| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:57 PM
SEATTLE — U.S. officials are heading to Greenland for a three-day meeting to persuade other Arctic nations to place a moratorium on high-seas fishing in the Arctic Ocean, where climate change is melting the permanent ice cap and allowing trawlers in...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:42 PM
SACRAMENTO—Don't blame the little fish. And don't call it the Central Valley.
Both comments, repeated incessantly, were irritants during President Obama's visit to parched California farm country last week.
The president was there—in the...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:58 PM
SAN DIEGO — Above the water line, the Point Loma wharf at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is impressive: large, high-tech ships dock there before cruising off to research sea life and climate conditions around the world. The skyline of...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:07 PM
DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border.
The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:28 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. — State regulators in North Carolina have asked a judge to delay what environmentalists claim is a sweetheart deal with Duke Energy designed to protect the nation's largest electrical utility from heavy fines for allowing coal ash into...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:18 PM
EDEN, N.C. – An environmental group Thursday challenged Duke Energy’s assurances that drinking water from the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia remained safe despite a massive spill of toxic coal ash that released a deluge of murky gray...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Here’s one solution to the National Football League’s concussion problem: Stop playing at sea level.
Researchers have found that concussion rates are about 30% lower in games played at higher altitudes.
The finding was based on an analysis...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:40 PM
"The Great Flood," an all-archival clip documentary revisiting the events and effects of the devastating Mississippi River flood of 1927, is by turns hypnotic, playful, wildly evocative and even a bit trippy. But most of all it's a unique, highly...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:19 PM
SEATTLE — The U.S. government violated the law when it opened millions of acres of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, possibly delaying plans by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell to drill off the...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:05 PM
Major storms will be more destructive to coastal areas of Los Angeles as sea level rise accelerates over the century, according to a new study the city of Los Angeles commissioned to help it adjust to climate change.
The study by USC took inventory of...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Scientists have figured out how and why massive pools of magma such as the one lurking beneath Yellowstone National Park blow sky-high in volcanic super-eruptions.
The rare catastrophic events can spew thousands of times more material than the...