| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:05 PM
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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Global warming is changing the Arctic so quickly that experts say we should expect an ice-free Arctic Ocean in the summer within just a few decades.
But a group of scientists says there is a way to spare the Arctic from more disastrous climate change....
| Feb 23, 2014
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...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:15 PM
U.S. government forecasters say odds are increasing that El Niño, an ocean-warming pattern that alters weather across the globe, will develop later this year.
Conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific have shifted enough that the National Oceanic and...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:18 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center activated its alert system Thursday to issue an El Niño watch.
The alert means that conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific are favorable enough that El Niño has a more than a 50% chance of...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:49 AM
The odds are increasing that El Niño, the powerful climate phenomenon that alters precipitation patterns across the globe, will develop in the Pacific Ocean this year, U.S. government forecasters say.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration&...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:15 PM
El Niño, nature's most powerful influence on weather around the globe, has been in a lull for two years. But indications suggest that could change as early as fall.
Since spring 2012, the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean has not warmed enough to create an...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:04 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Scientists have cracked a cellular biology mystery underlying a harmful effect oil spills have on fish: irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest.
In studying the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on bluefin tuna spawning in the...