| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:47 AM
Global warming has been going on for so long that most people were not even born the last time the Earth was cooler than average in 1985 in a shift that is altering perceptions of a "normal" climate, scientists said.
"Because the last three decades have...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:47 AM
A ban on drinking water in Toledo, Ohio’s fourth-largest city, was lifted Monday after tests showed that toxins had returned to acceptable levels, city officials announced.
Hundreds of thousands of residents in the city were told not to drink...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Florida's ban on importing invasive lionfish, the first of its kind in the nation, goes into effect on Friday as wildlife managers look for a way to control the spread of the barbed, red-and-white striped fish.
Bringing the fish into the state is now...
| Aug 3, 2014
After pounding through 183 hurricanes over the past 38 years, two Lockheed WP-3 Orion turboprops are almost ready for the junk heap.
Yet new hurricane hunters could cost a prohibitive $300 million.
Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the National Oceanic and...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:08 PM
A variety of readings, movies, children's events and other activities are being scheduled during August to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Broward County Libraries. The library system was established as part of the Broward County...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:20 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. The W.E. Hutton is one of hundreds of wrecks off the North Carolina coast, known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, where treacherous currents, shifting sands and strong storms have feasted on ships for centuries.
Earlier this month, the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:12 AM
The average number of days Annapolis and Baltimore see flooding that causes road closures or overwhelmed storm drains has grown ten-fold over the past 50 years, the largest increase in the nation, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:29 AM
The story of how a teen vampire cult bludgeoned a couple to death in Eustis and disappeared with the family's 15-year-old daughter will air at 9 p.m. Thursday on Investigation Discovery's "Handsome Devils" series.
In 1996, the parents of a 15-year-old...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 11:37 PM
Blue whales cluster for long periods in the busy shipping lanes off the California coast, according to a new study that raises concern about collisions between vessels and the endangered animals.
“It’s an unhappy coincidence,” said...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:57 PM
People are still talking trout fishing in the rivers and streams, and also about the trout tragedy earlier this week in which the Lil-Le-Hi Trout Nursery lost approximately 1,400 fish due to a flooding that forced the fish to get tangled up in the bird-...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:48 AM
The Mariners’ Museum reopened its giant USS Monitor conservation lab this week after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — which administers the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary — agreed to provide a one-year funding...