| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Scientists probing a giant plug of earwax pulled from a dead blue whale have discovered in its hardened layers a detailed biography of the wild animal's life, from birth to death, in 6-month chapters.
Their new technique, described in the Proceedings...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Call it the Great Walrus Haulout of 2013.
Look closely at the picture above and you'll see an estimated 10,000 walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) that have hauled their great girth out of the water and onto a small barrier island in northwestern Alaska to...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Mammoth Lakes received its first snow of the season, getting blanketed overnight Saturday. Residents awoke to the first day of fall Sunday to find 4 to 6 inches on top, 2 to 3 inches at Main Lodge and about an inch at Canyon.
This all comes with fewer...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Bird-watchers are intrigued and delighted that high-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies are being found across Southern California and as far north as Marin County in recent weeks.
Blue-footed boobies, which rarely venture north of Imperial...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is open again. But it will take more than unlocking the doors, flipping the lights back on and turning on the panda cam before it’s business as usual.
Thousands of federal workers returned to their jobs...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:59 PM
WASHINGTON – House Republicans have summoned the leaders of 13 federal agencies to a hearing next month to examine their plans to implement a sweeping climate change agenda that President Obama outlined in a June speech.
Organized by the Energy...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Federal forecasters have softened their prediction of an extreme storm season, trimming back the number of hurricanes they expect this year to between six and nine.
That’s a small drop from the seven to 11 hurricanes originally forecast in May,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:53 PM
A team of scientists is setting out on a research expedition along the U.S. West Coast to study ocean acidification, the greenhouse gas-driven change in the chemistry of seawater that has been called climate change’s “evil twin.”...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:18 PM
More than a hundred explorers, scientists and government officials will gather at Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific on Friday to draft a blueprint to solve a deep blue problem: About 95% of the world's oceans remains unexplored.
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Cooler temperatures are approaching, but the year’s worst heat wave continues to punish areas from South Dakota to coastal Massachusetts on Thursday, prolonging withering conditions that have already claimed one man’s life in Kentucky....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:55 PM
The federal damage assessment of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill should take into account the broader economic and social impacts of the 2010 blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Research Council.