| Sep 11, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Two solar flares that occurred this week are speeding toward Earth, possibly causing minor disruptions for radio technology and power grids, and also making the aurora borealis appear much farther south than normal.
Neither flare was particularly...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:14 PM
A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms will hit Earth Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, officials said on Thursday.
Individually, the storms,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 2:26 PM
The first eight months of 2014 were the warmest on average in California’s history since record-keeping began in 1895, federal scientists announced this week.
The average temperature was 62.6 degrees in California over the time period, coming in...
| Sep 13, 2014
The working life of the big Global Hawk drone aircraft is spent skimming the tops of hurricanes, soaring at 60,000 feet through the untroubled stratosphere for hours and hours on end, eyeing the maelstrom just below.
"Just steamin' and dreamin'," said...
| Jun 1, 2014
The Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off Sunday, and federal forecasters say odds are we'll be seeing fewer hurricanes than normal.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects an El Nino to develop this summer, a weather...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:25 AM
"Florida's just being a jerk now." At least that's one social media statement making the Internet rounds accompanied with a temperature map showing one giant frigid, blue country, except of course for the balmy yellow- and orange-colored Sunshine State....
| 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...
| Feb 23, 2014
They're called ocean weathermen.
More than 750 sharks, tarpon, tuna and billfish, fitted with satellite-linked tags, are providing scientists with data on temperature and salinity at various depths in the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean. It's information...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Thanks to beautiful weather, spring break and tourists escaping from winter storms, the beaches are jam-packed now — and potentially deadly.
March is the beginning of the rip current season, when the number of ocean rescues significantly...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Top hurricane forecasters launched a five-city tour Monday, riding in a WP-3 Orion turboprop. Their mission: urge Gulf Coast residents to brace for the upcoming storm season.
"The United States was spared from a hurricane last year, but that does not...