A recent breach by Chinese hackers gave the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration a reason to feel under the weather. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that hackers in China breached the United States’ weather network in late September through…
By Ashira Morris
The strongest tropical cyclone of 2014 is spinning toward Japan, maintaining winds around 165 miles per hour. Super Typhoon Vongfong is predicted to still be a Category 5 storm by the end of Wednesday, but is not expected to make…
By Vic Pasquantonio
Scientists hope to boost the population of endangered blue whales by changing shipping routes off the coast of California.
By Anna Christiansen
The world’s heat record was broken for a second consecutive month. With the exception of Antarctica, new temperature highs were recorded on every continent.
By Xander Landen
Although there are now more great whites swimming in U.S. waters, they are still rarely spotted by humans. There have been only 649 confirmed sightings of the great white between 1800 and 2010.
By Elizabeth Shell
Scientists have known for some time that shells of the tiniest sea life have been dissolving due to an increasingly polluted ocean. Pteropods, ocean-dwelling snails roughly the size of a thumbnail, have been dubbed by some the "…
By Ashley Ahearn, KUOW/EarthFix
Twenty-five years ago the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker bound for Long Beach, Calif., ran aground off of the south coast of Alaska. The vessel released 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound, polluting 1,300 miles of coastline.
By Joshua Barajas
Even though large-scale winter storms have bombarded parts of the U.S. in the last few weeks, global temperatures in January were the fourth warmest on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday.
Coping with Climate Change: Arctic Thaw…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
On Thursday, after nine months of record-breaking high temperatures and a scorching drought, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced their prediction that the winter of 2012/2013 is likely to follow the same trend. This year could…
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