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WATCH: Physicist Proposes Peculiar Plan To Stop Twisters

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.27.2014 | Science

What's the best way to stop tornadoes from terrorizing the U.S.? Block them with gigantic walls. At least that's what one scientist is expected to pro...

WATCH: This Trippy Map Of Wind Patterns Is A Massive Time Suck

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.18.2013 | Science

Earth's weather systems are truly mesmerizing. Just take a look at this trippy interactive map of global wind patterns created by Tokyo-based software...

Do YOU Know The Difference Between Hurricanes, Cyclones, Typhoons?

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.11.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and moved out to the South China Sea: HURRICANE? CYCLONE? TYPHOO...

Long-Running Globe-Circling Satellite Takes Final Bow

AP | Posted 09.02.2013 | Science

PASADENA, Calif. — Jason-1, a satellite that for more than a decade precisely tracked rising sea levels across a vast sweep of ocean and helped ...

Telescope Spies Strange 'Red Arcs' In Sky

Posted 04.02.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 04/02/2013 11:45 AM EDT on LiveScience Glowing red arcs invisible to the naked eye ha...

WATCH: Charles Barkley Should Keep His Day Job

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.29.2013 | Sports

He may be better known for his basketball skills, but former NBA superstar Charles Barkley is boasting a new title of "weatherman" this week. As De...

Why Are We Glued to the Weather Channel?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 01.02.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

On Saturday, Linda Holmes of NPR's monkeysee blog watched 14 hours of The Weather Channel. Why oh why? she laments. Why did I ...

Hurricane Reading: Erik Larson's Thriller Details Deadly Galveston Storm of 1900

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.28.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time and the Deadliest Hurricane in History is a thriller, a first-rate page-turner. The minute-by-minute chronicle of the hurricane is the centerpiece of the book, and it will blow your hair back.

What If TV Weathercasters Told the Truth About Climate Change?

Heather Libby | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green
Heather Libby

I'd expected to hear more about these extreme weather events in the news, and in my ideal world, they'd even include a little context about why they were happening. But nearly all the news and weather reports I watched said the same thing.

'Green News Report' - September 4, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

'Green News Report' - August 30, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

Hurricane Season and Insurance Coverage: Questions & Answers

Bonnie Schneider | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money
Bonnie Schneider

Tropical weather is heating up! Now that we are in the thick of hurricane season, you may be wondering about disaster insurance: if the worst happens, am I covered?

I'm With Stupid: My Cloudy Understanding of the Technological Climate

Todd Hartley | Posted 09.22.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

It was a telling measure of how out of my element I was discussing the weather that the conversation I understood best was when a physicist tried to explain what the Higgs Boson actually is.

Heavy Rain And Flash Floods Kill At Least 15 In Japan

AP | Posted 07.12.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Heavy rain triggered flash floods and mudslides in southern Japan on Thursday, causing at least 15 deaths and leaving 11 more people missing....

Strange Sounds Of Auroras Explained In New Study

Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

The northern lights of Earth are more than just dazzling light shows — they also generate their own strange applause too, a new study reveals. The...

Spring Comes Super-Early This Year, And Astronomers Say Why

Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 03/19/2012 01:48 PM EDT on SPACE.com Across much of the United States, this has been an unusually mild winter, especially...

Ancient Diaries May Shed New Light On Climate Change

Posted 02.27.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/26/2012 08:58 PM EST on LiveScience Diaries and writings from ninth-century Baghda...

Why Do Meteorologists Dismiss Climate Change Science?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 04.23.2012 | Science
Marvin Meadors

John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel and the original weatherman on Good Morning America: "There isn't any climate crisis," he said. "It's totally manufactured."

PHOTOS: Rocket Launched Into Aurora Borealis Makes For Spectacular Photos

Posted 02.21.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 02/21/2012 07:17 AM EST on SPACE.com A team of scientists launched a small rocket into an eye-popping northern ligh...

Scientists Find Surprising Cause Of 'Little Ice Age'

Posted 01.31.2012 | Science

When the weather suddenly got colder in Northern Europe a few centuries ago, some people blamed witchcraft. But now an international team of scientist...

Lynne Peeples

Are Weathercasters Misguiding Their Viewers On Climate Change?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green

If you are like most Americans, the weather forecast on tonight's evening news may be your only exposure to science all day. And there's a good chance...

Tropical Storm Emily Forms, Takes Aim At Caribbean

AP | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green

ROUSEAU, Dominica — Tropical Storm Emily formed Monday in the eastern Caribbean and lashed islands with heavy rain and winds, as the system move...

How This Year's Extreme, Record-Breaking Weather Has Rocked Planet Earth

wunderground.com | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green

Every year extraordinary weather events rock the Earth. Records that have stood centuries are broken. Great floods, droughts, and storms affect millio...

"Optimistic Weather App" Lies To You About Tomorrow's Weather

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.24.2011 | Technology

Anyone who's ever been in a relationship knows that, sometimes, it's better to just lie. Laboring under this unspoken truth is a new Android app for...

Weather

AP | STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HARTFORD, Conn. — In Rhode Island, a mayor tells parents of snowbound schoolchildren to "hang in there." Atlanta has blown nearly all the money ...