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This Is Why You Don't Go Fishing During A Thunderstorm

Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

Lightning can strike faster than a heartbeat. In this incredible six-second video, a fisherman narrowly avoids a bolt of lightning while boating on...

The Week's Wildest Weather In Photos

Posted 12.17.2011 | Green

This past week, U.S. federal weather forecasters announced their predictions for the beginning of 2012. They say the first three months of 2012 will s...

The Week's Wildest Weather In Photos

Posted 12.09.2011 | Green

This week was marked by several wild weather events. New Mexico was blasted by a winter storm earlier this week which left schools and highways closed...

Joseph Erbentraut

WATCH: Garfield Park Conservatory Cleanup Continues | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.01.2011 | Chicago

Though a month has already passed since Chicago's historic Garfield Park Conservatory sustained massive damage in the late June storm that dumped golf...

How This Year's Extreme, Record-Breaking Weather Has Rocked Planet Earth | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green

Every year extraordinary weather events rock the Earth. Records that have stood centuries are broken. Great floods, droughts, and storms affect millio...

This Crazy Weather

Amy Chavez | Posted 07.27.2011 | Green
Amy Chavez

If the weather does return to normal by the summer, I forecast more margaritas during the week, with a 90 percent chance of lemon, salt and tequila shots on the weekends.

How Climate Change Is Screwing With Your Average Business Traveler

Stanley Bing | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
Stanley Bing

It used to be that business travel represented an all-expenses paid way to get out of whatever obnoxious climate you were sick of. Except now when you get places, they're all sort of the same. Rain. Gush. Clouds. Cheesy wind.

Mammoth Winter Storm Leaves Bitter Cold, Destruction Across The U.S.

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

CHICAGO — In a city known for punishing mayors for their handling of snowstorms, Mayor Richard Daley was careful not to step in front of the cam...

Colossal Storm Roars Through Nation's Heartland, Warnings From Texas To Maine

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

CHICAGO — A winter weather colossus roared into the nation's heartland Tuesday, laying down a paralyzing punch of dangerous ice and whiteout sno...

Why the Wild Winter Weather?

Paul R. Epstein, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul R. Epstein, M.D., M.P.H.

Winter weather has been especially harsh this year, as it was last year. Scientists have long predicted that weather across the Northern Hemisphere could get colder with global warming. How might this work?

East Coast States Brace For Yet Another Scorching Day

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

NEW YORK — It's blistering. Scorching. Steamy. Brutal. Baking. Torrid. Ovenlike. It's run-out-of-adjectives hot. "A volcano – that's what...

Insane Hail Storm Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oklahoma has some wild weather. This hail storm is surreal in the way that it builds from alarming to deadly to unbelievable in a matter of minutes. ...

Cold stuns Floridians, causes deaths elsewhere

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla. — Mark and Barbara Willard were at home in Wickford, England two weeks ago checking the weather forecast on the Internet before pa...

Falling Ice Crashes Through Roof, Destroys Colorado Home

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BRUSH, Colo. — A basketball-sized chunk of ice crashed through the roof of a family's Colorado home after apparently falling from an airplane passin...

Extreme Gardening in Alaska

Suzy Bales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Suzy Bales

This rampant summer growth is caused by a combination of almost constant sunlight, cool 50-degree nights and warm - not hot - 70-degree days.

Mamatis Clouds Turn NYC Sky Orange After Thunderstorm (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers this weekend snapped photos and shot video of the sky last weekend after rare clouds, resulting from moist air and dry air mixing after a ...

South Carolina Wildfire Spreads Near Tourist Beach, Burns Dozens Of Homes

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — South Carolina's biggest wildfire in more than three decades _ a blaze four miles wide _ destroyed dozens of homes Th...

Rare snow blankets South as East braces for storm

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A potent March snowstorm blanketed much of the Southeast with snow Sunday before barreling toward the Northeast, where offici...

Deadly Ice Storm Knocks Out Power For 1.3 Million Across Nation

AP | JOE BIESK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Steve Beshear (beh-SHEER) is raising his state's death toll to 24 in a storm that caked several states in ice last week. ...

Winter Storm Rocks Kentucky, Wrecks State's Power Grid

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CANEYVILLE, Ky. — Thousands of National Guard troops swinging chainsaws cut their way into remote communities Sunday to reach residents stranded...

Northeast Ice Storm Ravages Power Lines, More Outages Possible

AP | BETH LaMONTAGNE HALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JAFFREY, N.H. — Joined by people seeking shelter from the bitter cold, parishioners at the Jaffrey Bible Church on Sunday thanked God for a warm...

2 greenhouse gases on the rise worry scientists

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Carbon dioxide isn't the only greenhouse gas that worries climate scientists. Airborne levels of two other potent gases _ one from ...

Huge Wildfires Force Frantic Evacuations In LA

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — Two huge wildfires driven by strong Santa Ana winds burned into neighborhoods near Los Angeles on Monday, forcing frantic evacuati...

Hurricane Ike Ravaged The Environment: Investigation

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO, FRANK BASS and CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Hurricane Ike's winds and massive waves destroyed oil platforms, tossed storage tanks and punctured pipelines. The environmental da...

Maine coast braces for rare tropical weather hit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

EASTPORT, Maine — Forecasters issued a rare tropical storm warning and hurricane watch Saturday for parts of coastal Maine as Hurricane Kyle roa...