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  • Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

    Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller
    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....
  • 2014 Atlantic hurricane season started with a sizzle, ends with a fizzle

    2014 Atlantic hurricane season started with a sizzle, ends with a fizzle
    Just as forecasters predicted, the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which ends Sunday, was a bit of a yawn. Hampton Roads, in particular, was spared the high winds, flooding and property damage that hurricanes can inflict — despite an unusually...
  • U.S. enforcement changes raise concern over seafood fraud

    U.S. enforcement changes raise concern over seafood fraud
    With seafood fraud a continuing problem in Maryland and across the nation, environmentalists, fishermen and lawmakers are expressing concern about a decline in the number of special investigative agents and enforcement cases at the National Oceanic and...
  • Yearning for a white Christmas? 5 cities where it's most likely to snow

    Yearning for a white Christmas? 5 cities where it's most likely to snow
    The weather outside really has been frightful. The East Coast currently is slammed with snow in its second nor'easter of the season. But where's it likely to be snowing around Dec. 25 for those who want a white Christmas? AccuWeather says look to the...
  • The great seafood rip-off

    The great seafood rip-off
    When grouper appears on a restaurant menu, a diner ought to be confident that grouper is served, not catfish from Thailand. At the grocery store, a container labeled "Chesapeake Bay" crab meat should actually contain crab from the Chesapeake Bay. And no...
  • New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market

    New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market
    Addressing growing concerns over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program giving consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crab and other seafood they eat. The new...
  • Satellite to better predict solar storms

    Satellite to better predict solar storms
    Hurricanes, tornadoes and thunderstorms aren't the only systems that cause trouble. Solar storms, or major flare-ups on the surface of the sun, can blast the Earth with magnetic energy and disrupt everything from telecommunications to GPS systems....
  • U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space

    U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space
    Americans are serious about their Christmas lights -- so much so that a NASA satellite can see them from space. The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, which NASA operates with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, can&...
  • Ask Tom: Does ice ever fully cover Lake Michigan?

    Dear Tom, Does Lake Michigan ever freeze over? Our Lake Simcoe (in Canada) freezes, usually to a depth of 20 to 28 inches. — George Leggett, Barrie, Ontario Dear George, Environment Canada and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • NOAA: A wetter winter, but no arctic repeat for Hampton Roads

    Break out the snow shovel or not? Depends on which winter forecast you subscribe to. Last winter brought icy polar blasts and snow to Hampton Roads, for instance, but federal forecasters said Thursday we're unlikely to see that extreme pattern repeat...
  • Meteorologists don't expect prolonged 'polar vortex' again this winter

    Meteorologists don't expect prolonged 'polar vortex' again this winter
    While the chill of the "polar vortex" and some snowy weather are forecast to return this winter, meteorologists don't expect them to have the same persistence as they did last winter, according to two seasonal forecasts issued Thursday. The National...