| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Scientists are predicting that the Chesapeake Bay's oxygen-starved "dead zone" will be slightly larger than average this summer.
Using computer modeling underwritten by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, researchers forecast that by...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
As the United States prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the weather is preparing to supply the fireworks in the form of the first named Atlantic hurricane of the season.
Tropical Storm Arthur, carrying winds of 40 mph, was about 95 miles off...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why.
Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:45 AM
The latest forecasts for Tropical Storm Arthur show it well off the coast of the Delmarva peninsula as it passes by on the Fourth of July, but before that it could brush the Outer Banks as a Category 1 hurricane.
The National Hurricane Center's...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:04 PM
After dozens of nonsensical proposals to kill hurricanes with everything from nuclear bombs to cat litter, finally an idea that might work: Enormous wind turbines placed offshore from storm vulnerable cities.
But costs in the trillions and environmental...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:13 PM
They're sort of like guardian angels — 22,000 miles above the Earth.
The same weather satellites that track hurricanes also helped rescue more than 20 people on sinking or disabled boats in the vicinity of South Florida last year, according to a...
| 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....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Will El Niño develop by this summer and potentially make for another relatively quiet hurricane season?
Several forecast models say "there's an increasing chance" that could happen, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....
| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Why did all the experts get the hurricane season outlook so wrong?
Twelve forecast teams predicted an average of 16 named storms, including eight hurricanes, four major. Yet this season, which ends Saturday, saw only 13 named storms, including two...
| Feb 23, 2014
They're called ocean weathermen.
More than 750 sharks, tarpon, tuna and billfish, fitted with satellite-linked tags, are providing scientists with data on temperature and salinity at various depths in the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean. It's information...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Thanks to beautiful weather, spring break and tourists escaping from winter storms, the beaches are jam-packed now — and potentially deadly.
March is the beginning of the rip current season, when the number of ocean rescues significantly...