| Jan 11, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The California Coastal Commission has approved development of the first shellfish ranch in federal waters, a 100-acre underwater plot for cultivating and harvesting about 2.6 million pounds of Mediterranean mussels a year.
“It’s quite an...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:41 PM
A blend of bioluminescent life forms and splashy audiovisual recreations of their eerie haunts in the darkest depths of the ocean has earned the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach an international design award.
The $560,000 Wonders of the Deep...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:45 PM
WASHINGTON — Last year was marked by extremes in precipitation around the country, with unusually wet weather east of the Rockies and drought worsening in the West, particularly California, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Never mind the current cold snap in the East or the polar vortex that swept through much of the U.S. in early 2014 -- scientists from NASA and NOAA report that 2013 was one of the 10 hottest years on record, and there is a good chance 2014 will be even...
| 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...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:34 PM
A week that started with deadly tornadoes ripping through the Midwest and South, is ending with rain falling in almost Biblical volumes in some states.
The major storm system causing the problems moved northward Thursday after causing 37 deaths and...
| Apr 1, 2014
Jet aircraft are large, but not compared with the ocean. The weeks-long search for some physical sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is not something we should wonder at, considering the frontier nature of our blue planet.
The 29% of our planet that is...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Wild wintry weather hit the Bay Area on Tuesday as hail fell in some areas, including San Francisco's Mission District, and unstable conditions created the possibility of a rare tornado.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration risk map...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- As part of its campaign to step up efforts to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday announced the creation of a new website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:36 PM
WASHINGTON — As part of its campaign to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies.
The initiative to make...
| 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...