| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two men missing in waters about 15 miles off the coast of Assateague Island after their fishing boat sank a day earlier.
The broken-down fishing vessel was battling 20-foot waves and 50 mph wind gusts...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q. I live at 6,000 feet of altitude and am 67 years old. Does exercising at that high an altitude confer any additional health benefits, especially for the cardiovascular system?
A. I can't think why regular exercise would be any more beneficial for...
| Feb 10, 2013
New Orleans swings below sea level, a fact we are unable to grasp. Near sea level: nice. At sea level: charming. Below sea level: huh?
Those easy afternoons ambling the cobblestone, scalding chicory-au-lait in hand, should, logically, have required...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:07 PM
"A Hijacking" is as lean, focused and to the point as its title. A cargo ship is hijacked in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and this expertly done, ultra-tense Danish thriller places you in the middle of the action in the most intense way.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Taking a brief diversion from the maritime blogging, I'm updating you on a dredging project that kicked off in Rudee Inlet.
The Army Corps of Engineers's Norfolk District office announced the work would start Monday and last four days as a dredge boat...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:10 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Americans who live where the air is thinnest are less likely to be obese than those in low-lying areas, according to a new study.
The results don't mean people should move to higher altitudes to lose weight, said study lead...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:32 PM
According to Appalachian Power and the National Weather Service, the threat of a dam failure at the Byllesby/Buck hydroelectric dam on the New River has been downgraded.
Officials in Wythe County warned residents of a potential dam failure earlier...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:30 PM
>> 50 Years Ago — WASHINGTON — California today lost its Supreme Court fight for a share of the entire Colorado River water system, including tributaries.
Justice Hugo L. Black spoke for the court in a 52-page opinion, to which three justice...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:57 PM
U.S. government meteorologists predict a “possibly extremely active” hurricane season in 2013, the top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official said Thursday, with as many as half a dozen major hurricanes.
NOAA expects 13...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:55 PM
When the magnitude 9 earthquake struck Japan more than two years ago, there were 1,200 global positioning system stations recording ocean floor movement in real time.
None was linked to that nation’s tsunami warning system, which underestimated...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Here's a piece of music news I missed in the pre-holiday scramble. Glen Phillips, the songwriter known for his work with the band Toad the Wet Sprocket, will play Norfolk April 4. His set will kick off this year's Sea Level music festival.