Capital Weather Gang: Environment

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Unhealthy air quality in December? What’s going on?

Since Monday, parts of Maryland and northwest Virginia have experienced compromised air quality in the code orange range.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Quality, Environment, Latest

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Don’t read too much into Antarctic ozone report

This year’s smaller than average ozone hole is a reflection of weather, not necessarily the healing of the ozone layer.

By Jack Williams  |  12:14 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Environment, Latest

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Breathing easier: Washington, D.C.’s remarkable improvement in air quality

For the first time since 2009, and only the second time in the last 16 years, Washington, D.C. had no code red days for unhealthy air quality in the summer of 2013.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:43 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Health, Latest

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/29/2013

One week's worth of views from the International Space Station

Each day, from his perch aboard the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shares front row center views of Earth from outer space.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Environment, Imagery, Latest, Photography

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Earth Day 2013: 4 views from above

On this 43rd Earth Day, how about taking a moment to appreciate the planet and our region as seen from space...?

By Jason Samenow  |  02:56 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Imagery, Latest

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Texas explosion leaves footprint in the Earth and sky

The massive blast from a fertilizer plant in West, Texas imprinted an unmistakable signature underground and in the atmosphere.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Latest