| Mar 9, 2014
Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- As part of its campaign to step up efforts to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday announced the creation of a new website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:36 PM
WASHINGTON — As part of its campaign to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies.
The initiative to make...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:25 AM
"Florida's just being a jerk now." At least that's one social media statement making the Internet rounds accompanied with a temperature map showing one giant frigid, blue country, except of course for the balmy yellow- and orange-colored Sunshine State....
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:18 PM
An immense solar flare burst from the sun Saturday, and as of Monday there were "several coronal mass ejections in play," according to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center.
A coronal mass ejection is a huge release --billions of tons -- of solar...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:23 AM
The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday.
The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Niño, the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:36 PM
A weather-altering El Niño is increasingly likely to develop in the Pacific Ocean later this year, according to a U.S. government forecast issued Thursday.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration meteorologists now believe an El Niño has a 66%...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:48 PM
The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season could be a real yawner if early forecasts hold true.
Phil Klotzbach and William Gray released their outlook Thursday, calling for nine named storms, including three hurricanes, one intense. That's far below the average...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
A storm warning has been issued for space, where a "cannibal" coronal mass ejection grabbed the attention of space-weather watchers.
The sun -- at a peak of activity in the 11-year solar cycle -- hurled a pair of CMEs that reached Earth early Saturday...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Having circumnavigated the Americas on his own, Annapolis-based sailor Matt Rutherford has turned his attention to researching plastics' effects on environment
Matt Rutherford is more comfortable on water than he is on land. As he sat recently for an...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:31 PM
The State Water Project, which helps supply a majority of Californians, will make small deliveries this year, officials said Friday as they increased the system's allocation to 5% from the historic zero announced in January.
February and March storms in...