| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:18 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center activated its alert system Thursday to issue an El Niño watch.
The alert means that conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific are favorable enough that El Niño has a more than a 50% chance of...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:15 PM
U.S. government forecasters say odds are increasing that El Niño, an ocean-warming pattern that alters weather across the globe, will develop later this year.
Conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific have shifted enough that the National Oceanic and...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Global warming is changing the Arctic so quickly that experts say we should expect an ice-free Arctic Ocean in the summer within just a few decades.
But a group of scientists says there is a way to spare the Arctic from more disastrous climate change....
| Feb 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
A storm warning has been issued for space, where a "cannibal" coronal mass ejection grabbed the attention of space-weather watchers.
The sun -- at a peak of activity in the 11-year solar cycle -- hurled a pair of CMEs that reached Earth early Saturday...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Expect an overall nice week with lots of sun, mild mornings and warm afternoons. A weak cold front is expected to increase the chance of rain on Wednesday.
South Florida's Monday forecast calls for sunny skies with highs in the low 80s and lows in the...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:22 PM
If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect.
A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Legendary cookbook writer Paula Wolfert has been diagnosed with an early form of Alzheimer’s disease, but in characteristic fashion, she’s not taking it passively. You can help her raise money for the Alzheimer’s Assn. -- and eat a lot...
| 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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:10 AM
The groundhog won't give his prognosis for spring's arrival for a few days, but AccuWeather.com meteorologists already foresee six more weeks of winter in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
The forecasting company's spring outlook calls for cold...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The majesty and imperiled status of the world's aquatic life are vividly captured in "Mission Blue." Fisher Stevens and Robert Nixon's documentary also serves as a biographical portrait of internationally renowned oceanographer and eco-activist Sylvia...