| Dec 8, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Eleven more pilot whales have been found dead in the lower Florida Keys days after their pod became stranded in shallow waters along the coast, officials said Sunday, calling the outlook "bleak" for 29 surviving whales that remain unaccounted for.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Wildlife officials were trying to determine why more whales stranded themselves in Florida over the weekend and died, but some sad details were emerging Monday.
The 11 pilot whales found dead Sunday in the Florida Keys were all female or young calves,...
| Oct 1, 2013
The government shutdown which occurred at midnight when Congress failed to reach a budget deal will affect several agencies in Aberdeen, but exactly how is not known.
It is known that agency personnel with jobs related to public safety will continue...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Scientists studying the catastrophic phenomena of coral bleaching have concluded that reef systems may be more adaptable to increasingly warmer oceans than previously believed.
The study — published online in the journal Global Change Biology --...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:29 PM
It might be a wet one for Orland Park trick-or-treaters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling for a 90 percent chance of showers through the night, with about a quarter-inch of rain predicted.
No residents have called the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Halloween brought out the ghosts and goblins knocking on my door for a treat. When I see the trick-or-treaters prowling the neighborhood, I like to sit back and think of all the crazy boating and fishing superstitions that sailors have believed...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Call it the Great Walrus Haulout of 2013.
Look closely at the picture above and you'll see an estimated 10,000 walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) that have hauled their great girth out of the water and onto a small barrier island in northwestern Alaska to...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is open again. But it will take more than unlocking the doors, flipping the lights back on and turning on the panda cam before it’s business as usual.
Thousands of federal workers returned to their jobs...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Tsunami debris don’t sound particularly threatening, unless a Texas-sized mass of it is headed toward the U.S. West Coast.
An inconspicuous map from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration posted in September sparked fears of a monstrous...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Tiny bubbles of air buried deep in the ice of Eastern Antarctica may contain bits of the Earth's atmosphere as it was 1.5 million years ago, according to a new report.
"Ice is a great medium for trapping air," said Ed Brook of Oregon State University,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:43 AM
What may be the fiercest typhoon in recorded history smashed into the Philippines early Friday morning, carrying winds that make Superstorm Sandy look like a weak relative. Even Hurricane Katrina, the modern measure of nature’s disastrous force on...