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  • Fisherman encounters great white shark off coast of Cape May

    Fisherman encounters great white shark off coast of Cape May
    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...
  • Quake hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands

    Quake hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands
     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....
  • Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows

    Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows
    A new census study shows there are more than 2,400 white sharks off California and suggests that existing protective measures should be maintained because they are increasing the size and health of the population. The study by a 10-member team led by...
  • For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend

    For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend
    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...
  • Alaska humpback whales may lose 'endangered' status as numbers grow

    Alaska humpback whales may lose 'endangered' status as numbers grow
    JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska's humpback whales swam a little closer on Wednesday to losing their status as an endangered species after being federally protected for more than 40 years, a U.S. agency said. Alaska in a Feb. 26 petition asked federal...
  • No denying climate change deniers

    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...
  • Slightly bigger Chesapeake 'dead zone' seen this summer

    Slightly bigger Chesapeake 'dead zone' seen this summer
    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...
  • Tropical Storm Arthur set to become hurricane just in time for July 4

    Tropical Storm Arthur set to become hurricane just in time for July 4
    As the United States prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the weather is preparing to supply the fireworks in the form of the first named Atlantic hurricane of the season. Tropical Storm Arthur, carrying winds of 40 mph, was about 95 miles off...
  • Show features 1996 vampire-cult leader

    Show features 1996 vampire-cult leader
    The story of how a teen vampire cult bludgeoned a couple to death in Eustis and disappeared with the family's 15-year-old daughter will air at 9 p.m. Thursday on Investigation Discovery's "Handsome Devils" series. In 1996, the parents of a 15-year-old...
  • Michael Mann: Public opinion critical for climate change fight

    If it's seemed warm to you of late, you'd be right. It is warm — in southeastern Pennsylvania, throughout the state and around the world. May 2014 was the warmest May on record on the planet, as noted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in 'nuisance flooding' events

    Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in 'nuisance flooding' events
    The average number of days Annapolis and Baltimore see flooding that causes road closures or overwhelmed storm drains has grown ten-fold over the past 50 years, the largest increase in the nation, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...