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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,...

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

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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

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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.

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....