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  • No 'island' of tsunami debris floating toward U.S., NOAA says

    No 'island' of tsunami debris floating toward U.S., NOAA says
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been doing some serious myth-busting after news reports this week claimed a massive island of debris from the 2011 Japan tsunami was headed for the U.S. West Coast. One problem: There is no...
  • Stop the polarization of climate change

    Stop the polarization of climate change
    Was it global warming that last week threatened to freeze-dry America? While most Americans were struggling just to stay warm, the political atmosphere turned superheated about whether human activity caused the global warming that caused the polar...
  • Last year's U.S. weather showed extremes in precipitation

    WASHINGTON — Last year was marked by extremes in precipitation around the country, with unusually wet weather east of the Rockies and drought worsening in the West, particularly California, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • After slow progress, College Park moving quickly toward 'real college town' goals

    After slow progress, College Park moving quickly toward 'real college town' goals
    A gleaming new apartment building with restaurants and bars on the ground floor has replaced an old pizza place and tire shop. A new Whole Foods will sprout up just down the road. A four-star hotel and bike lanes are planned. The changes are part of a...
  • Solar activity causes particle storm, delays rocket launch

    Solar activity causes particle storm, delays rocket launch
    Massive sunspot AR 1944 is getting feisty, and doing some damage. Several Earth-lengths across, it is one of the largest sunspots seen in a decade. It is also complex, with dozens of dark cores. "Sometimes you see a nice, big simple brown sunspot, and...
  • Solar storm expected to spur amazing northern lights: How to see them

    Solar storm expected to spur amazing northern lights: How to see them
    Forget the polar vortex and turn your eyes to the sky -- if you live in the right latitudes to catch the northern lights tonight. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say there's a 90% chance of a strong geomagnetic storm on...
  • Northern lights may make rare appearance in parts of U.S.

    A solar storm may cast colored lights – known as the Aurora Borealis or Northern lights – in the sky over parts of the northern Plains, the Great Lakes region and Northeast on Thursday and Friday, forecasters say. “It’s a very...
  • California panel approves first shellfish ranch in federal waters

    California panel approves first shellfish ranch in federal waters
    The California Coastal Commission has approved development of the first shellfish ranch in federal waters, a 100-acre underwater plot for cultivating and harvesting about 2.6 million pounds of Mediterranean mussels a year. “It’s quite an...
  • Home improvement for stranded sea lions

    Home improvement for stranded sea lions
    Whizzing drills and pounding hammers have mostly replaced yelping sea lions these days at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Staff and volunteers who help rehabilitate sick and injured pinnipeds were caring for only three sea lions the first week of...
  • USS Monitor Conservation Lab to close from funding woes

    Conservators at The Mariners' Museum were preparing to shut down a 5,000-square-foot treatment lab and stop work on the historic gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor Thursday following the expiration of an agreement with the National Oceanic...
  • Florida keeps eye on possible El Nino

    Florida keeps eye on possible El Nino
    Will El NiƱo develop by this summer and potentially make for another relatively quiet hurricane season? Several forecast models say "there's an increasing chance" that could happen, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....