| 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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Last spring, forecasters warned that the 2013 hurricane season, which ended Saturday, would be an active and dangerous one.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 11 hurricanes. The British firm Tropical Storm Risk called for...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:10 PM
With just one storm that made landfall in the United States, this year's Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Saturday as the weakest since 1982.
Hurricanes need moist air to form, and the low number of Atlantic hurricanes was due in large part to...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Ten short-finned pilot whales were dead and more than 40 marooned in shallow water in a remote area of Everglades National Park in Florida, and officials warned Wednesday they were not likely to survive.
"Most of these mass strandings that occur do...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Florida whales that were trapped in water only a few feet deep Wednesday moved to deeper waters Thursday morning, but prospects for the animals remained grim, wildlife officials said.
More than 50 short-finned pilot whales were stranded in shallow...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Another whale trapped in shallow waters in Everglades National Park was found dead Thursday, but the survivors in the pod continued to swim into deeper waters, increasing their chances of survival.
On Thursday, one more pilot whale was found dead and...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Brian Sanders, a charter boat captain in Everglades National Park in Florida, was returning from a fishing expedition when he thought he saw black kayaks trying to come ashore. After moving closer, he realized the strange black forms were pilot whales...