norfolk on Saturday, April 6 in the contest's finals.
Now in its sixth year, the...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Thanks for your article on climate change and rising sea levels ("Survey shows Americans wary of sea level rising," March 29.) Global warming is driving major change in sea levels.
In 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world's...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Florida's rivers are in trouble.
That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers.
Of the 22 rivers studied,...