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Kate Sheppard

New Jersey Residents Want To Reduce Coastal Risks, But They Don't Want To Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

New Jersey residents support efforts to protect coastal communities from the hazards of storms and flooding, but they don't want to pay for them, a ne...

Funnel Clouds, Hail And Heavy Rain Pound Midwest

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green

By Kevin Murphy April 3 (Reuters) - A storm front packing funnel clouds, large hail and heavy rains rolled through the Midwest and so...

Kate Sheppard

Congress Just Undid The 1 Good Thing It's Done On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Congress approved changes to the federal flood insurance program in June 2012 that lawmakers said then would fix the program's problem...

WATCH: Wave Smashes Through Restaurant Windows

Posted 03.02.2014 | Los Angeles

Diners at a California restaurant had an uninvited guest for breakfast on Saturday when the ocean itself smashed through the windows and came inside. ...

PHOTOS: Will It Ever Stop Snowing?

Posted 02.09.2014 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Snow crippled the eastern U.S. on Monday, dumping nearly 10 inches of snow in some...

Is It Just Us, Or Is This The Scariest Wave Of All Time?

Posted 02.10.2014 | Weird News

It's a wave! It's a face! It's … both of those things?! Photographer Simon Emmett captured this stunning shot earlier this week while snappin...

PHOTOS: Snow, Floods and the California Drought

Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: A rare snow storm hit the Deep South early in the week from North Carolina to Texa...

PHOTOS: Snow, And California's Never-Ending Drought

Posted 01.26.2014 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Snow barreled down on the East Coast from North Carolina into New England, causing...

PHOTOS: Floods, Heat Waves And Fires

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: The Rockies experienced hurricane-force winds late last weekend, with some gusts r...

PHOTOS: The Polar Vortex, Dead Bats And New Schools

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: The polar vortex descended across much of North America on Monday and Tuesday, bri...

Polar Vortex Causes Hell to LITERALLY Freeze Over in Michigan

Roadtrippers | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

Hell has frozen over. Hell, Michigan that is. Hell is a charming little hamlet an hour outside Detroit, near Ann Arbor. Established in the 1840s, around the same time Michigan last experienced such hellish weather.

A Year Of Environmental News, In Photos

Posted 12.30.2013 | Green

This year has been an interesting one for the environment. Heat waves, winter storms, tornadoes and typhoons struck all corners of the globe. Baby pan...

Massive Michigan Power Outage Reveals Some People's Dark Side

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.27.2014 | Impact
Lev Raphael

In case you missed it somehow, half a million people in Michigan lost power this past week after a horrendous ice storm. Not only was it the Christmas season, but this was after 300,000 had lost power less than two months ago in another storm.

New Year's Resolutions

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

These are the three characteristics necessary for a New Year's resolution to be worthy of being made in the first place and then of being reached and sustained.

PHOTOS: Snow Storms And Travel Delays

Posted 12.22.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: An ice storm in New York left thousands of people without power. A tornado ripped...

PHOTOS: Winter Storms Batter Europe, Parts Of The U.S.

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Deadly storms battered Britain and Scandinavia, killing at least three people and ...

Winter Is Coming (But It's Okay If You Don't Want It To)

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

We don't have to pretend to enjoy the winter if spring is our preference, but what if we could consciously embrace the season, understanding it is a prerequisite -- a rite of passage -- for the spring to follow.

PHOTOS: Winter Storms, Cyclones And Ongoing Recovery

Posted 12.01.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: A massive storm snarled holiday travel for millions along the East Coast. Displac...

Powerful Winter Storm Heads East, Threatens Thanksgiving Travel

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green

An icy storm that started in the West and is blamed in at least 10 fatal accidents was bringing a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Ark...

PHOTOS: Snowstorms, Tornadoes And Recovery

Posted 11.24.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Towns in Illinois are recovering from a series of tornadoes that ravaged the regio...

Massive Storm Threatens Holiday Travel

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green

By Noreen O'Donnell Nov 23 (Reuters) - A dangerous storm that brought snow and drenching rains to the southwestern United States blame...

Midwest Under High Storm Threat

AP | By DON BABWIN and DAVID MERCER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least six people dead and unlea...

The Typhoon and Global Warming

Mike Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mike Smith

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Supertyphoon Haiyan Redux

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The destruction wrought by Haiyan, as its category 5 designation indicates, is catastrophic. Possibly beyond catastrophic, if there is such a thing. What caused such a destructive storm?

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...