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  • Government shutdown cost public lots, report finds

    The congressional incompetence that shut down our federal government last month hurt the little guy in more ways than many of us probably could have imagined. The shutdown disrupted the lives of people ranging from Alaskan crab fishermen to eager...
  • What is the Enhanced Fujita scale?

    What is the Enhanced Fujita scale?
    Two of the tornadoes that slammed into Illinois Sunday, Nov. 16, were rated EF-4, the category reserved for the second-most damaging twisters on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, the National Weather Service said. The Enhanced Fujita scale is an updated...
  • Why experts blew the 2013 hurricane forecasts

    Why experts blew the 2013 hurricane forecasts
    Why did all the experts get the hurricane season outlook so wrong? Twelve forecast teams predicted an average of 16 named storms, including eight hurricanes, four major. Yet this season, which ends Saturday, saw only 13 named storms, including two...
  • Report outlines impact of climate change on Virginia, Southeast

    Report outlines impact of climate change on Virginia, Southeast
    Longer, hotter summers, more heat waves, more floods, water supply stresses, worsening air quality, more crop damage, an uptick in asthma and respiratory ills — this is a taste of what Hampton Roads and the rest of the Southeast can expect as the...
  • Two giant oarfish wash onto California coast, making scientists curious

    Two giant oarfish wash onto California coast, making scientists curious
    It's been the week of the oarfish along the Southern California coast. A 14-foot oarfish carcass was discovered Friday by a snorkeler off the beach in Oceanside. Earlier in the week, an 18-foot oarfish was found dead off Catalina Island. The oarfish...
  • Giant oarfish carcass in Oceanside sliced up, removed for examination

    The carcass of a 14-foot oarfish that washed ashore in Oceanside was cut into sections and taken away by scientists for examination. Oceanside police responding to Friday's discovery contacted SeaWorld, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the ...
  • Oarfish washes up in Oceanside, second in a week

    For the second time in a week, a fish from a rarely seen species has washed up on the California coastline. A 14-foot oarfish carcass was discovered Friday by a snorkeler off the beach in Oceanside. On Sunday, an 18-foot-long oarfish carcass was spotted...
  • Tropical Storm Lorenzo expected by Tuesday in subdued tropics

    Tropical Storm Lorenzo expected by Tuesday in subdued tropics
    The year's 13th tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean formed Monday and was expected to become Tropical Storm Lorenzo by Tuesday, though the tropics overall remain more subdued than had been expected earlier this year. The depression was about 650...
  • 4 sea lions with evidence of gunshot wounds have been found in Malibu

    4 sea lions with evidence of gunshot wounds have been found in Malibu
    Four sea lions with evidence of gunshot wounds have been recovered from Malibu beaches in the last two months, wildlife rescuers said Thursday. The two such sea lions found this month had confirmed gunshot bodies, though it is unclear if they were...
  • National Weather Service Gets Big Computing Boost

    The U.S. National Weather Service is getting a quantum jump in computing power that will significantly improve its forecasting and storm tracking abilities to better protect the country from severe weather. "This is a game changer," Louis Uccellini, who...
  • Hampton Roads dodged a blow as 2013 Atlantic hurricane season ends

    Hampton Roads dodged a blow this year as the Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Saturday with only two hurricanes on record — the fewest in 31 years — neither of which made landfall in the U.S. And for the first time in 19 years,...