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  • Obama plan to fight seafood fraud met with praise — and criticism

    Obama plan to fight seafood fraud met with praise — and criticism
    The Obama administration's new plan to fight seafood fraud and illegal fishing is being met with praise — and some criticism — by local and national groups involved in the issue. The groups lauded the overall approach to address black market...
  • It's so cold the Great Lakes are turning into massive frozen plain

    It's so cold the Great Lakes are turning into massive frozen plain
    It is so cold this winter that the five Great Lakes are freezing over, joining Niagara Falls in a dramatic ice makeover. Lake Erie is nearly totally frozen and Lake Superior and Lake Huron aren’t far behind. Large swaths of Lake Michigan and...
  • Snow-beleaguered Boston poised to set all-time record

    As Boston neared its all-time snowfall record, the rest of the country continued dealing with the nastiness of one of the worst winters ever recorded. Boston is likely to make the history charts this week by surpassing its record for snowfall in a...
  • NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study

    NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study
    Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants. They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
  • California sea lion crisis: Warmer seas may be to blame

    California sea lion crisis: Warmer seas may be to blame
    Nearly 1,000 abandoned California sea lions have washed ashore this year in what rehabilitation centers say is a growing crisis for the animals. Emaciated and dehydrated sea lions, mostly pups about 8 months old, have been admitted in record numbers...
  • BP cherry-picks study to dodge blame for massive deaths of gulf dolphins

    BP cherry-picks study to dodge blame for massive deaths of gulf dolphins
    In the years since its Deepwater Horizon oil spill befouled huge stretches of the Gulf of Mexico, oil giant BP has honed its skill at cherry-picking scientific studies to duck responsibility for the spill's environmental impacts. Its latest effort...
  • NOAA: El Nino is 'too little, too late' for California drought

    NOAA: El Nino is 'too little, too late' for California drought
    El Niño is here, but don't expect the Pacific Ocean circulation phenomenon to do much for the drought afflicting California and the western U.S., forecasters said Thursday. "Unfortunately, this El Niño is likely too little, too late and too weak to...
  • El Niño confirmed, may reduce hurricane threat

    El Niño confirmed, may reduce hurricane threat
    The climate phenomenon called El Niño has arrived for the first time in five years, and with it could come a decrease in the upcoming season's risk of hurricanes. El Niño is a rise in the temperature of the central Pacific Ocean, a phenomenon with global...
  • Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change

    Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change
    In Part 3 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), we turn to climate change, which is surely the most politically contentious topic under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice...
  • New baby orca, other discoveries made by tracking team

    A new baby orca wasn't the only interesting discovery researchers made while tracking endangered killer whales. Researchers aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel returned to Oregon earlier this week with a wealth of new data...
  • Hampton Roads is a hot spot for ocean acidification

    Hampton Roads is a hot spot for ocean acidification
    Carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels isn't just altering the atmosphere -- it's also souring the seas, scientists say. And as the world's oceans turn more acidic, marine creatures such as oysters, clams, crabs and corals find it harder to grow...