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Experts Debate Moral, Religious Case for Climate Action

Experts Debate Moral, Religious Case for Climate Action

A Tennessee philosopher and Christian environmentalist debate the moral imperative for action on climate change. … Read More

Tropical Storm Andrea Brings Heavy Rain to East Coast

Tropical Storm Andrea Brings Heavy Rain to East Coast

Tropical Storm Andrea is weakening, but is dumping very heavy rain from South Carolina northeastward to Maine.… Read More

Tropical Storm Andrea To Drench Florida, East Coast

Tropical Storm Andrea To Drench Florida, East Coast

Tropical Storm Andrea is likely to spread a plume of heavy rain from Florida to the Northeast during the next several days, potentially leading to flooding in some areas. Already, it is spreading heavy rain into water-logged Florida, where f… Read More

Rare May Snowstorm Annihilates Records in Midwest

Rare May Snowstorm Annihilates Records in Midwest

In Iowa, the 11 inches recorded at the town of Britt, which is in the north central part of the state, is also likely a state record. The 6.7 inches that fell in Des Moines was the biggest May snowstorm on record for that city as well. In Wisconsin, 16.2 inches fell at Ashland, which also set a state record for the heaviest May snowstorm on record.… Read More

Twin Cities Narrowly Escape Record May Snowstorm

Twin Cities Narrowly Escape Record May Snowstorm

Had the storm hit only 50 miles or so further northwest, the Twin Cities would have been in the bullseye for at least a foot of snow, which would have shattered the all-time May snowfall record there, which stands at just 3 inches.… Read More

Stubborn 2012 Heat Wave Roasts Eight States

Stubborn 2012 Heat Wave Roasts Eight States

Through the end of June, the South has had the most extreme weather during this period since the Climate Extremes Index began in 1910, with 56.86 percent of the region affected by extreme weather.… Read More

Extreme Heat Continues to Plague South Central States

Extreme Heat Continues to Plague South Central States

According to the National Weather Service, Tulsa, OK likely set a record on Monday for the warmest overnight low temperature since records began there, as the temperature failed to drop below a toasty 88°F through this Monday morning.… Read More

Image of the Day: Meandering Mississippi From Space

Image of the Day: Meandering Mississippi From Space

An image captured from Landsat 7, an Earth-observing satellite managed by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), portrays the "graceful swirls and whorls of the Mississippi River" as NASA says. Spring 2011 brought some of the worst flooding in history, from the Upper Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico. Snowmelt and more than three times the normal… Read More