| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
— The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems.
Secretary of State John Kerry, who is...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:29 PM
The movie "Jaws" was released 39 years ago this month so by now we're certain it's more than safe to go back in the water. Or is it?
Over the weekend, a fisherman off the coast of Cape May, N.J., had a semi-pleasant (no one died) encounter with a...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:24 PM
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck deep under the ocean floor nearAlaska's Aleutian Islands, triggering shaking that could be felt for vast distances and prompting atsunami warning, the U.S. Geological Survey and National Tsunami Warning Center said....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Scientists are predicting that the Chesapeake Bay's oxygen-starved "dead zone" will be slightly larger than average this summer.
Using computer modeling underwritten by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, researchers forecast that by...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
His wife calls him an egotist, NASA calls him a genius, and his friends call him a sore loser and insufferable winner.
Bob Farquhar says they're all right.
"I not only want to get things done, I want to be in your face at the end," the 82-year-old...
| May 3, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Shrimp fishermen were in for a shock when they pulled in an incredibly rare goblin shark off of Key West, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
This marks the second time a goblin shark has ever been recorded in the Gulf of...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:40 AM
The rediscovery near the Golden Gate Bridge of a 202-foot-long passenger steamship that sank in 1888 is being hailed as restoring an important historical link to San Francisco’s early Chinese American community.
The City of Chester was headed up...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Social media, mobile applications and the Internet served as lifelines to millions of residents in the U.S. Northeast in 2012 when superstorm Sandy knocked out power and most other lines of communication.
As hurricane season 2013 approaches, here is a...
| May 22, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Expect a slightly slower than normal storm season with three to six hurricanes, including one to two major ones, government forecasters said Thursday.
The lukewarm outlook, which calls for eight to 13 storms overall, assumes El Niño will arrive by the...
| May 24, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Virginia's annual Hurricane Preparedness sales tax holiday will take place from Sunday to Saturday. During the seven-day tax break, purchases of certain hurricane preparedness items will be exempt from Virginia sales tax.
The sales tax in Hampton Roads...