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Solar Winds Contribute To Lightning Strikes On Earth
May 17, 2014 13:33 PM E
Although it's long been known that lightning is caused by electrical charges produced in clouds, scientists have now discovered that they're also created by the Sun's solar winds.
Spring Snowstorm Not Likely Caused By Global Warming, Forecasters Say
Colorado, Wyoming Spring Snowstorms Dump 2 Feet On Rocky Mountains With More Expected Through June
May 12, 2014 14:31 PM E
A surprise Mother's Day snowstorm reminded residents of Denver and elsewhere in the Rocky Mountains of the wrath of Mother Nature.
NOAA map of tornado tracks near Little Rock, Arkansas
Florida And The South Face Floods And Tornadoes Of Epic Proportions [PHOTOS]
May 01, 2014 13:01 PM E
More than two feet of rain inundated coastal Alabama and the Florida panhandle, leaving several dead and residents trying to cope.
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Chimps Escape From Kansas City Zoo: Ringleader Uses Branch To Escape Enclosure, Beckons 6 Others To Follow
Apr 12, 2014 12:07 PM E
Chimps at the Kansas City Zoo made a run for it on Thursday, but they were soon corralled back into their quarters, using food as a lure.
Typhoon Haiyan
Extreme Weather In 2013 Caused By Man-Made Climate Change: UN Report
Mar 24, 2014 12:55 PM E
The UN weather agency reported Monday that man-made global warming caused extreme weather in 2013, from drought, flooding, frigid cold, and Typhoon Haiyan.
Whole Town Centers, Cities and Monuments May End Up Submerged
Sea-Level Rise Could Flood 7% of World's Populated Regions, Threatens Cultural Heritage Sites Like Statue Of Liberty
Mar 07, 2014 11:48 AM E
If global warming continues to melt glacial ice, 136 of the world's cultural centers, including the Statue of Liberty, may be submerged in two thousand years.
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Could Offshore Wind Farms Calm Hurricanes Before They Hit Land?
Feb 26, 2014 10:37 AM E
An array of offshore wind turbines could reduce the wind speed of hurricanes and reduce storm surges, according to a study led by Mark Jacobson of Stanford University. While it would take a huge wind farm--about 78,000 wind turbines--Jacobson said the farms could pay for themselves through reduced storm damages and through electricity generated by the turbines.
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Winter Tornadoes Hit Midwest: How Common Are The Off-Season Storms?
Feb 21, 2014 16:29 PM E
A winter tornado hit Illinois yesterday, a rare but not unheard-of occurrence. Winter tornadoes can be more dangerous than their warm-month counterparts: they are not stronger, but can be deadlier. They tend to move faster and can hit with less notice.
Atlanta Snowstorm
'Valentine's Day Canceled' By Georgia Sheriff During Snow Storm, And Actually Outraged People
Feb 14, 2014 15:26 PM E
When the Oconee County Sheriff's Office canceled Valentine's Day due to freezing rain and snow, it was completely joking. But some lovers of the holiday did not get the joke.
Magellanic penguin chick
Magellanic Penguins Of Argentina Threatened By Climate Change: Scientists Predict We Will Soon See 'Years Where Almost No Chicks Survive'
Jan 29, 2014 16:06 PM E
Climate change is decimating the population of penguin chicks from the world's largest colony of Magellanic penguins, not just indirectly by making their food resources scarcer, but directly from rainstorms and heat.
Lake Tahoe
As California Drought Gets Worse, Governor Declares Emergency And A Submerged Ghost Towns Rises From A Lake
Jan 20, 2014 17:48 PM E
The drought in California has gone on so long that government officials, farmers, and even clergy are now more worried than ever.
2013 Statewide Temperatures
Climate Change 2013: Last Year Was 4th Warmest Year In Recorded History And 37th Consecutive Year Of Above-Average Global Temperatures
Jan 16, 2014 09:01 AM E
In 2013, climate change took a severe toll on the U.S., according to the National Climatic Data Center's annual report: it was the 4th warmest year on record, and saw over $1 billion in climate disaster-related damages.
Antarctica Rescue
Antarctic Rescue: All 52 Passengers Stuck Nine Days In Antarctic Ice Saved By Chinese Helicopter
Jan 02, 2014 09:42 AM E
Finally on Thursday, after nine days of waiting, a Chinese rescue helicopter pulled all 52 passengers off the ship, leaving the 22 crew members aboard to care for the boat.
Stranded Ship
Stranded In Antarctica, Scientists Aboard Ice-Lodged Ship, MV Akademik Shokalskiy, Await Helicopter Rescue
Dec 30, 2013 16:44 PM E
A team of scientists, along with journalists, tourists, and crew, have been stranded in eastern Antarctica for nearly one week after a storm pushed ice against their ship, the MV Akademik Shokalskiy.
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