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Winds Blasting New England Saturday Were Tornadoes

Three short-lived twisters swept across New England late Saturday, knocking down trees and leaving residents wondering if they live in a new tornado alley. A wild weather front dropped three weak twisters across parts of Connecticut and Rhode Island. The …

NYC Faces Flash Flooding Risk as Torrential Downpours Approach

New York City commuters face a blustery, soaked-to-the-skin trek to work Tuesday as a powerful coastal storm unwinds across the Northeast. Rain began shortly after 9 p.m. Monday and will intensify early Tuesday, peaking in the daylight hours, said Scott …

Climate Scientists Created a SWAT Team for Weather Disasters

When weather disaster strikes, observers near and far ask the same question: Climate change—is it or isn’t it? The simplest answer, yes, lacks specificity. All weather is a joint human-nature venture, because we’ve made the atmosphere hotter than it’s been …

US Farmers Finally See Better Outlook After 2 Odd Years

MADRID, Iowa (AP) — In 43 years of farming, Morey Hill had seen crop-destroying weather, rock-bottom prices, trade fights and surges in government aid, but not until last year had he endured it all in one season. Now, as Hill …

US Needs to Brace Itself For More Deadly Storms, Experts Say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadly weather will be hitting the U.S. more often, and America needs to get better at dealing with it, experts said as Texas and other states battled winter storms that blew past the worst-case planning of utilities, …

Fires Raise Fight Over Climate Change as Trump Visits California

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. — With crews battling wildfires that have killed at least 35 people, destroyed neighborhoods and enveloped the West Coast in smoke, another fight has emerged: leaders in the Democratic-led states and President Donald Trump have clashed over the …

Wildfires Are Taking an Unexpectedly Huge Toll on America’s Lungs

During the 2018 Camp Fire, which lasted 17 days and killed 85 people, residents of nearby Northern California communities breathed in enough smoke to equal half a pack of cigarettes. Many of the questions being asked then sound eerily familiar …

Big Wheat Growers Are Starting to Hoard Supply

The wheat market is starting to get shaken up by the ,. Panic buying of food might have largely eased at grocery stores, but governments are beginning to get more serious about securing supplies of key staples like grains. From …

U.S. Had 14 Weather Disasters Costing $1 Billion or More in 2019

The U.S. had 14 weather disasters costing $1 billion or more last year, with Midwest flooding accounting for almost half of the total, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Flooding from the Missouri, Mississippi and Arkansas rivers caused …

Crazy Midwest Weather Spurs Hardest Year Ever for U.S. Farms

Crazy weather that disrupted U.S. Midwest plantings is adding to farmer stress, with growers ranking 2019 as their hardest year ever. A survey conducted by Farm Futures showed that 53% of respondents said 2019 is the most difficult year they’ve …