| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Among the far-reaching effects of the ongoing government shutdown is the lack of staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is about to put a major crimp in the Alaskan fishing industry. The problem is so great that it's even...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Think the federal shutdown doesn’t concern you? Just try looking for some basic data.
Data.gov is down, as are websites that distribute data for the Census, FBI, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Bureau of Labor...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WASHINGTON — Yosemite National Park's visitor centers were open. The barricades at the World War II memorial were down. And the Giant Panda Cam was back on.
Thousands of federal workers returned to their jobs Thursday after Congress passed and...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:55 AM
We should continue to see mostly nice weather today and over the weekend. However, don't be surprised to see some isolated showers on Saturday and Sunday.
South Florida's Friday forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the upper 80s...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:19 AM
It's been the week of the oarfish along the Southern California coast.
A 14-foot oarfish carcass was discovered Friday by a snorkeler off the beach in Oceanside. Earlier in the week, an 18-foot oarfish was found dead off Catalina Island.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:01 AM
The peak of hurricane season is approaching later this month, but storm activity in the middle of the Atlantic is unlikely to develop during the first half of August because of a massive cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert moving across the ocean....
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:12 PM
To look at Laguna now, you wouldn't know what the year-old California sea lion has been through.
In the backstage Sea Lion Support Area of the Shedd Aquarium, the male pup darts through the water. With human visitors standing by, talking about him, he...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:42 AM
The Atlantic hurricane season should be slightly slower than initially forecast, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said in an updated forecast Friday.
The two Colorado State University climatologists now call for eight hurricanes, including three major...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Seven bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead on Maryland shores in recent weeks, part of a larger mystery along the Mid-Atlantic coast, where alarmed scientists are working to find the cause of more than 120 dolphin deaths since June.
The seven dolphin...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:16 AM
The body of a swimmer missing since Sunday night in Patapsco Valley State Park was found Monday in the turbulent waters of the Patapsco River just below the Bloede Dam, a spokesman for Maryland Natural Resources Police said.
The body of Arturo Acosta-...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:38 PM
If a new hurricane modeling system is correct, the East Coast can expect to get hit by one tropical storm this year and another will make landfall on the Gulf Coast.
The Coastal Carolina University of Conway, S.C., released a first-of-its-kind...