The Gulf Coast braced Sunday for Hurricane Gustav, a storm that officials fear could devastate coastal Louisiana and parts of New Orleans that were largely spared from Hurricane Katrina's onslaught three years ago.
multiple beach head video cameras ... give it a watch while they still work.
Someone sent us a dozen before-and-after pictures of this afternoon's series of June thunderstorms in WV.
Just call it global warming and let the war of words and theories begin. But! Whatever you do, never, ever mention HAARP.
The swollen Mississippi River ran over the top of at least nine more levees on Wednesday as floodwaters swallowed up more U.S. farmland, feeding inflation fears as corn prices soared to record highs. Volunteers and aid workers were piling sandbags up
Here, in some of the best soil in the world, the stunted stalks of Dave Timmerman's newly planted corn are wilting in what sometimes look more like rice paddies than the plains, the sunshine glinting off of pools of collected water. Although time
A team of European scientists has deliberately triggered electrical activity in thunderclouds for the first time by aiming high-power pulses of laser light into a thunderstorm.
Those beautiful snowflakes drifting out of the sky may have a surprise inside ... bacteria. Most snow and rain forms in chilly conditions high in the sky and atmospheric scientists have long known the moisture needs something to cling to in order to
Solar activity fluctuates in an 11-year cycle. But so far in this cycle, the sun has been disturbingly quiet. This solar hibernation corresponds with a period of bitter cold that began around 1650 and lasted until 1715.
Daybreak revealed a battered landscape across the South, as crews searching communities hit by a violent line of tornadoes fought through downed power lines, crumpled mobile homes and snapped trees to find victims. At least 48 people were dead.
Ask Anthony Watts. He's the veteran meteorologist from Chico, CA., who was featured in the June 17 edition of this column because of his project to quality-check the 1,221 official weather stations used to take the country's average surface
What was thought to be a violently windy thunderstorm that plowed through Brooklyn Wednesday morning turned out to be a weather event of historical proportions. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down in the Livingston-Rand
An aging weather satellite crucial to accurate predictions on the intensity and path of hurricanes could fail at any moment and plans to launch a replacement have been pushed back seven years to 2016. In a letter obtained by the AP
Critics of the Iraq war said on Tuesday the Bush administration's failure to replenish vital National Guard equipment sent to Iraq caused Kansas to fall short in responding to last week's tornado disaster, and other states were equally vulner
Rescue crews combed piles of debris where homes and businesses once stood in Greensburg, Kansas, in a meticulous search for survivors of a killer tornado. By nightfall searchers had not found anyone else -- alive or dead -- in the rubble, leaving the
Submitting a claim for a staggering $77 billion, New Orleans joined tens of thousands of would-be plaintiffs who rushed to beat a deadline to alert the Army Corps of Engineers that they may sue for losses resulting from the levee breaches after Hurri
A New Orleans coroner has found no sign of homicide in the alleged mercy killing of four elderly patients in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, local media reports.
Fewer storms and natural disasters have made 2006 the least expensive year for insurers in almost a decade and the third-cheapest in the past 20 years.
Instead of explaining why funding was being cut, FEMA provided only computer-generated program codes, Leon said. The judge ordered FEMA to explain those decisions. Sitcov said FEMA's computer system can only to produce program codes.
After Katrina, nontraditional, decentralized relief steps in where big government and big charity failed. Were it not for a rotating group of young volunteers, the house probably would have been in the same state as those surrounding it: empty, only
How clouds let loose the summer showers that drench your clothes and cool you off has remained somewhat of a mystery. "Until now, no one's been able to look at that process of how drops form—it's a missing link that has been in contentio
A "moderate" El Nino current is now established in the Pacific basin, triggering a serious drought in Australia, heavy rain in East Africa and heralding other severe weather conditions over coming months, the UN's weather agency has sai
Icicles typically form on days when the outdoor air temperature is subfreezing but sunshine warms and melts some snow or ice. As it drips off your roof, a water droplet freezes when it loses its heat to the cold air.
Using a combination of satellite imagery and computer simulations, researchers found that tides of air created by intense thunderstorms are altering the structure of the ionosphere, the topmost layers of the atmosphere where space weather occurs.
A prankster posing as a federal housing official took center stage at a New Orleans event with the city mayor and the governor of Louisiana, controversially promising to throw open closed public housing to thousands of poor former city residents.
One year after Hurricane Katrina battered the U.S. Gulf Coast and his political standing, President Bush acknowledged that a complete recovery was still a long way off. "There is hope down here, there is still a lot of work to be done," Bus
There is plenty of frustration to go around, and a Gallup/USA Today poll released this week shows that anger at Nagin's team is rising. Some 29% of those surveyed said that local officials had done a poor job responding to the hurricane. Responde
A U.S. District Court judge ruled a Mississippi couple's homeowner policy did not give them coverage for damage from flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina, in a major win for the insurance industry.
At a dark and hot New Orleans hospital surrounded by Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters in September, a doctor and two nurses were seen injecting patients with lethal doses of narcotics, according to court documents made public. "That burns,