| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:03 PM
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Wednesday into a clear sky colored by a setting sun, sending a satellite into space to monitor solar storms that can wreak havoc on Earth's power and communication systems.
The 6:03 p.m....
| Feb 12, 2015
| 9:22 AM
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council failed to take action Wednesday on a measure to protect deep-sea coral canyon ecosystems off the Atlantic coast from human activity, including Norfolk Canyon off Virginia.
Council members meeting in Raleigh, N....
| Feb 10, 2015
| 12:49 PM
SpaceX is taking another stab Tuesday at launching an observatory into deep space and landing the rocket booster that carries it up.
The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket was set to blast off at sunset, with the ground-breaking ocean landing of the leftover...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:10 PM
Illinois’ families are already feeling the effects of unchecked global warming.
Extreme winter weather is just one example, and scientists warn that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe without bold action to cut carbon...
| Jan 22, 2015
State Supreme Court: In the Jan. 21 California section, an article about two new California Supreme Court justices included biographies and photos of the court's seven justices. The photos of longtime Justices Kathryn Mickle Werdegar and Carol A. Corrigan...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:56 PM
Environmental researchers and BP attorneys sparred Wednesday over the potential effects of the 2010 Gulf oil spill in a trial aimed at determining whether the oil giant should be made to pay some $13.7 billion in Clean Water Act penalties.
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:24 PM
The biggest state in America, home to more ocean coastline than all others combined, has just set another record. This one, however, is nothing to cheer.
For the first time in recorded history, temperatures in Anchorage did not drop below zero once in...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:09 AM
Biscayne Bay's popularity with boaters and fisherman has taken a toll on sensitive marine life, prompting authorities to consider tighter restrictions.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to develop a comprehensive conservation...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:54 AM
Many people still don't buy into global warming, despite mounting scientific evidence that it's for real.
Among the loudest skeptics is Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot, who proclaims the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is “...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 8:22 PM
A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday....
| Jan 19, 2015
| 7:21 AM
Whether humans are at fault or not, one thing is for sure: This planet is heating up at a distressing rate.
Indeed, 2014 was the Earth’s warmest year on record, dating back to 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported....