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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

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


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

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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.

Over 1 Million Evacuated As Strong Typhoon Batters China

AP | Posted 07.11.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon pounded the Chinese coast south of Shanghai on Saturday with strong winds and heavy rainfall, submerging roads, felling tre...

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.

Texas Could Face Flood Threats For Weeks

AP | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — This week's record rainfall in Texas eased the state's drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to ...

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.

Windy Storm Sweeps Down West Coast

AP | KRISTIN J. BENDER | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A windy storm sweeping down the West Coast knocked down trees, ripped through freeway and street signs, delayed hundreds of fli...

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


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.

Storms Slam South, Killing At Least 4 People

AP | By JACK ELLIOTT Jr. | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green

COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) — Elizabeth Bordelon planned to go Christmas shopping until nasty weather blowing through southeastern Mississippi convinced he...

Huge California Storm Causes Power Outages, Delays Flights

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA and ELLEN KNICKMEYER | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm churned down the West Coast on Thursday, bringing strong gales and much-needed rain and snow that caused wides...

'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...

Are We Ready For The Next Big Storm?

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and WAYNE PARRY | Posted 12.26.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — After Superstorm Sandy, officials in New York and New Jersey vowed to make sure the unprecedented destruction wouldn't happen again....

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' | 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...

Thousands Stranded After California Storms Cause Mudslides

AP | By BRIAN MELLEY and RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 10.04.2014 | Green

MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — When the skies opened up with a vengeance, Michael Honer had a front row seat to the powerful forces of Mother Nature. ...