| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Wildlife officials were trying to determine why more whales stranded themselves in Florida over the weekend and died, but some sad details were emerging Monday.
The 11 pilot whales found dead Sunday in the Florida Keys were all female or young calves,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Jeff Fangman had just moved to Southern California when he got the idea to take his wife and daughter down to the beach for a little fishing.
He cast in his line and waited on the shoreline at Camp Pendleton.
It wasn’t long before the U.S....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Scientists studying the catastrophic phenomena of coral bleaching have concluded that reef systems may be more adaptable to increasingly warmer oceans than previously believed.
The study — published online in the journal Global Change Biology --...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:29 PM
It might be a wet one for Orland Park trick-or-treaters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling for a 90 percent chance of showers through the night, with about a quarter-inch of rain predicted.
No residents have called the...
| May 12, 2013
| 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- Climate change could lead to the widespread loss of common plants and animals around the world, according to a new study released Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
The study’s authors looked at 50,000 common species....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:53 PM
A team of scientists is setting out on a research expedition along the U.S. West Coast to study ocean acidification, the greenhouse gas-driven change in the chemistry of seawater that has been called climate change’s “evil twin.”...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Now that we’re past Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer, it’s time to delve into some of the equipment and gear that will help make the Summer of 2013 your best outdoors season ever. After the tragic super tornado that hit Moore,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Boulder, Colorado. Both of these names derive from torrential river flows. So why the media hysteria about the floods there last month?
The city of Boulder was named for Boulder Creek, which was named for the abundance of large boulders. How did they...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Marine biologist Dan Madigan stood on a dock in San Diego and considered some freshly caught Pacific bluefin tuna. The fish had managed to swim 5,000 miles from their spawning grounds near Japan to California's shores, only to end up the catch of local...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:38 AM
I cannot understand the reason for letting dogs on Balboa Island beaches.
Very often I see dogs on the beaches before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. (and after 9 and before 5) on leashes (or not), peeing and pooping in the same sand that, a short time later,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Scientists probing a giant plug of earwax pulled from a dead blue whale have discovered in its hardened layers a detailed biography of the wild animal's life, from birth to death, in 6-month chapters.
Their new technique, described in the Proceedings...