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  • One more day of heat, and then a cool down

    One more day of heat, and then a cool down

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-08-22 10:35:05 GMT
    Hot weather and storms to end the week but cooler temps for the weekend.
    Hot weather and storms to end the week but cooler temps for the weekend.
  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:04:13 GMT
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in...
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
  • Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

    Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:25 GMT
    Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.
    Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.
  • Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

    Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:03:38 GMT
    Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...
    Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of...
  • 36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:57:04 GMT
    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.
    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.
  • Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

    Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:34:56 GMT
    Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.
    Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.
  • Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

    Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:05:30 GMT
    Authorities have sent evacuation orders to some 13,000 phone numbers as a wildfire bears down on a foothill community near Yosemite National Park in Central California.
    Officials say they have gained the upper hand on a central California blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park that forced more than 1,000 residents to flee their homes.
  • Arizona flooding creates several dramatic scenes

    Arizona flooding creates several dramatic scenes

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:44:40 GMT
    A series of storms dumped more than 4.5 inches of rain on areas north of Phoenix on Tuesday, requiring several dramatic rescues and resulting in many visible examples of damage. Here are some examples of the...
    A series of storms dumped more than 4.5 inches of rain on areas north of Phoenix on Tuesday, requiring several dramatic rescues and resulting in many visible examples of damage. Here are some examples of the destruction...
  • Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

    Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:44:39 GMT
    Flooding from heavy monsoon season rains in the Phoenix area forced authorities on Tuesday to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17, while elsewhere firefighters rescued multiple motorists...
    Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state.
  • Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

    Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:38:35 GMT
    Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.
    Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.
  • Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

    Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:43:43 GMT
    More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.
    More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.
  • Dead 100-year-old woman found in flooded basement

    Dead 100-year-old woman found in flooded basement

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:42:47 GMT
    A woman died when her vehicle became stranded in 3 feet of water in suburban Detroit, after heavy rain across southeastern Michigan left many roads impassable.
    The body of a 100-year-old suburban Detroit woman was found in her flooded condominium basement Tuesday, a day after heavy rain swamped much of the area and stranded motorists on water-clogged streets and freeways.
  • Best-of-summer meteor shower eclipsed by supermoon

    Best-of-summer meteor shower eclipsed by supermoon

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:42:19 GMT
    The annual best-of-summer meteor shower peaks late Tuesday and into the wee hours Wednesday morning.
    The annual best-of-summer meteor shower peaks late Tuesday and into the wee hours Wednesday morning.
  • AP PHOTOS: Lunar show illuminates world's skies

    AP PHOTOS: Lunar show illuminates world's skies

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:33:34 GMT
    By The Associated Press People around the world this weekend looked up at the sky to view a lunar phenomenon: the supermoon.
    By The Associated Press People around the world this weekend looked up at the sky to view a lunar phenomenon: the supermoon.
  • Communities across US recover after floods

    Communities across US recover after floods

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-08-14 10:38:58 GMT
    Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths.
    Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths.
  • New York suburbs get entire summer's worth of rain

    New York suburbs get entire summer's worth of rain

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:58:58 GMT
    A storm dumped an entire summer's worth of rain on parts of Long Island, stranding drivers in roads flooded with door-handle-high water.
    New York's heaviest downpour on record dumped a summer's worth of rain on parts of Long Island in a matter of hours Wednesday, swamping highways before drivers could escape, flooding basements and causing at least...
  • 6 climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

    6 climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:48:33 GMT
    Six French climbers died in a fall on France's Mont Blanc after a night of snow and wind on Western Europe's tallest mountain, officials said Wednesday.
    Six French climbers died in a fall on France's Mont Blanc after a night of snow and wind on Western Europe's tallest mountain, officials said Wednesday.
  • Rebuilt Moore school brings changes, reminders

    Rebuilt Moore school brings changes, reminders

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:09:25 GMT
    Students heading back to class next week at the rebuilt Plaza Towers Elementary in Oklahoma will see new fixtures as well as reminders of the resiliency the school and community showed after a tornado killed seven...
    Students heading back to class next week at the rebuilt Plaza Towers Elementary in Oklahoma will see new fixtures as well as reminders of the resiliency the school and community showed after a tornado killed seven students...
  • Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

    Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-08-12 10:08:20 GMT
    Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation, but are also drilling a new pipeline to keep...
    Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation, but are also drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing...
  • What's behind Hawaii's twin storms: Mostly luck

    What's behind Hawaii's twin storms: Mostly luck

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:48:39 GMT
    All sorts of weather factors came together for Hawaii's twin hurricane threat: stuck currents, an oddball brewing El Nino, slightly warmer water but mostly just bad luck.
    All sorts of weather factors came together for Hawaii's twin hurricane threat: stuck currents, an oddball brewing El Nino, slightly warmer water but mostly just bad luck.
  • How tropical weather shook up an island paradise

    How tropical weather shook up an island paradise

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-10 23:56:44 GMT
    His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to...
    Sunshine and blue skies returned to parts of Hawaii on Sunday after days of heavy rain and gusting winds brought by Tropical Storm Iselle, the first to make landfall in more than two decades. A second storm in the Pacific,...
  • Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

    Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:38 AM EDT2014-08-10 06:38:33 GMT
    The one-two hurricane punch that was supposed to hit Hawaii is looking more like a jab and a missed left hook.
    His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to traverse...
  • Man charged with starting massive California blaze

    Man charged with starting massive California blaze

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:45:40 GMT
    While the flames still raced through California's Sierra Nevada last year, investigators zeroed in on a deer hunter they suspected of starting what would become the mountain range's largest fire in its...
    While the flames still raced through California's Sierra Nevada last year, investigators zeroed in on a deer hunter they had rescued by helicopter an hour after the first report of the wildfire that would become the...
  • Hawaii bracing as hurricane nears the islands

    Hawaii bracing as hurricane nears the islands

    Friday, August 8 2014 4:27 AM EDT2014-08-08 08:27:04 GMT
    Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't - and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years.
    Barely holding on to hurricane strength, Iselle's outer edges brought rain and wind to Hawaii on Thursday as it approached landfall, poised to become the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the island chain in 22...
  • How To Tell The Weather By Looking At The Clouds

    How To Tell The Weather By Looking At The Clouds

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 9:31 AM EST2014-02-26 14:31:55 GMT
    Clouds are pretty to look at and they add excitement to the atmosphere but they can do oh so much more. I'm going to show you how we can tell the weather by looking at the clouds.
    Clouds are pretty to look at and they add excitement to the atmosphere but they can do oh so much more. I'm going to show you how we can tell the weather by looking at the clouds.
  • Another arctic blast has much of U.S. in its grip

    Another arctic blast has much of U.S. in its grip

    As the Northeast and mid-Atlantic joined the Midwest in dealing with yet another deep freeze on Tuesday, doctors are offering advice on dealing with frigid temperatures.
    As the Northeast and mid-Atlantic joined the Midwest in dealing with yet another deep freeze on Tuesday, doctors are offering advice on dealing with frigid temperatures.
  • Dealing with the deep freeze

    Dealing with the deep freeze

    As another blast of Arctic air sends millions of Americans into a prolonged deep freeze, doctors are offering advice on dealing with dangerously frigid temperatures.
    As another blast of Arctic air sends millions of Americans into a prolonged deep freeze, doctors are offering advice on dealing with dangerously frigid temperatures.
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