The average world temperature was 58.12 degrees, tying with 2003 for the fourth warmest since 1880.
Federal officials say a virus is likely what’s causing hundreds of dead bottlenose dolphins to wash ashore along the East Coast.
A Southern Maryland fisherman caught two bull sharks near where the Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay earlier this week.
Federal officials are investigating what’s causing an unusually high number of dolphin strandings on the East Coast.
This Atlantic hurricane season may not be quite as busy as federal forecasters once thought, but they still warn of an unusually active and potentially dangerous few months to come.
A new massive federal study says the world in 2012 sweltered with continued signs of climate change. Rising sea levels, snow melt, heat buildup in the oceans, and melting Arctic sea ice and Greenland ice sheets, all broke or nearly broke records, but temperatures only sneaked into the top 10.
Reston, Virginia is now home to a National Weather Service computer that can make 213 trillion calculations per second, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says will improve forecasts.
As rain moves through the D.C. Metro area this afternoon and evening, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for much of region.
Federal forecasters are predicting yet another busy hurricane season.
Federal weather forecasts for Superstorm Sandy were exceptionally accurate last fall, but the warnings themselves were confusing, an internal review found.