| May 2, 2014
| 9:50 AM
While much of the Northeast continued to dry out from devastating rains Friday, one Baltimore city block swallowed by a sinkhole will take longer to heal.
Dramatic video captured the city block in Charles Village collapsing after fierce thunderstorms...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:35 AM
A prolonged period of below-average rainfall has put the entire state of California under some level of drought, ranging in severity from moderate to exceptional, for the first time in 15 years.
The latest drought monitor released by the National...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:31 PM
The State Water Project, which helps supply a majority of Californians, will make small deliveries this year, officials said Friday as they increased the system's allocation to 5% from the historic zero announced in January.
February and March storms in...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:51 PM
The Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race is quickly approaching, and I thought it might be interesting to offer my thoughts on preparing for the race and discuss race strategy.
In preparing the boat, my first thoughts are always about weight...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Spring is here, and with it comes flooding risks that are heightened this year because of heavy snow and ice across much of the country this winter.
The northern tier of Maryland all along the Mason-Dixon Line is included in an area with minor...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:25 AM
"Florida's just being a jerk now." At least that's one social media statement making the Internet rounds accompanied with a temperature map showing one giant frigid, blue country, except of course for the balmy yellow- and orange-colored Sunshine State....
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
As a "sudden wealth" financial planner, I take great pride in helping others determine where they are going and how to get there. I consider myself an eternal optimist. In my mind, the glass is not half empty or half full -- it is well on its way to...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:07 PM
NASA says the planet is getting warmer -- and a new video shows us what the trend looks like over time.
A study released on Tuesday from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies found that 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 as the seventh-warmest year since...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:26 PM
The congressional incompetence that shut down our federal government last month hurt the little guy in more ways than many of us probably could have imagined.
The shutdown disrupted the lives of people ranging from Alaskan crab fishermen to eager...
| 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.