| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
— The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems.
Secretary of State John Kerry, who is...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 22, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Expect a slightly slower than normal storm season with three to six hurricanes, including one to two major ones, government forecasters said Thursday.
The lukewarm outlook, which calls for eight to 13 storms overall, assumes El Niño will arrive by the...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Enough crazy weather already: You can expect an average or below-average hurricane season starting in June, national forecasters said Thursday.
In a radical year of weather -- from severe drought in California to brutal, will-it-ever-end winter across...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:34 PM
A week that started with deadly tornadoes ripping through the Midwest and South, is ending with rain falling in almost Biblical volumes in some states.
The major storm system causing the problems moved northward Thursday after causing 37 deaths and...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:50 AM
While much of the Northeast continued to dry out from devastating rains Friday, one Baltimore city block swallowed by a sinkhole will take longer to heal.
Dramatic video captured the city block in Charles Village collapsing after fierce thunderstorms...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:35 AM
A prolonged period of below-average rainfall has put the entire state of California under some level of drought, ranging in severity from moderate to exceptional, for the first time in 15 years.
The latest drought monitor released by the National...