| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:30 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been doing some serious myth-busting after news reports this week claimed a massive island of debris from the 2011 Japan tsunami was headed for the U.S. West Coast.
One problem: There is no...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:39 PM
The end of the 2013 hurricane season is in sight, with nary a bluster in Hampton Roads to show for it.
In fact, despite earlier predictions of a "very active" Atlantic season, this year may well go down as the calmest in 45 years, according to...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:54 PM
This week brings the first and second anniversaries of two major storms that battered Connecticut. Is the state better prepared for such tempests today?
The Halloween nor'easter of October 2011 was one for the record books. Starting...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Scientists have struggled to explain a recent slowdown in the rise of global surface temperatures while skeptics have seized on the 15-year lull to cast doubt on the science of climate change.
A new study offers one explanation of where much of the heat...
| Oct 30, 2013
Naval Station Norfolk was under assault — the sea had risen by 6 feet, storm surge was pounding the piers and a Category 3 hurricane was barreling down with blistering 129 mph winds.
And before it was over, the sea would rise by 27 feet —...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Check out festivals and events in November across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
Nov. 1-3: Melbourne Air and Space...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors.
Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Regulators approved more than $1 billion in state-directed power contracts on Wednesday, but not without expressing their doubts about whether some benefits of the clean, cheap electricity would accrue to Connecticut.
The state Public Utilities...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:58 AM
The carcass of a 14-foot oarfish that washed ashore in Oceanside was cut into sections and taken away by scientists for examination.
Oceanside police responding to Friday's discovery contacted SeaWorld, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the ...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:08 PM
A 14-foot oarfish carcass found Friday on a Oceanside beach was taken away by scientists for possible study.
Oceanside police responding to Friday's discovery contacted SeaWorld, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the National Oceanic and...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:19 AM
It's been the week of the oarfish along the Southern California coast.
A 14-foot oarfish carcass was discovered Friday by a snorkeler off the beach in Oceanside. Earlier in the week, an 18-foot oarfish was found dead off Catalina Island.