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  • Why experts blew the 2013 hurricane forecasts

    Why experts blew the 2013 hurricane forecasts
    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...
  • Sharks may hold key to hurricane forecasts

    Sharks may hold key to hurricane forecasts
    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...
  • Rip currents: Our most deadly weather-related hazard

    Rip currents: Our most deadly weather-related hazard
    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...
  • Klotzbach-Gray: Only three hurricanes forecast in 2014

    The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season could be a real yawner if early forecasts hold true. Phil Klotzbach and William Gray released their outlook Thursday, calling for nine named storms, including three hurricanes, one intense. That's far below the average...
  • Florida keeps eye on possible El Nino

    Florida keeps eye on possible El Nino
    Will El Niņo 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....
  • New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines

    New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines
    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...
  • Rockfish quotas stir controversy

    Rockfish quotas stir controversy
    Sharing is often considered a good thing. But ask fishermen to share their catch, especially of Maryland's state fish, and things can get testy — with seafood consumers on the hook for how it plays out. Maryland is changing the way striped bass...
  • After slow progress, College Park moving quickly toward 'real college town' goals

    After slow progress, College Park moving quickly toward 'real college town' goals
    A gleaming new apartment building with restaurants and bars on the ground floor has replaced an old pizza place and tire shop. A new Whole Foods will sprout up just down the road. A four-star hotel and bike lanes are planned. The changes are part of a...
  • Two records broken on Baltimore's coldest day in nearly two decades

    Two records broken on Baltimore's coldest day in nearly two decades
    Tuesday was Baltimore's coldest day in 18 years, with temperatures cold enough to shatter two records, strain the region's electricity supply, fill homeless shelters and even render fire hydrants near a South Baltimore blaze useless. The air temperature...
  • Home improvement for stranded sea lions

    Home improvement for stranded sea lions
    Whizzing drills and pounding hammers have mostly replaced yelping sea lions these days at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Staff and volunteers who help rehabilitate sick and injured pinnipeds were caring for only three sea lions the first week of...
  • Solar activity causes particle storm, delays rocket launch

    Solar activity causes particle storm, delays rocket launch
    Massive sunspot AR 1944 is getting feisty, and doing some damage. Several Earth-lengths across, it is one of the largest sunspots seen in a decade. It is also complex, with dozens of dark cores. "Sometimes you see a nice, big simple brown sunspot, and...