| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Seventy miles off Ocean City, scientists aboard the federal research vessel Henry B. Bigelow are exploring a lush underwater landscape that until recently few would have imagined — colorful corals clinging to the rocky slopes of deep-sea canyons....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Ocean temperatures along the Central California coast experienced a "remarkable" warming period during the first three weeks of July, leading to unusual encounters with some fish species, scientists reported.
The warmer ocean correlated with weaker...
| 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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:38 PM
The forecast for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer finally bore out last month — at least for the upper bay.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported the eighth largest dead zone on record for early August, a 1.32-...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 10:54 AM
WALLOPS ISLAND Virginia (Reuters) - Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Japan, South Korea and the United States agreed Thursday on new annual limits on the catch of dwindling young bluefin tuna in an effort to double the population within a decade.
The conservation plan announced by the Western and Central Pacific...
| Sep 7, 2014
The dead zone bedeviling the upper Chesapeake Bay still hasn't shrunk in overall size and now is considered the fifth-largest in 30 years of record-keeping, experts say.
New data just released by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources shows that...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:27 AM
The U.S. government pared back the number of reef-building coral species it was considering to label as threatened from 66 to 20 this week, prompting criticism from conservationists.
Environmentalists urged the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:30 PM
At 2 a.m. on Aug. 23, Luke Ziemba strapped himself into a P-3 turboprop aircraft with 14 other scientists and flight crew in Tampa, Fla., and set off to rendezvous with a hurricane.
Technically, Cristobal wasn't a hurricane yet, but a tropical...
| Aug 31, 2014
Last year, Virginia witnessed the worst mass dolphin die-off in its history as more than 300 bottlenose dolphins began stranding — about five times the annual average.
Marine biologists were flummoxed. They suspected a deadly morbillivirus, and...
| 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...