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  • Two giant oarfish wash onto California coast, making scientists curious

    Two giant oarfish wash onto California coast, making scientists curious
    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. The oarfish...
  • Federal shutdown makes key government data hard to find

    Federal shutdown makes key government data hard to find
    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...
  • 'Deadliest Catch' star testifies before Congress on shutdown effects

    'Deadliest Catch' star testifies before Congress on shutdown effects
    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...
  • 2013 was one of the 10 hottest years on record; will 2014 be hotter?

    2013 was one of the 10 hottest years on record; will 2014 be hotter?
    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...
  • DirecTV Unleashes Storm of New Weather Options As Fight With Weather Channel Persists

    DirecTV on Monday unveiled a suite of new weather services for its subscribers, including a feature that allows customers to gain access to local weather information at any time, in a move likely to undermine the position of The Weather Channel, which was...
  • Sushi chefs plead guilty in whale meat case

    Sushi chefs plead guilty in whale meat case
    During dinner service at a Santa Monica restaurant a few years ago, a sushi chef known to customers as Yama disappeared out the back, car keys in hand. A few moments later, he reemerged clutching a package tightly wrapped in plastic. The chef...
  • Warm today, cooler by Thursday

    Warm today, cooler by Thursday
    It should be nice and warm today and Wednesday - then considerably cooler on Thursday and Friday. The forecast calls for the mercury to dip into the low 50s on Thursday night and Friday morning across the region. High temperatures on Thursday and Friday...
  • Northern California gets a big drink, but the state is still thirsty

    Northern California gets a big drink, but the state is still thirsty
    The storm system that soaked much of Northern California over the weekend didn't end the state's punishing drought. But it just may have kept it out of the record books. "We're out of the cellar, I think," said chief state hydrologist Maury Roos, a...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Feb. 16 Concert The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum presents the Anne Arundel Community College Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Singers in a "Salute to the Pops" at 3 p.m. at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn...
  • 'Cannibal' CME hits Earth: Storm warning issued for space

    'Cannibal' CME hits Earth: Storm warning issued for space
    A storm warning has been issued for space, where a "cannibal" coronal mass ejection grabbed the attention of space-weather watchers. The sun -- at a peak of activity in the 11-year solar cycle -- hurled a pair of CMEs that reached Earth early Saturday...
  • Chefs join Paula Wolfert for fundraiser; sustainable seafood talk; Italian dinner

    Chefs join Paula Wolfert for fundraiser; sustainable seafood talk; Italian dinner
    Legendary cookbook writer Paula Wolfert has been diagnosed with an early form of Alzheimer’s disease, but in characteristic fashion, she’s not taking it passively. You can help her raise money for the Alzheimer’s Assn. -- and eat a lot...