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2010-07-21 10:25:12

An expedition partially funded by NASA, part of a program to search extreme environments for geological, biological and chemical clues to the origins and evolution of life, has discovered the deepest known hydrothermal vent in the world, nearly 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) below the surface of the western Caribbean Sea.

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By CATHERINE KOZAK, JEFF HAMPTON, KRISTIN DAVIS AND LAUREN KING By Catherine Kozak, Jeff Hampton, Kristin Davis and Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna paid a quick visit to the Outer Banks and checked out before noon Saturday, leaving a stiff breeze and rough surf behind.

2008-08-28 09:00:47

The Virginian-Pilot Bodie Island Spit at Oregon Inlet reopened on Wednesday to off- road vehicles, just in time for the Labor Day weekend.

2008-08-26 00:00:22

By Wade Rawlins CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. - Turtles are crawling ashore and laying eggs on this windy elbow of sand in record numbers.

2008-08-08 09:01:00

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot While summer's steamy weather has encouraged a record number of sea turtle eggs to hatch in Cape Hatteras National Seashore this year, the bird nesting season is winding down.

2008-08-04 12:00:46

By Staff Reports ASHEVILLE -- Authorities say a wildfire that burned about 250 acres of private and state parkland in Chimney Rock Park is almost totally contained. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that the fire was 95 percent contained Sunday.

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot washington A Dare County official urged a Senate subcommittee Wednesday to pass legislation setting aside a legal agreement on beach access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore that he says has limited public access and hurt tourism and the Outer Banks heritage.

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot washington A Dare County official urged a Senate subcommittee Wednesday to pass legislation setting aside a legal agreement on beach access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore that he says has limited public access and hurt tourism and the Outer Banks heritage.

2008-07-13 09:00:00

By W MEADE STITH III By W. Meade Stith III Environmentalists have sued to stop driving on beaches in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to push for more critical habitat designations in the Seashore.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.