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California Braces For More Rain After Storm Kills At Least 7

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 02.19.2017 | Green

There’s no reprieve in sight from the deadly rains battering California. Intense precipitation that’s killed at least seven people in Southern Ca...

Oroville Evacuation Order Lifted As Flooding Threats Ease

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 02.14.2017 | Green

The nearly 200,000 people evacuated Sunday from the area surrounding the Oroville Dam in Oroville, California, are now free to return home, Butte Coun...

Major Winter Storm Due To Pound U.S. Northeast

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.12.2017 | Green

A major winter storm is expected to dump 8 to 16 inches (20 to 40 cm) of snow on parts of the U.S. Northeast on Sunday night and Monday, prompting sto...

Jerry Brown Asks Trump For Storm Disaster Declaration

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.11.2017 | Green

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has sent a letter to Donald Trump, asking the president to issue a disaster declaration for the storm-beleaguered stat...

More Than Foot Of Snow Expected From Storm Barreling Across Northeast

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.09.2017 | Green

A powerful winter storm barreled up the east coast Thursday morning, bringing strong winds and heavy snow, including blizzard and whiteout conditions ...

Heartbreaking Photos Show Devastation From New Orleans Tornadoes

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS ― Heartbreak returned to southeast Louisiana Tuesday as seven tornadoes laid waste to the area, including parts of New Orleans that had ...

Several Tornadoes Batter Louisiana

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.07.2017 | Green

Southern Louisiana was struck hard by several tornadoes in multiple storm fronts Tuesday. A number of injuries were reported as videos began to surfac...

Winter Storm Brings Ice And Freezing Rain To Central U.S.

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.15.2017 | Green

CHICAGO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A winter storm battered a large swath of the central United States on Sunday with ice and freezing rain, creating dangerou...

California Braces For Once-In-A-Decade Storm

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.07.2017 | Green

After years of a devastating drought, a monster winter storm was barreling toward parts of California Saturday ― and weather forecasters warned it c...

Typhoon Slams Into Central Philippines, Cutting Off Power

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.26.2016 | World

By Enrico Dela Cruz MANILA (Reuters) - A typhoon slammed into central Philippines late on Sunday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains and cutting of...

Blizzard Warnings As Winter Storm Forecast Over Central U.S.

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.25.2016 | Travel

(Reuters) - Almost all of North and South Dakota were under blizzard, ice storm or winter storm warnings on Sunday as wintry weather was forecast to h...

Thousands Flee Coastal Villages As Typhoon Nock-Ten Nears Philippines

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.24.2016 | World

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine authorities on Saturday evacuated thousands in coastal villages in the country’s central region where a category 4 typ...

This Year's Extreme Weather Was One For The Books

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 12.22.2016 | Green

The past year was scorching hot, freezing cold, soaking wet and consumed in flames ― and it’s just a sneak peek of what’s to come if we don’t ...

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Extreme Weather

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 11.22.2016 | Green
Michael A. Moodian

I interviewed Sprigg, the architect of the U.S. National Climate Program, tasked in the early 1970s by the Undersecretary of Commerce and the Interdepartmental Committee for Atmospheric Sciences to develop a plan that would address concerns of a changing global climate. His insights are below.

Managing Climate Risk in Trump's America

The Conversation US | Posted 11.10.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

By Robert Kopp, Rutgers University On Tuesday, it appears, a slim plurality of Americans voted for Hillary Clinton to be president of the United Stat...

Our Newest Weather Satellite will be Worth the Wait

Eric Webster | Posted 11.08.2016 | Technology
Eric Webster

For 10 years, a weather satellite named GOES-East has been flying 22,300 miles above Earth staring at the eastern half of the United States down to So...

Matthew Is Coming... (And My Wife's Manicure Is Ruined)

Steve Alten | Posted 10.17.2016 | HuffPost Home
Steve Alten

Everyone living in Florida since 2005 has a hurricane story; some are truly devastating. Since I am writing this in "real time" I don't know the outco...

The President's Power to Convene

William S. Becker | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green
William S. Becker

America's aging dams and levees require a new approach to climate-related flooding. (Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) Last August nearly 7 trill...

Breathtaking Photos That Capture The Terrible Beauty Of Big Storms

National Geographic | Emma Mustich | Posted 09.23.2016 | Science

This post originally appeared on National Geographic. Photographs by Mitch Dobrowner Mitch Dobrowner has a vivid imagination. When he listens to musi...

We All Should Strive to be the Palm in the Storm

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
The University of Central Florida Forum

Carolyn A. Massiah UCF Forum columnist Hurricane season is beginning to hit its peak activity. Multiple storms have been brewing in the Atlantic the ...

Take Back Your Power

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Last week I had just finished re-landscaping my backyard when, within 24 hours, a new direction regarding the path of Hurricane Hermine became evident. In that moment I had an awareness of how absolutely powerless I felt in the immensity of the pending storm; my thoughts were busy painting a grim 3-D picture of my newly planted palm trees floating out to sea.

Found: A Hidden Tasmanian Shipwreck

Atlas Obscura | Posted 06.21.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

by Sarah Laskow, originally posted on Atlas Obscura In Tasmania, where it's winter and storms have been flooding the north of the island, the severe ...

Poop Happens -- Don't Be Afraid of the Mess!

Sharon C. Jenkins | Posted 05.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon C. Jenkins

It's your choice to look for the beauty in the middle of a struggle. Don't be afraid of the mess; it's a temporary situation at worst, and you just might find the best of you in the midst of it all.

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...