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Just How Dangerous Are Thunderstorms?

Mother Nature Network | Chanie Kirschner | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. Down here in South Florida, thunderstorms are a daily (sometimes even a few times daily) o...

Deadly Lightning Storm That Struck 14 People 'Impossible' to Predict, Experts Say

AP | JOHN ROGERS and MATT HAMILTON | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predic...

Lightning Strikes 14 People In California

AP | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina...

Incredible Images Of Lightning Strikes In New York City

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

Wednesday evening's storms did more than just light up the skies of New York. They also lit up Twitter and Instagram with incredible photos and videos...

WATCH: Lightning Strikes New World Trade Center

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.23.2014 | New York

Mother Nature put on a spectacular light show in the Big Apple Friday night as massive thunderstorms descended upon the city. Social media was abuz...

Incredible Time-Lapse Shows Awesome Power Of Extreme Weather

Posted 02.26.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: At any given moment, Earth has about 2,000 thunderstorms going on. Each is a unique, mind-boggling s...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

PHOTOS: Mudslides, Flooding And Storms

Posted 11.03.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: One year later, residents remembered the lasting impact of Hurricane Sandy. Presi...

PHOTOS: Snow, Storms And Flooding

Posted 10.27.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Hurricane Raymond forced hundreds in Mexico to evacuate. Don't count on your cell...

PHOTOS: Floods, Fires and Storms

Posted 10.20.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Nearly 100 bushfires raged across Australia. Without a major storm having made la...

It took THIS to get my family to unplug

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

No drone of the air conditioner could be heard. No television blared in the background. Not even the familiar hum of the refrigerator or a solitary screen saver could be detected. The sacred wedge of silence was magical, entrancing and wholly alien to those huddled upon the floor and sofa.

PHOTOS: Cyclones, Lightning and Snow

Posted 10.13.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Cyclone Phailin slammed into India, displacing hundreds of thousands. Hurricane S...

PHOTOS: Snow, Tornadoes And A Tropical Storm

Posted 10.06.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: A tornado with wind speeds up to 200 mph ripped through parts of Nebraska. Tropic...

PHOTOS: Storms And Flooding

Posted 09.29.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Pakistan was rocked by its second earthquake in less than a week. A separate eart...

PHOTOS: The Craziest Weather Of The Week

Posted 09.22.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Colorado's extreme flooding, responsible for the deaths of at least 10 people and ...

PHOTOS: Lightning And Extreme Flooding

Posted 09.15.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Severe flooding crippled parts of Colorado, with at least four confirmed dead and ...