| Aug 9, 2014
A recent column stated that the brutally hot 1988 summer didn't even make the city's top 10 hottest list. What was the city's hottest summer?
— Peter Koss
Chicago's hottest summer title belongs to the summer of 1955,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:11 PM
The first seven months of this year have been the warmest on record for California, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters averaged high and low temperatures from January to July for the entire state this year and recorded an average...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Back pain is no more likely to strike on cold, rainy days than in fair weather, according to a new study from Australia.
Temperature, humidity, wind direction, precipitation and air pressure were not linked to the onset of lower back pain among close...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:32 PM
With Ocean City about halfway through its busiest season, we talked with Mayor Rick Meehan about how this summer is going.
Meehan, who grew up in Towson and graduated from Dulaney High School, said things have gone very smoothly, despite a scare from...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:27 AM
If Tuesday reaches its predicted high, it would be just the third 90-degree day this year in Chicago.
Meteorologists say this summer has been relatively cool. From 1981 to 2010, Chicago summers have had an average of 14 90-degree days, said Jamie...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:23 AM
If the predicted high for Tuesday reaches its mark, it would be just the third 90-degree day this year in Chicago.
Meteorologists say this summer has been relatively cool. From 1981 to 2010, Chicago summers have had an average of 14 90-degree days, said...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Finally, the federal climate watchdogs got it right. The just-released U.S. National Climate Assessment avoids pie-in-the-sky abstractions like "saving the planet before it's too late" and instead concentrates on regional changes affecting our lives...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:05 PM
One of the great benefits of iFly, the new, wind-based entertainment destination in Rosemont, is that it can confirm for you things you've always suspected.
I, for instance, have been pretty sure that jumping out of an airplane would be a bad idea....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:48 PM
GRISWOLD — To Jim Bardia, the path to a better wind turbine is the same as the one to a faster race car.
It is incremental improvements here and there that shave seconds from a lap time and cents from a kilowatt hour.
Bardia, a former race car...