| May 11, 2014
| 2:40 PM
— With oysters showing signs of revival in the Chesapeake Bay, some are trying to bring the bivalves back in the bay's second largest tributary, the Potomac River.
Just two years into their fledgling effort to restore the river's once-bountiful...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Too many coastal Virginia residents will not be moved by the bluster accompanying the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Dire predictions of powerful storms will be met by bravado and tales of having already endured the worst Mother Nature could...
| May 11, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Meteorologists are growing increasingly confident that El Nino is brewing — but that doesn't mean they know what kind of weather it might bring Maryland.
The climate phenomenon that brings unusually warm water to the Pacific Ocean off South...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Technology giant Google is buying satellite imaging company Skybox Imaging for $500 million, the company announced Tuesday.
The deal would immediately provide Google with the means to improve the quality and immediacy of its satellite imagery used for...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Expect a hot weekend with high temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s. There also is a chance of showers and storms on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
South Florida's Friday forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80s and...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Sexism may be getting in the way of hurricane safety.
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Arizona State University looked at 63 years of hurricane fatality data collected by the National...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Social media, mobile applications and the Internet served as lifelines to millions of residents in the U.S. Northeast in 2012 when superstorm Sandy knocked out power and most other lines of communication.
As hurricane season 2013 approaches, here is a...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:08 PM
The sun unleashed two X-class solar flares in the span of one hour and 10 minutes Tuesday morning, and there is a good chance that more may be coming soon.
Solar flares are big bursts of radiation that come from dark areas of the sun called sunspots. An...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why.
Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable...
| May 20, 2014
Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen.
Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...