| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:10 PM
With just one storm that made landfall in the United States, this year's Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Saturday as the weakest since 1982.
Hurricanes need moist air to form, and the low number of Atlantic hurricanes was due in large part to...
| Dec 4, 2013
Virginia is among a handful of states with no land-based wind farms to generate electricity.
But environmental and industry advocates say the commonwealth could become a leader in offshore wind energy — if it only harnesses the political will...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:24 AM
It's a climate puzzle that has vexed scientists for more than a decade and added fuel to the arguments of those who insist man-made global warming is a myth.
Since just before the start of the 21st century, the Earth's average global surface...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Robert Redford was going down with the ship.
Yes, the character he plays in writer-director J.C. Chandor's "All Is Lost," which arrives in theaters Friday, is a lone traveler on the Indian Ocean whose sailboat is taking on water from a gash in its hull....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:31 AM
How many Indians are on the Washington Redskins football team and the Cleveland baseball team? How many chiefs play on the Kansas City NFL franchise; how many braves play professional baseball in Atlanta? If we’re going to name a sports team after...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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 —...
| 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...