| Dec 8, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Eleven more pilot whales have been found dead in the lower Florida Keys days after their pod became stranded in shallow waters along the coast, officials said Sunday, calling the outlook "bleak" for 29 surviving whales that remain unaccounted for.
| 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....
| 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.”...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Like her colleagues at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Tiffany House packed up her desk last week hoping the government shutdown would last only a few days.
But the single mom from Hyattsville will be in a position different from...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q. What steps can I take to help get my homeowners insurance claim paid quickly if my house is damaged by a storm?
A. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that this year's hurricane season (which begins on June 1) could include up...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is open again. But it will take more than unlocking the doors, flipping the lights back on and turning on the panda cam before it’s business as usual.
Thousands of federal workers returned to their jobs...