Virus blamed for Atlantic dolphin deaths

2013-08-28 10:05

A dolphin virus that is similar to measles in humans is suspected of causing the deaths of hundreds of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.

Tsunami hits US East Coast

2013-06-25 23:13

A higher than normal US East Coast wave on 13 June was a tsunami, possibly caused by a strong storm.

US without main weather satellite

2013-05-24 18:07

A key satellite positioned to track severe weather in the eastern US has failed, just as the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is about to start.

2012 among 10 warmest years on record

2013-01-16 16:48

Last year was among the top 10 warmest in the modern global record, two US climate-watching agencies have reported.

Pilot whales in several mass strandings

2012-09-02 20:50

Pilot whales have beached at several different places from the US to Canada to Scotland.

Rio 20 yrs later: Pollution 1, forests 0

2012-06-20 18:52

Since the Earth summit 20 years ago, world temperatures, carbon pollution and number of disasters has mounted.

Growing solar storm about to smack Earth

2012-03-07 20:49

The biggest solar flare in years, and its growing, is about to smack Earth and could disrupt power grids, GPS, and communications.

Tornadoes and climate change 'unrelated'

2011-05-24 10:35

A top US weather expert has said there is no link between tornadoes ravaging the US and climate change.

2010 could be warmest year ever

2010-11-21 13:53

2010 could finish as the warmest year on record, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has reported.

New life off Indonesia revealed

2010-08-27 14:15

Scientists using cutting-edge technology to explore waters off Indonesia have photographed plate-sized sea spiders and flower-like sponges.

Clever noses sniff out Gulf seafood

2010-06-07 16:35

William Mahan bends over a bowl of raw shrimp and inhales deeply, using his left hand to wave the scent up toward his nose. Deep breath. Exhale. Repeat.


Neutral El Niño risk this year

2013-11-08 07:39

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it expected neutral El Niño weather conditions to persist in the Northern Hemisphere through spring.

Puget Sound Orcas to stay protected

2013-08-02 21:04

NOAA has decided Puget Sound orcas will remain protected under the US Endangered Species Act.

La Nina more likely in Northern summer

2013-06-06 21:36

The US government weather forecaster is predicting that extreme conditions are unlikely through the Northern Hemisphere summer, with the La Nina pattern more likely to develop.

El Niño won't disrupt north's summer

2013-05-09 20:16

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the latest data confirmed its forecast that El Niño was unlikely to cause extreme weather in the Northern Hemisphere.

US roasts to hottest year on record

2013-01-08 22:08

Last year has left heat records and Americans deep-fried as temperatures soared off the charts.

Climate: 2011 a year of extremes

2012-07-10 21:08

Severe droughts, floods and heat waves rocked the world last year as greenhouse gas levels climbed, probably boosting the odds of extreme weather events.

Peru dolphin deaths still a mystery

2012-04-21 21:06

Hundreds of dead dolphins strewn along Peru's beaches remain a mystery, officials say.

US withdraws culling permission

2011-07-27 10:24

The federal government has reversed itself and withdrew permission it had granted to euthanize sea lions caught gobbling endangered salmon.

2010 ties 2005 for hottest year

2011-01-13 12:25

The year 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year on record for global surface temperature, US government scientists have said.

La Niña raising hurricane risk

2010-09-09 22:12

The La Niña climate phenomenon is strengthening, increasing the likelihood an active hurricane season could get even busier.

June breaks heat record

2010-07-16 11:30

The hottest June ever has been recorded, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said.

US predicts 7 hurricane season

2010-05-28 09:35

The upcoming Atlantic hurricane season will have between 14 to 23 tropical storms and up to seven major hurricanes.

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