| May 13, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Carbon dioxide measurements in the Earth's atmosphere did not break the symbolic milestone of 400 parts per million at a Hawaiian observatory last week, according to a revised reading from the nation's climate observers.
The National Oceanic and...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:03 AM
There she goes again!
The same region of the sun that brought you three powerful solar flares in a 24-hour span from Sunday night to Monday evening let loose Tuesday night with another explosive flash of ultraviolet radiation and sent tons of its own...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the World Trade Organization found last year that U.S. labeling requirements for dolphin-safe tuna put Mexican tuna fishermen at a trade disadvantage, marine advocates worried that the federal government would weaken its dolphin-safe standards....
| May 10, 2013
| 3:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- The ratio of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has surpassed 400 parts per million in an average daily reading at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory, the highest concentration of the heat-trapping greenhouse gas in millions of...
| May 12, 2013
| 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- Climate change could lead to the widespread loss of common plants and animals around the world, according to a new study released Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
The study’s authors looked at 50,000 common species....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:35 AM
A 20-foot boat that washed ashore earlier this month in Northern California has been confirmed as the first debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami to reach the state.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, working with the Japanese...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Rainfall or snowfall dumped by the most intense storms could grow significantly heavier in most of the United States by the final decades of the century, according to a new climate change study.
The paper, written by a research team led by scientists...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 9:35 PM
A 54-year-old Mexican woman was caught allegedly attempting to smuggle 29 pounds of shark fins into the U.S. at the San Ysidro border crossing, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. Shark fins can fetch more than $2,000 a......
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Volcanic eruption: The eruption of Cleveland Volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands sends a plume of ash 15,000 feet into the air....
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A California marine biologist and whale-watching tour operator has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly feeding killer whales in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, in violation of federal wildlife provisions....
| Jan 24, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Solar flare: The effects of a massive solar flare that erupted on the sun Sunday are expected to be felt on Earth on Tuesday....