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Storms

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...

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 10.07.2016 | 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 10.02.2016 | Fifty
Becky Millard

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

The Archaeology of Awe

Alexei Vranich | Posted 10.05.2016 | 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 09.15.2016 | 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 09.08.2016 | 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 07.27.2016 | 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 05.29.2016 | 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.