Across the U.S.: Twisters, snow, floods and sweltering heat
Freakish weather rumbled across the Southern Plains and Midwest yesterday as roughly 6 million people dodged tornadoes, floods, pounding hail and 70-mph wind gusts in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
Extreme weather tests hydropower's resilience
Hydroelectric power is widely credited for being a climate-friendly energy resource due to its zero carbon emissions, a fact the industry likes to point out as it seeks to boost its share of global electricity generation.
3 weeks in a broiler might be new normal in Northeast
Rural counties across much of the Northeast could see a big increase in very hot days within 40 years, resulting in harsher summers from West Virginia to Maine, according to new research from Dartmouth College.
Today's floods occur along 'a very different' Mississippi
The swollen, churning, unrelenting river that's flooding towns from Minnesota to Louisiana this month is not Mark Twain's Mississippi River. It's a new generation of disasters, experts say.
Flooded towns want to adapt. They say Congress hasn't helped
The fight against a flooding Mississippi River is shifting south where the battle for dry ground moves from a narrower channel to a mile-wide and 200-foot-deep river that can bury more communities as it seeks to reclaim its historic floodplain.