| Nov 30, 2014
Just as forecasters predicted, the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which ends Sunday, was a bit of a yawn.
Hampton Roads, in particular, was spared the high winds, flooding and property damage that hurricanes can inflict — despite an unusually...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:32 AM
With seafood fraud a continuing problem in Maryland and across the nation, environmentalists, fishermen and lawmakers are expressing concern about a decline in the number of special investigative agents and enforcement cases at the National Oceanic and...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The weather outside really has been frightful. The East Coast currently is slammed with snow in its second nor'easter of the season. But where's it likely to be snowing around Dec. 25 for those who want a white Christmas?
AccuWeather says look to the...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 12:34 PM
When grouper appears on a restaurant menu, a diner ought to be confident that grouper is served, not catfish from Thailand. At the grocery store, a container labeled "Chesapeake Bay" crab meat should actually contain crab from the Chesapeake Bay. And no...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:03 PM
Addressing growing concerns over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program giving consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crab and other seafood they eat.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Hurricanes, tornadoes and thunderstorms aren't the only systems that cause trouble.
Solar storms, or major flare-ups on the surface of the sun, can blast the Earth with magnetic energy and disrupt everything from telecommunications to GPS systems....
| Dec 17, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Americans are serious about their Christmas lights -- so much so that a NASA satellite can see them from space.
The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, which NASA operates with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, can&...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:50 PM
When it comes to hurricane predictions, numbers don't matter.
For months before hurricane season, and all through the summer and early fall, you hear numbers and predictions.
There will be more hurricanes this year. There will be fewer hurricans...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:36 AM
Thanks in part to social media, many people these days take words like "failure" or "invitation" and cut them down to size for phrases like "epic fail" or "where's my invite?"
Well, Twitter fans and texters, the National Hurricane Center was all over...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:13 PM
South Florida's coral reefs are about to get Google-mapped, sort of.
Government scientists this month used new high-tech cameras to shoot a 360-degree view of the ocean in the Florida Keys. The goal: to map and then track coral reefs to see if...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:20 PM
The rainstorm that has soaked California is shown from space in a time-lapse video that highlights the elegant movement of streaming white clouds over the West Coast.
The 36-second animation, using data from NOAA's GOES-West satellite, shows the sweep...