| 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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Leaks are bedeviling trade negotiations.
In October, the European Commission leaked its position papers for the US-EU free trade agreement talks, known as the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement or T-TIP.
In November, Wikileaks...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:10 AM
For years, scientists have suspected that the warm waters of the western Pacific Ocean play a key role in shaping the Earth's climate. But satellite data provided only a partial picture of what's happening in this remote region of the globe.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The painter Diane Dunn and the photographer Joan Forester have different mediums, but they have a shared tendency to get close to their subjects in their exhibit "Patterns" at the Artists' Gallery.
Dunn's acrylic paintings actually alternate between...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Recent satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has greatly expanded its uranium enrichment capabilities. The nation just promised to launch more long-range rockets "soon." And, reportedly, labs in Pyongyang are hard at work developing nuclear-armed...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Week two of the Race begins in Iqueque, Chile, the city of eternal sunshine, situated on the edge of a desert and the Pacific Ocean. It’s pretty amazing. And it’s time to leave.
The teams depart around 3 in the morning, and they are sent...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:53 AM
The region has had its first flirt with winter weather this week, and now meteorologists are handicapping whether the upcoming season could be the snowiest since 2009-2010, or another dud.
In general, Baltimore's snowiest winters occur when high-...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:52 AM
For some, Cannon Beach is simply one more site on of a long list of tourist spots along the Oregon coastline.
But for Catonsville native Sarah Robbins, dipping the front tire of her Cannondale Synapse bicycle into the Pacific Ocean on Aug. 8 at the...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:12 AM
It has been a year since the climate pattern known as La Nina ended, the longest period of so-called "neutral" conditions since 2004. And there is no sign of the phenomenon, or its counterpart El Nino, through summer, climate forecasters say.
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Spring stirs pollen, and also dust — high-flying dust that's blown thousands of miles to reach North America in greater amounts than scientists have known before, with potential impact on the climate and air quality.
Mineral dust rises from dry...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 10:47 AM
A total solar eclipse will occur over parts of northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, and you can watch it from Maryland via a webcast.
The eclipse begins at about 3:35 p.m. EST, with its path starting in Australia's Garig Ganak...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Each month this year, climate data have shown one of the warmest starts to any year on record, and that continued in September across the country and state and in Baltimore.
Across the contiguous U.S., January through September was the warmest first nine...