| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Just two pages into the book "Unbroken," its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:25 AM
When Brian Stewart accused a local fraternity chapter at Morgan State University of discriminating against him for being gay late last year, the university stressed its commitment to diversity and began investigating.
The two results, Stewart said...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:12 AM
U.S. scientists on Thursday raised the likelihood that the global climate phenomenon El Niño will develop by summer, pegging the odds at 70 percent.
In a monthly El Niño forecast discussion, the Climate Prediction Center in College Park said that...
| May 11, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Meteorologists are growing increasingly confident that El Nino is brewing — but that doesn't mean they know what kind of weather it might bring Maryland.
The climate phenomenon that brings unusually warm water to the Pacific Ocean off South...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:20 PM
If dolphins depart the National Aquarium, officials are contemplating what to do with the 1.2 million-gallon pool where the marine mammals have been on display for more than two decades.
Among the possibilities: creating an underwater forest with...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Australian meteorologists predict a 70 percent chance El Niño will develop this year, higher than the 50 percent odds U.S. forecasters called for last month.
"It is now likely (estimated at a greater than 70 percent chance) that an El Niño will...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Having circumnavigated the Americas on his own, Annapolis-based sailor Matt Rutherford has turned his attention to researching plastics' effects on environment
Matt Rutherford is more comfortable on water than he is on land. As he sat recently for an...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Think Mexico is only for spring breakers on a beach, coconut drink and pink umbrella in hand? Think again.
Adventurous visitors willing to branch out from well-traveled haunts like Puerto Vallarta or the Riviera Maya will be rewarded with singular...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Teresa P. deKowzan, a registered nurse who during her 35-year career at Mercy Medical Center was supervisor of the delivery room and served as a mentor to young nurses, died Saturday of breast cancer at the Charlestown Retirement Community. She was 90....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The Panama Canal officially opened on Aug. 14, 1914, when the SS Ancon sailed the newly constructed 48-mile waterway from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. That path linking the two bodies of water on the Isthmus of Panama is mentioned a number of...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:38 AM
The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center on Thursday placed the globe on El Niño watch, with a 50 percent chance of the global climate pattern developing by summer or fall.
El Nino is characterized by above-average Pacific Ocean...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:08 AM
El Niño has shown signs of further development since forecasters issued a watch for the global climate pattern a month ago.
Observations of Pacific Ocean surface temperatures along the equator show warm water being pushed deeper, according to the...