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  • 2014 was warmest year on record, scientists say

    2014 was warmest year on record, scientists say
    For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of...
  • How hot was it? 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show

    How hot was it? 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show
    The average surface temperature on Earth was higher in 2014 than at any time since scientists began taking detailed measurements 135 years ago. The 1.4-degree Fahrenheit rise since 1880 confirms long-term warming patterns and renewed alarm about changes...
  • Snow doesn't always fall from the sky

    Snow doesn't always fall from the sky
    Did you know that it snows – frequently – not all that far from South Florida? But it’s not the usual white flakes that fall from the sky. We’re talking about ocean snow, or the dead and decaying plants and animals that drift...
  • From the Boathouse: Whale watchers, report your sightings

    Ahoy! The beautiful weather is here, and I know all good boaters have made their New Year's resolutions. What kind of resolutions do boaters make? And do the resolutions last at least until spring thaw? Luckily Southern California's coastline doesn'...
  • Supercomputers to perform quadrillions of operations per second

    Supercomputers to perform quadrillions of operations per second
    Remember Hal, the naughty computer in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey? Well, two government supercomputers are about to become scary too – scary powerful, that is. By this October, the supercomputers operated by the National Oceanic and...
  • Frigid weather grips much of U.S. as report shows warmer-than-usual 2014

    As much of the United States, particularly in the East and the Great Lakes region, suffered through nasty winter weather Thursday, the latest meteorological data show that 2014, at least, ranked high on the warm record charts.  The weather caused deadly...
  • U.S. enforcement changes raise concern over seafood fraud

    U.S. enforcement changes raise concern over seafood fraud
    With seafood fraud a continuing problem in Maryland and across the nation, environmentalists, fishermen and lawmakers are expressing concern about a decline in the number of special investigative agents and enforcement cases at the National Oceanic and...
  • Yearning for a white Christmas? 5 cities where it's most likely to snow

    Yearning for a white Christmas? 5 cities where it's most likely to snow
    The weather outside really has been frightful. The East Coast currently is slammed with snow in its second nor'easter of the season. But where's it likely to be snowing around Dec. 25 for those who want a white Christmas? AccuWeather says look to the...
  • The great seafood rip-off

    The great seafood rip-off
    When grouper appears on a restaurant menu, a diner ought to be confident that grouper is served, not catfish from Thailand. At the grocery store, a container labeled "Chesapeake Bay" crab meat should actually contain crab from the Chesapeake Bay. And no...
  • New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market

    New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market
    Addressing growing concerns over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program giving consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crab and other seafood they eat. The new...
  • Satellite to better predict solar storms

    Satellite to better predict solar storms
    Hurricanes, tornadoes and thunderstorms aren't the only systems that cause trouble. Solar storms, or major flare-ups on the surface of the sun, can blast the Earth with magnetic energy and disrupt everything from telecommunications to GPS systems....