News Midwest

USDA Declares Winter Wheat Belt Drought Disaster Area

  • Published: Jan 10th, 2013

The USDA has declared 597 counties across 14 states natural disaster areas as a result of the ongoing drought.

Great Lakes Legacy Contaminants Fall, Newer Ones Rise

  • Published: Jan 1st, 2013

Even with the decreases, it will be 20-30 years until the fish consumption advisories can be eliminated.

Storm Brings Tornado Outbreak and Blizzard Conditions

  • Published: Dec 26th, 2012

A sprawling storm brought Christmas Day tornadoes to the South and now blizzard conditions to the Ohio Valley.

Drought to Last Into 2013; Impacts Expected to Intensify

  • Published: Dec 20th, 2012

The existing long-term impacts of the drought will make recovery in the U.S. more difficult.

Mississippi Faces Shipping Closure as Water Levels Drop

  • Published: Dec 17th, 2012

Navigation has become treacherous as the worst U.S. drought in half a century brings water levels close to record lows.

A Roundup of Hurricane Sandy News Reports

  • Published: Oct 31st, 2012

Here's just a sample of what's out there on the science, property damage & human tragedy surrounding Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy Roars Ashore, Threatening Record Surge

  • Published: Oct 29th, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is already causing damaging winds along the East Coast, with record coastal flooding feared.

Powerful Windstorm Winds Down in Plains, Midwest

  • Published: Oct 19th, 2012

A storm brought powerful winds to a huge swath of the Plains & Midwest, tossing trucks off highways and sparking fires.