| Feb 23, 2015
Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants.
They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 3:45 PM
Nearly 1,000 abandoned California sea lions have washed ashore this year in what rehabilitation centers say is a growing crisis for the animals.
Emaciated and dehydrated sea lions, mostly pups about 8 months old, have been admitted in record numbers...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 11:28 AM
In the years since its Deepwater Horizon oil spill befouled huge stretches of the Gulf of Mexico, oil giant BP has honed its skill at cherry-picking scientific studies to duck responsibility for the spill's environmental impacts.
Its latest effort...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 9:05 PM
In 1854, six years before the Civil War, the U.S. government first mapped the South Florida coastline, primarily to mark the depth of shoreline waters and prevent ships from breaking up on rocks.
The map didn't show much other than obscure landmarks...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Finally, it had arrived: the long band of atmospheric water vapor from the tropics that scientists were eager to examine from every conceivable angle.
"This is the big blockbuster event," Cmdr. Mark Sweeney said shortly before he guided a federal...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 10:15 AM
If you listen to climate change skeptics, Earth’s surface hasn’t warmed appreciably in the last 15 years, and any "record" set last year is just the result of the planet doing what the planet naturally does.
It turns out they’re right,...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 2:22 PM
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released separate reports showing that 2014 was the hottest year in the 135 years of record keeping. This finding was confirmed by the Japanese weather agency.
It was a bad day for...
| 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 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 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 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 “...