| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:26 PM
WASHINGTON – Power plants across the country are at increased risk of temporary shutdown and reduced power generation as temperatures and sea levels continue to rise and water becomes less available, the Energy Department said Thursday.
| Jul 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Some believe it is inevitable that Smith Island will be lost to erosion and rising sea levels. We disagree. As members of Smith Island United, a group formed to preserve Smith Island, we believe the government has pretty much eliminated the word ""...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
California is feeling the effects of climate change far and wide as heat-trapping greenhouse gases reduce spring runoff from the Sierra Nevada, make the waters of Monterey Bay more acidic and shorten winter chill periods required to grow fruit and nuts in...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Having had the opportunity to attend the recent Maryland Climate Change Summit, it was both enlightening and reassuring that our governor, the legislature and our state agencies are taking proactive positions in planning for what cannot be stopped and a...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:22 AM
It's a big country, as they say, and no one knows that better than Philip Caputo. In "The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean," the novelist, nonfiction writer and former Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:10 AM
There are plenty of no-nos at the pristine beaches of Canaveral National Seashore in Brevard County. But that's part of what keeps the 23 miles of pure Florida so unique.
No cars on the beach, no places from which to rent rafts or buy sodas, no pier...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Northeast Florida's Amelia Island, an Atlantic Ocean barrier island, is like a family-friendly Key West minus the wild street parties and torrid heat -- and with better beaches.
The town on the island, Fernandina Beach, a laid-back old shrimping village,...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 3:58 PM
By the time you enter the doors of the Orange County Museum of Art and look for the first work of art on display, you'll probably have stepped on it already.
The Newport Beach museum's inaugural "2013 California-Pacific Triennial" exhibit, which opens...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 1:56 PM
FURNACE CREEK, Calif. -- At noon, the temperature stood at 122 in the shade, what little of it there was.
Ravens huddled in the shadows of desert scrub, panting with their beaks open wide. The Desert pupfish of Salt Creek swam for cover in the deeper,...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:58 PM
FURNACE CREEK--Blame it on dueling thermometers.
The National Weather Service thermometer recorded a peak temperature at 4 p.m. Sunday of 128 degrees in Death Valley National Park, which ties the record for the hottest June day anywhere in the U.S....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:52 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Wednesday.
Here's what we're reading.
* The Orlando Sentinel reports on the Supreme Court's ruling on the National Voting Rights Act.
* The Sun Sentinel writes that consumer confidence has reached a...