| 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
| 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 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 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.
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:36 PM
It’s been two years since NASA’s space shuttle program came to an end, but thousands of Americans still dream of becoming astronauts. Eight of them – four men and four women – were introduced Monday as NASA’s astronaut...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Despite a three-fold increase in people and cars in the last 50 years, California’s strict vehicle emissions standards have managed to significantly clear the state’s air, according to new research.
The study also found that Southern...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The leading cause of death during Superstorm Sandy last fall was drowning, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report, which analyzed 117 storm-related deaths, comes amid a National Oceanic and...
| May 21, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Images showing the massive tornadoes spawned by "super cell" thunderstorms over Oklahoma, and the scars they left behind, have been released by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The images show the sudden outbreak of super-...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:13 PM
The ratio of carbon dioxide reached 400 parts per million Sunday in readings taken by the two top monitors of greenhouse gases.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revised its Sunday reading to 400.06, following a Sunday reading of 400....