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Building Resilient to Withstand Hurricanes

Erik Rancatore | Posted 03.22.2016 | Green
Erik Rancatore

Unless we change the way we build homes and businesses, our communities are going to continue to see excessive hazard and destruction based on Mother Nature's whims. More resilient structures will help keep our communities intact.

I Jinxed El Niño. I Jinxed it good.

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 03.07.2016 | Los Angeles
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

"The El Niño rains are still coming! They'll be here in January . . . February, no, we mean March, possibly April, or even late May," the local weath...

What You Can Expect From Winter Storm Jonas

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment
Carey Beth Elder

Stay safe and warm out there and check back tomorrow on your snow day to see if our predictions were right

A Mesmerizing Look Back At Earth's Strongest Storms Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.05.2016 | Science

Snow storms, typhoons, floods. Oh my! Earth suffered numerous extreme weather events in 2015 that left many of us in awe. Throughout the year, NASA's ...

2015: Top Six Breakthroughs That Are Changing Your World

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The descent of the Republican presidential debate into new lows of demagoguery highlighted the emptiness of political discourse. And across the country, communities experienced the torrential downpours, record temperatures, floods, droughts, and firestorms predicted by climate change models. But 2015 also brought breakthroughs.

If My Office Is Closed Due to Flooding, Am I Entitled to Wages?

Donna Ballman | Posted 12.30.2015 | Business
Donna Ballman

With winter storms wreaking havoc in the Midwest, causing flooding and tornadoes, you may find your office is closed. Going without pay can wreak its own havoc on your household, especially during the holidays. But you may be entitled to be paid even if your office is closed due to a storm.

All storms pass with time

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 12.21.2015 | Divorce
Mitch Rosenzweig

It couldn't make up its mind, although I am not sure it really had one. It would vary from a light lazy summer hinting breeze to a bone-chilling gust....

7 Spots for Storm Watching

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Travelers typically beseech the weather gods for blue skies and sunshine, but some people live for a little drama every now and again -- it often makes for a better story -- and for those types there's storm watching.

Rolling Through

Becky Millard | Posted 10.05.2015 | Fifty
Becky Millard

Storms roll through leaving a path of reason, we're forced to read.

The Archaeology of Awe

Alexei Vranich | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Alexei Vranich

I had been directing archaeological research for a decade in the highland Andes, in one of those rare places on earth where civilization once spontaneously arose. The more years I spent digging, the more enigmatic the site became.

Weather Myths You Definitely Believe, Debunked

Thrillist | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Lee Breslouer Credit: Shutterstock / Jennifer Bui/Thrillist What we know about the weather has changed significantly over time. While the ancie...

Farewell

Dagi Cueppers | Posted 09.08.2015 | Fifty
Dagi Cueppers

She died yesterday, 101 years old. Thousands of miles away, I did not get to say goodbye. I didn't get a chance to thank her, either. I would have loved to tell her that she'll always be with me. Every storm I weather, every mountain I climb. She'll be there.

Tropical Storm Danny Takes Shape In The Atlantic

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.18.2015 | Green

Aug 18 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Danny, the fourth named storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. Nati...

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

Surviving the Houston Floods: Safe Yet Feeling Unsafe

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

This time there was no warning. There was no hurricane, no tropical storm warning -- just a flash flood warning, which is common in Houston and usually doesn't mean homes will flood.

5 of the Worst Tornado Disasters in Illinois History

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.01.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Keep an eye on the skies, Illinois--it's officially tornado season in the Midwest and other tornado-alley states, which usually runs between March and June. But over the past few years, more tornadoes have touched down in Illinois outside of this timespan than during the peak spring season.

8 Tips to Survive the Winter Blues

Diana Murphy | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Diana Murphy

The winter blues are a real thing. Whether you recognize it or not the weather can have enormous impact on your mood. With a handful of below freezing days under our belts and undoubtedly more cold days to come surviving the winter blues are no easy feat.

Snowstorm Etiquette: 6 Tips to Keep Your Cool in Challenging Times

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 04.08.2015 | New York
Jacqueline Whitmore

5. Be a gracious guest. If you're invited to stay in someone's home, always ask permission before you bring your pets, friends, family or anyone else for that matter.

Storm Juno: I May Never See a Traffic-Free Times Square Again

Mich Cardin | Posted 03.30.2015 | New York
Mich Cardin

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Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It's time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth.

'I Am Penguin, Hear Me Squeak!' A Bird Speaks Out From Inside SeaWorld's 'Antarctica'

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I don't know if you are aware of this, but we penguins have our pride. In my case, I'm no run-of-the-mill bird. I'm a King penguin, in fact--bred fo...

Effects of Climate Change in My Backyard

Irene Monroe | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Irene Monroe

Understanding the interconnections and interdependence needed for a healthy planet to live and the global and collective work needed to fix the damage done is not just a backyard issue, but rather an LGBTQ one, too.

Weathering the Storm Surge of Social Media

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.25.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I'm not alone in counting on social media for information, but sometimes it can be a disappointing source. many of the tweets posted by groups that should likely be committed to offering useful information for people in a crisis failed to meet that objective.

Protect Your Pets Before Disaster Strikes

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Like most humans, animals don't respond well to chaos. With hurricane season not ending until November, it's critical for pet owners to be the true "first responders" -- knowing just what to do when their beloved companions need them most.

Kate Sheppard

Report Warns That Superstorm Sandy Was Not 'The Big One'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy wreaked major havoc on the United States, causing 117 deaths and leaving $62 billion worth of damage i...